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?
did the symptoms start?
- What do you think may have caused the
- 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
- Does your family have a history of urinary
- Has your child had a recent injury to the belly, pelvis,
- What home treatments have you tried, and how effective
- Does your child have any
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.