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Will the doctor do tests after my baby has a uti?

Will the doctor do tests after my baby has a uti?

Yes: Depending on the age of your child your doctor may do a renal ultrasound to identify any anatomical problems that could have predisposed to the uti. Your doctor may also obtain a vcug, a test that checks for the presence of urinary reflux, the back-flow of urine from the bladder to the kidneys, which can also predispose to urinary tract infections. Other tests may follow depending on those results. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Are over-the-counter UTI test strips as accurate as the one done in the doctors office?

Are over-the-counter UTI  test strips as accurate as the one done in the doctors office?

Yes and no: Otc strips show products that are present with red cells, white cells and bacteria. They don't actually show infection or blood. To do this they need to do a cell count and culture and that has to be sent out. The otc strips are similar and when they are positive they are suggestive of uti. Be careful, blood in urine alone can be stone or bladder cancer. Get it checked. ...Read more

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I took an at home Azo test because I'm having UTI symptoms. It is positive. Went to the doctor and he did and test and said negative. What do I do?

I took an at home Azo test because I'm having UTI symptoms. It is positive. Went to the doctor and he did and test and said negative. What do I do?

Here are some ...: AZO test result may differ from different specimen because the urine freshness, its duration inside bladder (> 4 hrs), possible use of vitamin C, adequacy of urine collection to avoid contamination, etc. So, one has to realize the presence of factors affecting this test leading to false (-). Besides, urine culture from properly collected fresh urine is the "ultimate" test for confirmation, ... ...Read more

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I had a random drug test because I am in a pain contract. A few days before, I had a UTI and had been using AZO tabs. The doctor will not refill my?

Here are some...: If urine test is the must step before refilling pain med for your essential long-term pain control, you have be off AZO for 3-5 days so not to taint testing since AZO is not antibiotics. On the other hand, for someone with high trustworthiness, a doctor may refill pain med after properly documenting no clinical abuse of pain medication, which has become socially epidemic among many pain med users. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more