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Hi daughter is 10, over last few moths has had headaches (eyes been tested), joint oain, a few ear infections, a cough, lethargic. Dr ordered blood tests and had now requested fasting bloods and an MSU and she has WBC in her urine. what might be going on
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Pediatrician: Louise Sivak, M.D., Doctor replied 8 years ago
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Hello,

I am sorry your daughter is ill.

How long has she had these symptoms? Has she had any type of scan to evaluate the cause of her headaches? Has she lost any weight?

What fasting blood tests please? What is MSU?

Thanks,

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Hi Louise

all of these things have been going on for about 4 or 5 months. She isn't really unwell its just seems to be a whole bunch of non specific things that she has. She hasn't had any type of scan at all. she has lost a little weight but her appetite has definitely been less than it used to. She had blood tests last week. i think the dr said for glucose, kidney and liver function. they phoned me and said to bring her in for a fasting blood test and to also bring a urine sample (MSU -mid stream urine). I dipped her urine at home and the strip was all negative apart from leukocytes which was ++. she has no other signs of a urine infection and her temp isnt elevated. i am sure that it will all probably be fine but what might they be trying to exclude - thanks for your help

Pediatrician: Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician replied 8 years ago
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Hello JC,

Sorry your expert is offline for long.

Your daughter definitely has urinary infection as central issue, which should be addressed to first. Please get a urine culture and sensitivity test done and give her full course of appropriate antibiotic/antibacterial. Confirm with 2-3 daily urine specimen testing about cure.

Also feed her up with bland home diet with snacks and munching between meals, every couple of hours. Make her gargle with salt-water frequently to avoid throat and ear problems. After this, you have to address for any remaining issue with her health.

Fasting blood is tested mainly for sugar and fats (lipids).

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