My daughter, who will be 3 in Feb., had her first UTI about 2 weeks ago. She was never febrile, and after a 2nd UA, seems to be completely cleared. The pedi recommended a renal ultrasound and a VCUG. The VCUG is invasive (they catheterize her and inject a fluid into her bladder to check for reflux into the kidneys). I'm not really sure I want to subject her to this after only one infection. I understand this is standard practice, but it seems a little over-reactive to me. However; if there is a problem, I want to find it before it becomes more serious. Does anyone have any experience with this?
On a side note, in the past month, we have used a menthol bath wash in the tub with her and some of those tablets that color the water in her baths. Plus, she is recently potty trained, and while I wipe her most of the time, I occasionally let her do it for practice. My gut tells me this might be the underlying cause?
Answer by Eviesmommy at 6:05 PM on Jan. 6, 2011