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How does a doctor rule out kidney infection?

By Anonymous December 28, 2012 - 7:51pm
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My 5 yr old daughter has burning upon urination. She also recently had a high fever but this has subsided. Her urinlysis had high WBC and a little blood in urine. The doctor says it is urethritis. What distiguishes the two?

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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question. Urethritis and urinary tract infections can only be verified through urine testing. Urethritis is a little different and you can read more about it here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001475/.

Urinary tract infection information can be found here http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/urinarytractinfections.html

Hope this helps.


December 29, 2012 - 7:27am
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