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    Default 6yo DD with recurrent UTI and incontinence

    Just hoping to hear from others who've been through this or anyone who can offer advice.


    Six weeks ago 5yo DD started having wee accidents during the day. They became more and more frequent. A urine test revealed a UTI and she took a course of antibiotics. Things seemed to get better for a week or so then the day time wetting returned along with night time wetting. She was tested again and appeared to have another UTI and is now on another type of antibiotic but it's been six days and things only seem worse. Tonight for example, she went to the toilet then 15 minutes later she had an accident that saturated her clothes and the lounge, she was distraught, I feel so sad for her and worried.


    She is certain that urination is not painful, and has no fever.


    Obviously we'll be going back to the doctor but I'm interested to hear from others who've had experience with this.

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    Can you ask for a referral to a continence nurse/clinic?
    They do full assessments/exams to figure out what's going on.

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    I wonder if the antibiotics that she was given are knocking it but not clearing the infection completely. I don't have a lot of knowledge about UTIs though.

    Perhaps if a sample is taken and tested to see what will kill it?

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    You need to see a urologist. More than 2 UTIs can signal something more going on, bladder/kidney infection. Look up Vesicoureteral reflux, it sounds like she may have this (Dr told us to look beware of this with DD1 so it is quite common). It can cause kidney damage so best to get it early.

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    Hi, my DD age 5 has a history of UTIs etc. A few months back she had one that took three lots of antibiotics to clear and in the end the doctor prescribed some super strength ones. several times she has lost complete control of her bladder with no warning signs from her body that she needs to go to the toilet. Repeated UTIs can cause scaring and may lead to kidney disease. We are currently waiting on an appointment with a Paed so my daughter can have further investigations done. Unfortunately my daughter has a half sister who is about 12 who was diagnosed with kidney disease when I was pregnant with her so it is something I keep a close eye.

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    Thanks for all your replies.

    We saw a different Dr. tonight who has referred DD to a paed. She has prescribed a third lot of different antibiotics and interestingky she spent quite a while calculating dosage. Because DD is very tall for her age she thinks the previous prescription being based on age meant DD was under dosed quite significantly. FX these ones do the the trick.

    DD has also had an ultrasound done which came back saying her kidneys, particularly one, are on the large size for her age, but the Dr hopes this is just because of her size. They also made her empty her ladder twice during the ultrasound session and both times she still had a bit left in her bladder. The sonographer says the amounts were normal but the Dr thinks the amount left was above normal hmmm.

    So next stop paed. Sounds like we may be in the same boat, Nelle - if you don't mind, I'd like to hear how things turn out for your 5 yo DD. How worrying for you after your elder daughters diagnosis though :/

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    So it's looking like at least two of the diagnosed UTIs may have not been UTIs after all, but possibly just contaminated samples.

    I've spend countless hours reading as much info as I can and I now think (and the dr agrees) that DD now has an overactive bladder as a result of stretching her bladder through holding on far too long. Still interested to hear from anyone with similar experiences.

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    Finally got to the bottom of this. By day 2 of being on oxybutynin tablets DD went from nearly completely incontinent to completely continent. Like magic...

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    What were those tablets? Antibiotics? So it was a uti?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squishie View Post
    What were those tablets? Antibiotics? So it was a uti?
    oxybutynin tablets are prescribed for an overactive bladder.


 

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