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Is it normal for a 7 year old girl to have a bladder infection?

What could cause this? My friends step daughter has one and she is very concerned

 
rinamomof2

Asked by rinamomof2 at 3:12 PM on May. 6, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Also bubble baths could cause UTI for some girls.
    Candi1024

    Answer by Candi1024 at 3:28 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • my toddler used to get them all the time.

    as it turned out she had vesicoureteral reflux.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:14 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • It is very common in little girls. They are not always the greatest at wiping the correct way all the time, and girls are super-susceptible. The doctors will say that it is normal. But, if your friend is concerned, is there something else that is happening that is concerning her? Is there some adult that is concrening her? She should focus more on those aspects.
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 3:22 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • Some girls are prone to them. Reinforcing good hygene, clean underwear, and lots of fluids should help.
    ochsamom

    Answer by ochsamom at 3:26 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • I used to get them when I was that young. I am still pretty prone to them- despite being meticulous about hygiene.
    meandrphoto

    Answer by meandrphoto at 3:27 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • I had them for MANY years on and off. with me I just didn't want to stop to go.
    zoejains_momma

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 3:15 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • yep
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:16 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • It can happen. Recurring UTIs in young girls can be a sign of a problem and should be followed up on, though. My best advice is not to use bubble bath and stress wiping front to back- eliminating those factors can reduce significantly the number of UTIs. HTH!
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 4:46 PM on May. 6, 2011

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