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  • Writer's picturePediatric Urology Associates

What Exactly is a Urinary Tract Infection?

Urinary tract infections are very common and affect children worldwide. What exactly is a urinary tract infection? It is when the bladder and the kidneys are inflamed. It is usually caused by bacteria moving up the urethra and into the bladder. Some common symptoms include fever, frequent or urgent urination, lower abdominal pain, and irritability. It’s essential your pediatric urologist follows up with urine cultures to determine if the UTI is completely gone. If you suspect your child is suffering from a UTI, contact your pediatric urologist!

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