Urinary Tract Infection

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Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis in Young Women Those most at risk for UTIs are sexually active young women. Their propensity to develop UTIs has been explained on the basis of anatomy (especially a short urethra) and certain behavioral factors, including delays in micturition, sexual activity, and the use of diaphragms and spermicides (both of which promote colonization of the periurethral area with coliform bacteria). Fortunately, most UTIs in this population are uncomplicated and are rarely associated with functional or anatomic abnormalities.

In studies of women presenting with dysuria and increased frequency of urination, intravenous pyelography and ultrasonography have demonstrated low rates (less than 1 percent) of surgically correctable anatomic abnormalities of the urinary tract. Therefore, aggressive diagnostic work-ups are unwarranted in young women presenting with an uncomplicated episode of cystitis.

UTI is common in sexually active young women

Aggressive work up is unwarranted

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dada 

for urinary problem which doctor shall I contact Medicine or Urologist

kkgrg 

I have UTI generally recurring. Last time I had around a years back and got treated with Ofloxacin for about 15 days. Today I am suffering for very frequent urination with sensation and unable to control. Kindly suggest some medicine.

lovetoread 

First UTI in over 10 yrs. Unfortunately I've had over a month of UTI symptoms. The first two urine specimens were [ ] for blood, WBC, and bacteria but were NEVER cultured. I went through two different rounds of antibiotics. Symptoms still there. My doctors were saying obviously it isn't an UTI, that it must be stress or something else. We'll finally after suffering a month, the next urine sample WAS cultured and it came back I have coagulase negative staph. And get this, the bacteria is resistant to most antibiotics, including penicillin, Levaquin, Sulfa, and Cipro. I'm not so sure not culturing a positive urine sample is such a great idea. I know I have greatly suffered. I'm now on macrobid and hoping this will take care of it.

Anglkitty77 

I have a recalled bladder sling and I have been having recurring UTI synptoms. Nitrites and leukocytes are always present, but cultures grow nothing. I am at a loss and so is my Dr. I am seeing a specialist at Vanderbilt and he is removing the sling in a couple of weeks. Anyone else have this issue?

edouartawil 

i have found that UTIs with no symptoms should not be treated especially if they have ESBL or KPC.
A well known case ESBL to me I stoped treating her with antibiotics works now well for more than 8 months

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