The term Urinary Tract Infection is used for defining an infection that happens in the urinary tract due to bacteria and viruses. The common symptoms associated with the same is lack of bladder control. Constant feeling of going to the washroom along with a painful sensation when urinating that is flowed with burning to. In some cases high fever and fatigue also happen.
HOW IS URINARY TRACT INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
The various tests done for diagnosis are:
• Urinalysis: This test is done to look for white blood cells, red blood cells, bacteria, and to test chemicals such as nitrites in the urine.
• Clean-catch urine culture: This test may be done to identify the bacteria and determine the best antibiotic for treatment.
• Blood tests such as complete blood count (CBC) and a blood culture may be done as well.
• CT scan of the abdomen
• Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
• Kidney scan
• Kidney ultrasound
• Voiding cystourethrogram
HOW IS URINARY TRACT INFECTION TREATED?
The treatment for the infection will be through antibiotics as prescribed by the doctor. The doctor will also advice to drink lots of water to help urinate more and remove the infection rapidly.
DID YOU KNOW?
Urinary Tract Infection is the second most common type of infection in humans.