This is a discussion on Unrine Tract Infection (UTI) in Babies within the Baby, Toddler, Child Health Concerns forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Hi All, Anyone encountered UTI with your baby? My son had UTI at 6 months (last Nov). Was given anti-biotics ...
Anyone encountered UTI with your baby?
My son had UTI at 6 months (last Nov). Was given anti-biotics to complete and after going for ultrasound yesterday we found out he has bladder reflux. He needs to go for another test called VCUG where a catheter will be inserted to fill up his bladder with dye and see how the bladder works ... i think.
For those who has gone through this phase with your babies please share some info with me...thanks!
Last edited by wiwizz; 13-01-2010 at 04:28 PM.
My boy got UTI at 1 month old! I was so worried that time!
We did it at Mt E, but he was not sedated at ALL. We did 3 tests in total.
Ultrasound & VCGU was done first.
Then the 3rd test which i think is call "M" something, a drip have to be insert onto his arm. They will then pump some liquid thru the drip and we told to come back in 2 or 3 hours time.
The nurse told us to TRY to delay his milk feed till the time to come back, so he will hopefully sleep by then as the last test required baby to be still.
My boy was sleeping but wake up the moment we put him on the machine to do the test, my hubby held his little hands and luckily he keep still during the 20 mins test!
Even my mum cried when she visit him at the hospital!
The follow-up tests can only be done after UTI is cleared, about a month later.
The doctors who did those tests said sometime babies cry not because is painful, is because they are sensitive.
Among the 3 tests, my boy cried the most for the most painless test, the ultrascan, like what we always did when we were preggy.
I guess the equip used was cold, so he was crying thoughout!
We were worried about the inserting of drip, but he did not cried at all! Even the doctor say he did well!
But the silly nurse was very rough when she remove the drip after the last test, alot of blood spurt out, even stain my hubby clothing n baby clothing.
I guess that was painful coz my baby was screaming at the top of his lungs and keep staring at the nurse!
But luckily all the tests show that the infection was a one-off thing, not due to reflux!
I just came back from the catheter test. My baby was crying so hard and I almost cried too. It was indeed a sad thing to see what the doctor was doing to your baby.
I am now wondering if the cause of UTI could be because of his foreskin.
To anyone out there...at what month/year can the foreskin loosen up and able to fall back on it's own?
I ask my pediatrician that time, she say is difficult to say exact reason for boys.
Might be the poo come into contact with the penis OR diapers soak etc.
For girls, is normally the cleaning the wrong way.
She just told me not too worry too much and just to change diapers more often!
he was about going 6 mths...
no intention to circumcise him as he is ok already...
see below link for more infor: my poor baby....
Sam & Dom - Our New Chapter Begins......: Alaric @RESORT Mt Elizabeth Hospital
Last edited by Domique; 14-01-2010 at 05:44 PM.
I posted something on that thread too.
I just came back from Cresent clinic at Eunos to circumcise my boy. Paid $100 and i think it was worth it. He cried out loud for 5-7mins and came out just fine after looking at us.
While waiting, I met a mummy sending her boy for the follow-up check. He is 5 months and had UTI also. But she was lucky because she circumcised him the minute he had high fever and no more traces of UTI after 1 wk.
I hope by doing this my son will recover soon. Will update this thread for sure.
can i ask does this only happen to boys??
how about girls??
n what cause the infection??
Do visit Urinary tract infections (UTIs) for more info.
Today I was advised by the doctor that my son indeed has reflux on his both bladders. From the MCU test, it seems to the doctor that his reflux is slightly severe. As of now, my son will still be under antibiotics (for the next 2yrs maybe) and if it's still untreated in the months to come he may undergo surgery.
Has anyone gone through this stage before?
Last edited by wiwizz; 19-01-2010 at 10:45 PM.