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

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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