What are the treatment options for a bladder infection?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The most common and effective treatment for a bladder infection is a round of antibiotics. If the antibiotics do not treat the infection effectively, your doctor will need to look for other causes of infection, like obstruction or physical abnormality. For example, the doctor may need to remove a kidney stone or repair any fistulas, which are abnormal connections between the intestine and bladder or in the urethra. These complications may require surgery to avoid further infections.

Continue Learning about Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Need an Escape From UTIs? Wash it Out With Water
Need an Escape From UTIs? Wash it Out With Water
Remember Adam Sandler in Billy Madison? Bill Paxton in True Lies? And, most poignant, Jeremy Blackman in Magnolia? In those movies it’s the males who,...
Read More
What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
The symptoms that a urinary tract infection causes depend, to some degree, on the specific location ...
More Answers
How can I prevent a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Urinary tract infections(UTIs) can be painful and hard to get rid of. Find out what you can do to pr...
More Answers
What Are Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence?
What Are Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.