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A 34-year-old female asked:

Burning during urination for 3-4 days . went to doctor. blood in urine no longer detectable visually. red and white blood cells detected during preliminary urine analysis. received ciprofloxacin to treat a potential uti. doctor did not do a physical exami

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Not much to do: When the symptoms are classic urinary tract infection and the urinalysis is also agreeing, there really isn't much of a physical exam that is necessary. if you were also having significant vaginal symptoms - discharge, burning, pain with intercourse, fever and pelvic pain, then certainly a pelvic exam should also be done.
Last updated Jan 5, 2020


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