In Urinary Tract Problems, an individual suffers from multiple issues related to the urinary tract that include infections, bladder stones, trouble in urinating, incontinence, lack of bladder control and other related issues. The symptoms here range from fever to feeling of drowsiness and also pain and burning sensation when the individual is urinating.
HOW IS URINARY TRACT PROBLEMS DIAGNOSED?
The doctor can diagnose the bladder infection by performing a urinalysis. The doctor may also perform a urine culture, which is a test to determine the type of bacteria in the urine. Once the type of bacteria is known, testing the bacteria for antibiotic sensitivity is performed to determine what antibiotic will best treat the infection.
HOW IS URINARY TRACT PROBLEMS TREATED?
The treatment depends on the diagnosis of the problem. In some cases, antibiotics helps in controlling the issue while in others, especially stones, surgical intervention is mandatory. Some of the major problems related to the urinary tract are contagious and hence maintaining good hygiene is important.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most urinary infections subside within 48 hours of taking the appropriate antibiotic. Some bladder infections spread to the kidneys due to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria or other health problems.