Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis & culture. Most UTIs can be diagnosed by simple dipstick test & used by all primary care practitioners, urologists, gynecologists etc. Now available in many pharmacies. Reliable for most infections, although not accurate for some less common types of bacteria. Urine culture &/or microscopy are highly reliable for all UTIs, but needs to be laboratory or office tested. Symptoms often do not mean infection.

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a urinary tract infection or gonorrhea?

See Dr. or clinic. Testing for STD or any venereal disease is free in NY. Always best to get tested ASAP. Worth using protection from now on! Read more...

What to do if I have a urinary tract infection but no access to a doctor?

U shoudl have access. To an emergency room or urgent visit center, or a pharmacy u need to leave a urine sample that can be sent to the lab and the health care provider can get u started on antibiotics beofre the culture is back, many pharmacies have urgent txment areas that are staffed by nurse practioners. Read more...

Doctor is still waiting for the results of the swab and blood. What are the odds I have a urinary tract infection?

UTI. Sorry to hear about your problem. Given the information you sent all I can say is that the chances are not zero. I specialize in this and here for next 2hours. Lets talk. Read more...

What to do if I have a urinary tract infection and my mom doesn't think its that serious so she won't take me to the doctor :c will it just go away on its own?

Who's infected? If you have a urinary tract infection, get on the phone and make your own appointment. You can die from that stuff. If you are disabled and depend on your mother to get health care, and she is refusing, call the police. Read more...

What do doctors do to take care of a urinary tract infection?

With Antibiotics. You need to see a dr / gyn / urgent care for urinalysis and get prescription for antibiotic to kill the bacteria present. Read more...
Antibiotics. A urinary tract infection is treated with antibiotics to which the infecting bacteria are susceptable. Uncomplicated bladder infections can be cured with 3 days of treatment while kidney infections need 14 days of treatment. More serious infections can be caused by abnormal urinary tract anatomy, function, or calculi which require diagnostic studies to evaluate. Read more...