Important parts of the medical history for a possible urinary tract infection (UTI) include:
During the physical exam, the doctor may examine your child's abdomen, lower back, and genital area and may do a rectal exam. The doctor will take your child's temperature.
A thorough medical history and physical exam can often help rule out other possible causes of your child's symptoms. Providing an accurate medical history is especially important for parents, since children may not be able to tell you how they feel and may have different symptoms than an adult with the same condition would have.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology|
|Last Revised||March 10, 2011|