Doctors for Urinary Tract Infection in Unaki, Hubli-Dharwad
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URINARY TRACT INFECTION
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections that can affect the bladder, the kidneys and the tubes connected to them. Urinary tract infections don't always cause signs and symptoms, but when they do they may include:
• A strong, persistent urge to urinate
• A burning sensation when urinating
• Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
• Urine that appears cloudy
• Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — a sign of blood in the urine
• Strong-smelling urine
• Pelvic pain, in women — especially in the center of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone
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?
Antibiotics are used to treat Urinary Tract Infection.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most young women with UTIs have uncomplicated UTIs. In comparison, men should be presumed to have complicated UTIs until proven otherwise. This is because men are more likely to develop a UTI as the result of an obstruction, such as an enlarged prostate.