How does a medical doctor treat an UTI?
First a medical doctor must determine that you have a UTI. The doctor may use several methods to help him decide.
* Urine tests. The doctor may examine your urine through a microscope for bacteria and cells that fight bacteria.
He may use a culture, which will take a few days to grow so that he can more easily tell what type of bacteria is causing the infection.
* X rays, sound waves or CT scans may be used to see your bladder and kidneys.
* Cystoscope – This tool allows the doctor to see inside
your urethra and bladder.
Once it is determined by the doctor that you have UTI, the doctor will probably prescribe an antibiotic that can kill the bacteria causing the infection. (or keep them from reproducing).
The course of treatment may last as little as three days or as long as 7 days. It could go even longer.
Make sure that the doctor knows if you have any allergies because this information can be useful in avoiding drug reactions.
This ends the report on UTI or Urinary Tract Infections.
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