What can be expected after treatment for urinary tract infections in children?
Once the infection has cleared, your child’s doctor may recommend additional tests, particularly if they have been treated for a kidney infection. The tests are performed to assure that there are no abnormalities in the urinary tract that might prevent your child’s body from fighting off the infection and to assess whether there has been any kidney damage from urinary tract infections. The specific tests ordered will depend on your child and the kind of urinary infection they had. Unfortunately no single test can tell everything about the urinary tract that might be important to know after having a urinary tract infection. For that reason several tests are usually recommended. If these studies show a urinary tract abnormality, your doctor may want you to see a urologist. Additional tests may include: Kidney and/or bladder ultrasonography: This test gets pictures of the kidney and bladder using sound waves. This test may show shadows that indicate some kinds of abnormalities, like block