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How can we Diagnose Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

The diagnosis of UTI is based on a detailed history of the symptoms given by the patient and diagnostic tests.

  • A urinalysis, to look for the presence of bacteria and 'pus' cells in the urine can be helpful in diagnosing UTI.
  • An ultrasound examination/CT scan/ MRI of the kidney and bladder maybe necessary in some patients to reveal urinary abnormalities and measure how well the kidneys work.
  • A dip stick test is also available and it can give diagnosis within a short period.
Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection
  • Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) is another test that may be performed. It involves instilling a chemical into the bladder and taking serial X-rays as the patient urinates. This test is usually undertaken if the UTI keeps occurring repeatedly in children.
  • If the above tests are positive a urine culture can reveal the infection and type of bacteria causing the infection.(6)


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scpathy Thursday, April 4, 2013

I am 79plus of age and I am a male.We went on ilgrimage to Shirdhi a month and half ago.On our return after a few days there was inconvenience in passing urine andlater blood was seen in the urine. I took urine culture report to a doctor who prescribed antibiotics for five days.There was relief. I took lot of water also.After a month again there was pus and the urine is little reddish but no foul smell.There is no appitite an I do not feel eating anything now.Please adivise me as to I shoul do? withregards

ADULT_DIAPERS Monday, March 5, 2012

I am 31 and have had 5-6 UTI's in the past 6 months. The first, second and third times they did a urine test and it showed UTI. Never had one before, am very clean and am not sexually active. Now I have seen a urologist and am waiting 3-4 weeks to get tests done. I have abdominal pain especially in lower left side, back pain, discomfort when peeing but not burning, and blood in urine. Can you tell me what it may be. I think I may have ovarian cysts or something. Any help would be appreciated.

@Guest Saturday, March 8, 2014

it is UTI and what you can do is to take in adequate diet with a lot of fluids and vitamin C. do not keep urine, void when needed.

ramesh4 Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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litermonica Monday, December 28, 2009

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with Urinary Tract Infection, it is highly advised that you contact your specialized health care professional, as this condition needs to be treated immediately, before the infection can spread to other parts of the urinary tract.
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In the case of Urinary Tract Infection, the treatment of choice is antibiotics.

vidya Friday, November 7, 2008

We should not ignore Urinary Tractinfection if it increases if affects kidney. we should drink lot of water during the day and should have check on our urinary pattern everyday. few years back when I got minor infection I consulted Dr. Manu Sobti in Hindusabha hospital Ghatkopar. He is realy fantastic doctor he thoroughly checked me even it was minor infection and I got relief permanently since then I advise all my friends to take care of urine infection I advise them to take treatment from Dr. sobti.

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