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Do I need to take her to A&E now!

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suchafuss Thu 17-Nov-16 21:28:02

DD aged 10 has a UTI for past 2 days. Took a sample in to Drs who refused to do a dip test as they are expensive even though she had antibiotics 5 days before for same. Not called me today and DD is now in pain. Given Calpol and loads of water but not sure if I need to take her to A&E. The AIBU is would I be to take her?

Heirhelp Thu 17-Nov-16 21:29:37

How much pain? Is she peeing normally? Where is the pain? Maybe ring 111 for advice.

JaxCD Thu 17-Nov-16 21:29:46

If you are getting nowhere with GP then I would take her.

Hassled Thu 17-Nov-16 21:29:53

Call 111 before you go to A&E - get some proper advice. What makes you think there's an emergency right now?

redspottydress Thu 17-Nov-16 21:30:20

I would call 111

CookieLady Thu 17-Nov-16 21:30:32

Out of hours GP?

InterchangeableEmma Thu 17-Nov-16 21:30:49

Poor DD sad. Does she have a fever? I'm not really up to speed on UTI's, 111 should be able to advise.

Giratina Thu 17-Nov-16 21:31:01

Can you phone 111 for an OOH doctor's appointment, you would be likely to be seen quicker than A&E. I took my DD to A&E for what turned out to be a UTI but had symptoms that could have been something more serious and that's what they advised for the next time, we were there for hours waiting to be seen.

Floralnomad Thu 17-Nov-16 21:31:51

Ring and either talk to or see the OOH dr .

Planty18 Thu 17-Nov-16 21:36:09

Hmm, it would completely depend on any other symptoms for me, as if antibiotics haven't cleared it and they haven't confirmed it actually is a uti it could be something else. I would personally ring nhs direct or out of hours for advice. I don't think I would go to a and e but then it is very hard to know the level of pain etc. I really hope she feels better soon, it's horribly painful, my four year old had one recently and I almost cried watching her go to the loo, we ran her a bath each time she needed the loo and got her to wee in the bath and that helped reduce the pain.

lougle Thu 17-Nov-16 21:36:58

No I wouldn't go to A&E for this. An emergency appointment in the morning would be best unless she has a fever, in which case OOH.

IwillrunIwillfly Thu 17-Nov-16 21:37:13

Doesn't sound as if she needs a and e but maybe out of hours gp? Did the gp send a sample away before she had the antibiotics? Either way if she's had antibiotics and still not improving i'd be back at the gp tomorrow asking them to check a urine sample and send it for culture to check what antibiotics its sensitive to.

In the mean time keep encouraging fluids and maybe gove ibuprofen too for the pain? Obviously only you can see her and if you're really worried definitely nhs24/bus direct or a and e.

IwillrunIwillfly Thu 17-Nov-16 21:38:29

Nhs direct, nothing to do with buses!

Moonshine86 Thu 17-Nov-16 21:45:55

I would take her personally. X

downwardfacingdog Thu 17-Nov-16 21:46:14

No I wouldn't. I would ring OOH

gunsandbanjos Thu 17-Nov-16 21:47:46

It's neither an accident nor an emergency so no A&E is not appropriate unless there's some other dreadful symptoms you're withholding.

Try your out of hours doctor

OhTheRoses Thu 17-Nov-16 21:49:52

A dip test is expensive? Didn't the gp offer at least a call back. Call 111, and/or GP apt tomorrow.

Tiredtomybones Thu 17-Nov-16 21:50:14

Another vote for OOH.

whyohwhy000 Thu 17-Nov-16 21:52:56

Tiredtomybones Most out of hours practices close at 8pm.

lovelilies Thu 17-Nov-16 21:57:17

Dipsticks are NOT expensive ffs.
But if she has severe abdominal pain, A&E may be where you need to be. I could be something else all together.
Call 111 and take it from there.

JessicaPeach Thu 17-Nov-16 21:58:10

No they dont whyohwhy. Do you mean extended hours? Our ooh is open all night during the hours that GPs are not.

cushioncovers Thu 17-Nov-16 21:59:08

Dip tests are not expensive.
Can your dd pee or is she in retention?

DipsyLaLa22 Thu 17-Nov-16 21:59:23

There is always a GP around 24 hours in OOH. If you are in England, call 111 to speak to them. Not sure if the system in other regions but if you phone your GP surgery there will be a voice message telling you what to do. Good luck.

IvorHughJarrs Thu 17-Nov-16 22:02:17

Agree 111 or OOH. It is not an accident or an emergency and you would have to wait for hours which is no fun for a child

backtowork2015 Thu 17-Nov-16 22:03:29

Call ooh. An untreated uti rises up the urinary tract and can cause kidney infections which are serious. If she's feverish it's all the more important to start new antibiotics tonight

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