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With asymptomatic bacteriuria what are my treatment options?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: If pregnant...

The one caveat to dr. Edwards' fine answer is for pregnant ladies.
If you are pregnant, then you should treat asymptomatic bactiuria as many women will progress to a full-blown bladder infection, possibly ascending to the kidneys. This is very serious when pregnant so we treat all bactiuria in pregnant ladies.

In brief: If pregnant...

The one caveat to dr. Edwards' fine answer is for pregnant ladies.
If you are pregnant, then you should treat asymptomatic bactiuria as many women will progress to a full-blown bladder infection, possibly ascending to the kidneys. This is very serious when pregnant so we treat all bactiuria in pregnant ladies.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Don't treat

Don't have your urine analized if you are not having symptoms.
Treating asymptomatic bacteruria can lead to bacteria figuring out how to resist being killed. A true urinary tract infection which is caused by multidrug resistant bacteria can be life threatening.

In brief: Don't treat

Don't have your urine analized if you are not having symptoms.
Treating asymptomatic bacteruria can lead to bacteria figuring out how to resist being killed. A true urinary tract infection which is caused by multidrug resistant bacteria can be life threatening.
Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
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