Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
- Q How is a urinary tract infection in men diagnosed?
Dr. Robin Miller, Integrative MedicineA urinary tract infection in men is diagnosed the same way that it is in women. If a man has symptoms his urine will be collected and examined for the presence of white blood cells and bacteria. If present, most providers will request a culture to see... Full Answer
- Q How common is a urinary tract infection?
The incidence of urinary tract infection varies depending on sex and age group, accounting for more than 8 million physician visits per year in the U.S. The condition develops in women with much greater frequency than in men. Urinary tract infections are... Full Answer
- Q As a teen, how can I tell if I have a urinary tract infection?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThis is simple: pain when you pee (dysuria), sense of urgency (Gotta go! Gotta go!), frequent urination, having to go at night (nocturia), and blood in the urine. Any or all of those symptoms warrant a visit to your doctor to get checked out. UTIs can... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my urinary tract infection symptoms?
Since urinary tract infections can cause significant discomfort and, if left untreated, can become quite serious, you should see your doctor regarding your symptoms. Your family physician or primary care doctor may undertake diagnostic testing or may... Full Answer
- Q How do I care for someone with a urinary tract infection?
Caring for someone with a urinary tract infection does not require any special training or equipment. Urinary tract infections, in most cases, do not require hospitalization or invasive therapeutic techniques. Thus, caring for someone with a urinary... Full Answer
- Q Is the treatment of a urinary tract infection dangerous?
The primary method employed in the treatment of urinary tract infection is oral antibiotic therapy. When correctly prescribed and overseen by a qualified healthcare provider, oral antibiotic therapy is typically quite safe. However, occasionally people... Full Answer