What is a urinary track?
It is the system that takes urine our of your body
Who gets Urinary Track Infection?
What's the usual cause?
Infection causing bacteria gets into your system through the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body (Urethra). These gems can travel into your bladder and into your kidneys and can cause infection. .
Urinary track infection is mostly seen in girls but if boys gets urinary track infection, it has to be taken seriously.
Cause of infection in boys?
One of the cause of Urinary Track Infection in boys is duplex system (duplex kidney, duplex ureter) and reflex of urine from bladder back to kidney.
How is it treated?
Interestingly, 70% of the children having reflex of urine back to the kidney get normal flow (urine from kidney to bladder) after couple of weeks. There are several ways to monitor this, you have to ask your physician about this.
When boys gets infection and doctors could detect reflex of urine to kidney from the bladder, they usually give first set of antibiotics to kill the bacteria and another set (a very low dose) to prevent further infection, for the next couple of days/weeks. The doctors will also recommend you to visit a surgeon after couple of weeks to check if reflex has stopped.
Take home message
IF YOUR BOYS HAVE URINARY TRACK INFECTION, TAKE IS SERIOUSLY AND IF POSSIBLE GET A DOCTOR TO CHECK FOR DUPLEX KIDNEY AND URETER, HE MAY BE HAVING A REFLEX OF URINE TO THE KIDNEY.
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