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Urinary Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Preparing For Your Appointment

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

You can help your child's doctor diagnose and treat your child's condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What are your child's symptoms?
  • When did the symptoms start?
  • What do you think may have caused the symptoms?
  • Has your child had a fever?
  • Has your child ever had a problem like this in the past? If so, when? What was done to treat it?
  • Does your family have a history of urinary problems?
  • Has your child had a recent injury to the belly, pelvis, or back?
  • What home treatments have you tried, and how effective were they?
  • Does your child have any health risks?

A urine specimen may be collected during your child's office visit. Do not encourage your child to go to the bathroom immediately before the office visit. Special urine collection bags or a catheter may be used to collect urine from a baby or toddler who is not toilet trained.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: August 15, 2013
    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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