My youngest dd (just turned 29 months) had a UTI recently. She became very, very ill (high fever, shakes, etc.). To hopefully make a long story short, the Dr. wasn't sure if it was the strep that showed up in her urine culture or if she had pneumonia (radiologist determined it wasn't) so he put her on antibiotics for the first time.
I'm convinced she got the strep D from the hot tube at the Y that dh would let her sit in after swim class. However, my homeopathic chiropractor (say that 5 times fast
) said that it's common to have have (?) amounts of strep in the urine and that it doesn't always have to be treated with antibiotics.
My dd did not experience any pain or problems with urination (she's been using the potty for about 5 months). But since your dd is complaining of pain, I would have it checked out. Once you know what's causing the problem you can better decide how to treat it. Even if they prescribe an antibiotic doesn't mean you have to have it filled KWIM?
Stayathome...I don't know how old your dd is but I guess if she's not exhibing any discomfort, I wouldn't worry about it. I do know that yeast infections are very, very common and I would highly suspect a dr. having to report it to any agency. I can understand reporting a vaginal infection that is caused only by a sexual act but not a yeast infection.
If you do well-child check-ups that may be a good time to bring it up to your dr. Even if she doesn't look at your dd's genitals, she may be able to ask the right questions to determine if dd is experiencing any problems KWIM?