A 18-year-old female asked:
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i went to the hospital for pain on my right abdomen. was diagnosed with a uti. i kept getting constant high fevers. how can i prevent a uti?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Prevent UTI: Tips to help prevent UTI: empty bladder frequently, wash genital area before and after sex, empty bladder after sex, drink sufficient water, drink cranberry juice, avoid bladder irritants such as caffeine, carbonated beverages, alcohol.
Answered on Jun 5, 2014
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Dr. Warren Everett
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Possibly: pain in the abdomen and high fevers sound more like pyelonephritis than a simple UTI so a thorough evaluation by a urologist and ct of the kidneys looking for reflux might be indicated. Simple cystitis, or burning on uriniation can be prevented by urinating right after having sex, being careful how you wipe your bottom to keep contamination from your urethral oriface and taking an antibiotic
Answered on Jun 6, 2014
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