A gathering place for moms in Upstate South Carolina
A few weeks ago, I noticed my 7yo son was having some urinary issues; dark urine to be specific. I first thought he must be a litle dehydrated so I did my best to increase his liquid intake. Despite that, there was still a problem and eventually I noticed a pinkish-red color. We immediately went to our family doctor who did blood work and a urine culture, which showed "a LOT of blood" according to the nurse. The blood work was all normal, so we spent another 2 weeks hydrating. Another culture on the 3rd of this month, still revealed blood. The next step was referral to a pediatric urologist. Our family doctor didn't think it was kidney related, but possibly ureter or urethra related. I wait a week to hear from the urologist, and finally call our family doctor back. She said it might take several days to hear from them. Okay, that's fine. We actually did hear the next day, but the appointment they gave us isn't until July 12th! I hate waiting like this since I'm so worried about what could be the cause of this. I've talked to a guy I'm friends with, and he said he had a very similar issue as a child. It was a normal variant and he was fine. Praying that it's nothing serious!