UTI or not? Different results with different doctors! - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 1 Old 11-02-2012, 06:36 PM - Thread Starter
milomama's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 101
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Last weekend my 3 year old DS was waking up several times a night to pee.  It didn't hurt him to go, but sometimes he had a lot of urgency to get to the potty.  He was a little out of sorts also.  I suspected a bladder infection, so I took him to our naturopath on Tuesday.  She did a urine test with a test strip (chemstrip 10) and it came out clean.  She did suggest taking him to the family dr. for diabetes testing - which scared me.


So, the next day we got in at the family dr.  They did a urine test (this one was sent to a lab for analysis) and blood work for diabetes, thyroid, iron.  


DS has seemed better the past couple days.  He had also had a bit of a cold, so I thought maybe we overreacted on thinking it was a uti and he was just off due to the cold.


So, tonight (Friday) the dr's office called saying that there is bacteria in the urine and they have sent in a prescription for Septra to the pharmacy.  I was not home for the call, my DH took it, and I don't know what showed up in the urine or if the blood test results were in.  The office is closed until Monday.


So - I need more opinions!!!  Does my son have a uti or not???  Treat him with antibiotics or not???  I really want to avoid antibiotics, and he does seem better...but, then again, these infections can get nasty if they spread, right?  Has anyone had experience with different tests turning out different results?  What should I trust?

milomama is offline  

Health Healing

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 18,258

113 members and 18,145 guests
*green*faery* , abelitz , agilesheltie , alada , AlaskAnne , ananas , angeebaby , ascher21 , Ashley4490 , ashleyv8 , bananabee , bluefaery , bug2003 , camillabien , CarolS , Chalex , chickabiddy , Christine155 , contactmaya , Coriolus , Crazybean , Crimson8 , Dakotacakes , Dazzle , Deborah , DungeonQueen , emily_elysia , emmy526 , EMRguy , ess3 , eternity9111 , Ethelpea , farmermomma , frugalmama , greenemami , happyhats , iceface , Incubator , ismewilde , JadePlant , japonica , JordanElizabeth , JuneBugTO , katelove , katharinerose , kathymuggle , kittycat1 , lc81002 , LiLStar , loba , mama24-7 , mamabear0314 , mariamadly , Mathemom , MCatLvrMom2A&X , MeepyCat , meeshbenson , meowmix , Milk8shake , Mirzam , mmh3000 , mnj77 , moominmamma , MrsPeriwinkle , MsDandelion , MulberryMom , Mummoth , Mylie , MylittleTiger , mysticmomma , natalie18 , NaturallyKait , Nazsmum , Nenya , pers , pokeyac , prosciencemum , RollerCoasterMama , Rosehip , rubelin , samaxtics , SandiMae , sarafl , shantimama , Shmootzi , sillysapling , Smella , Springshowers , t2009 , Teles , thtr4me , Tigerle , TourmalineMama , typebug , Victoria O'Brien , WallaWallaMamma , Zirconia
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 01:21 PM.