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Urinary Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Check Your Symptoms

Call a doctor if:

  • Painful urination occurs with:
    • Fever or chills.
    • Not being able to urinate when you feel the urge.
    • Pain in the back, side, groin, or genital area.
    • Blood or pus in the urine.
    • Unusual discharge from the vagina or penis.
    • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Urinary symptoms do not improve after 1 or 2 days, or they get worse even with home treatment. Untreated urinary tract infections (UTIs) can spread, which may lead to kidney infections and other serious problems.
  • You are pregnant or have diabetes, and you have symptoms of a UTI.
  • You are a man, and you have symptoms of a UTI.
  • You think that your child may have a UTI.

Signs of a UTI in a baby or young child may be:

Call your child's doctor today if you suspect your child has a UTI.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: November 14, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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