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Dr. George T. Klauber

Urologist (Pediatric)

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Dr. George T. Klauber
  • Chelmsford, Massachusetts
  • MD at Guy's Hospital Medical School
  • Accepting new patients

Is it possible for children to have UTIs?

UTIs are quite common in prepubertal girls. Symptoms are most commonly frequent urination, burning pain sensation with urination & foul urinary malodor. May also have some wetting, READ MORE
UTIs are quite common in prepubertal girls. Symptoms are most commonly frequent urination, burning pain sensation with urination & foul urinary malodor. May also have some wetting, day & or night. UTIs can be due to constipation, failure to widely separate thighs with urination causing some vaginal trapping of urine which then becomes infected, bubble bath or non-cotton panties. Thong panties can cause UTIs in older girls.

My child has frequent UTIs -- What's wrong?

UTIs are of concern if associated with fever. Children who have had 2 or more febrile UTIs should be worked up with kidney & bladder ultrasound plus bladder x-ray (voiding cystourethrogram) READ MORE
UTIs are of concern if associated with fever. Children who have had 2 or more febrile UTIs should be worked up with kidney & bladder ultrasound plus bladder x-ray (voiding cystourethrogram) as they may have urinary reflux or some other bladder or urethral abnormality. This confirms guidelines of American Academy of Pediatrics & Society of Pediatric Urology. Non-febrile UTIs are almost invariably benign.

My son is complaining of pain while urinating. Could it be a UTI?

Your son may have a UTI thus a urinalysis is recommended. Alternatively, might high have urethral metal stenosis (narrowing of urinary opening).

Can keeping a child in a diaper for a long time lead to urinary infections?

A 3-year-old should show some interest in becoming potty-trained, in which case she could come out of diapers. Diapers or "Pull-ups" are very reasonable to be used at night for READ MORE
A 3-year-old should show some interest in becoming potty-trained, in which case she could come out of diapers. Diapers or "Pull-ups" are very reasonable to be used at night for bed-wetters of any age. Diapers would be an extremely uncommon cause of UTIs, in my opinion. Bubble baths should be avoided and showers are preferable to taking a bath. Constipation, if present, should be treated.

What caused my child's vesicoureteral reflux?

Vesicoureteral reflux is a congenital abnormality due to an incometent ureteral opening (valve) in the bladder. Frequently length of ureter running into bladder is too short compared READ MORE
Vesicoureteral reflux is a congenital abnormality due to an incometent ureteral opening (valve) in the bladder. Frequently length of ureter running into bladder is too short compared to its diameter. Reflux commonly runs in families, a child may inherit abnormality from parent & thus have a genetic component in the inheritance. Hence we often advise parents to get kidney & bladder ultrasound examination of siblings if & when they have a child with significant reflux.

Can diapers cause UTI in children?

Diapers are an unlikely cause of a UTI. Constipation is common cause of UTIs as are bubble baths, which should not be used for little girls. UTIs, at around age 3 years can also READ MORE
Diapers are an unlikely cause of a UTI. Constipation is common cause of UTIs as are bubble baths, which should not be used for little girls. UTIs, at around age 3 years can also be in part caused by girls withholding urination. It's an age when children realize that there is one thing in their lives that they can control!