An infection in any part of the urinary system is considered a urinary tract infection, or UTI.  This includes an infection of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra but most infections involve the lower urinary tract, which include the bladder and urethra.

A UTI is more common for girls but boys can have them as well.  UTI’s are generally treated with antibiotics.  Symptoms of a UTI may include:

  • A strong urge to urinate that doesn't go away
  • A burning feeling when urinating
  • Urinating often, and passing small amounts of urine
  • Urine that looks cloudy
  • Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — signs of blood in the urine
  • Strong-smelling urine
  • Pelvic pain, in women — especially in the center of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone

If you suspect that your child has a UTI please call our office to make an appointment.

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