Why is it important to see a doctor for urinary tract infections?

Loza H. Jemjem, MD
Internal Medicine
If a urinary tract infection isn’t treated early enough, it can travel to the kidneys and cause a secondary infection. A secondary infection can require hospitalization, and a lot of fluids and antibiotics through an IV. If the patient is pregnant, the infection can involve the uterus and may cause preterm labor.
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An untreated urinary tract infection can infect the kidneys, so it's important to see your doctor, says Jayram Krishnan, DO, a urologist at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he explains that kidney infection can lead to hospitalization.  

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