Signs Your Child Might Have a Urinary Tract Infection

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Signs Your Child Might Have a Urinary Tract Infection

A urinary tract infection is not something that you want to ignore especially if it's happening in your child. This condition can make it difficult to go to the bathroom and even lead to other types of infections or complications if it’s left untreated. Here are a few signs that your child may have a urinary tract infection. It’s important that you visit the Kennesaw pediatrics office of Dr. Kola Ologunja (also known as “Dr. Kola”).

Difficulty Urinating
Probably the clearest sign of an infection of the urinary tract is when the child has a problem urinating normally. The child may complain of a burning sensation when going to the bathroom or just general pain around the genitals. He may also have to go to the bathroom more frequently than normal.

Pain in the Pelvis or Back
If your child has been complaining of pain in the abdomen, pelvis or lower back with no other explanations, it could be a urinary tract infection. As with most infections, pain usually begins to develop as bad bacteria flourishes. It’s the body’s way of sending you a signal. So make an appointment to have this pain checked out by Kennesaw pediatrics Dr. Kola immediately.

Pink or Reddish, Strong Smelling Urine
Watch the color of your child’s urine—it should ideally be a clear, straw yellow-tinted color. If you notice a pink or reddish color in the urine stream, this is a sign of a possible urinary infection. Another common sign that something may be awry is if the urine is cloudy in color. A child with a urinary tract infection may also have very strong smelling urine that is hard to ignore.

Treatment is Available for Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections 
A urinary tract infection is a bothersome and sometimes painful problem, but luckily it can be resolved fairly quickly with prompt treatment. Call the Kennesaw pediatrics office of Spectrum Pediatric Group today to schedule a visit with Dr. Kola Ologunja immediately. The practice is committed to ensuring that your kids grown up healthy and happy. Suggest a date and time online at or call (770) 966-0778 to speak to a friendly and nurturing staff member.