The doctor may want to see how your child’s urinary tract looks by doing a test.
- Ultrasound of kidneys and bladder: Picture to see the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes between them
- Voiding cystourethrogram (sis-toe-u-reeth-ro-gram) or VCUG: X-ray picture to see how the bladder is working
The American Academy of Pediatrics has made suggestions for how doctors should treat the first UTI in children aged 2-24 months. They recommend these children have an ultrasound. A VCUG is advised ONLY if there is a problem seen on the ultrasound.