|Discussion in 'All Categories' started by Maki - Apr 25th, 2013 1:05 am.|
|I am a 35 year old and I have a UTI with the following symptoms:
A strong, persistent urge to urinate
A burning sensation when urinating
Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
Urine that appears cloudy
Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — a sign of blood in the urine
Pelvic pain, in women
Rectal pain, in men
re: UTI by Dr J S Chowhan - Apr 26th, 2013 9:41 am
Dr J S Chowhan
For UTI typically we have to give you antibiotic after proper culture and sensitivity test. You should consult a nephrologist and use antibiotics to take care of urinary tract infections.
Which drugs are prescribed and for just how long depend on your health condition along with the type of bacterium seen in your urine culture.
Drugs commonly appropriate for simple UTIs include:
Usually the symptoms of UTI solve within a few days of treatment. Nevertheless, you may need to continue antibiotics for the week or higher. Consider the entire course of antibiotics prescribed from your doctor to ensure that your infection is totally gone.
On an uncomplicated UTI that happens when you are otherwise healthy, your physician may recommend a shorter procedure, including taking an antibiotic for you to 72 hours. But whether this short course of treatment is adequate to treat your infection is determined by your distinct symptoms and track record.
Your medical professional can also suggest a pain medication during initial few days of treatment that numbs your bladder and urethra to relieve burning while urinating. One common side-effect of urinary tract analgesics is discolored urine - orange or red.
Should you experience frequent UTIs, your physician could make certain treatment recommendations, for longer length of antibiotic treatment or a program with short courses of antibiotics at the outset of your urinary symptoms
Home urine tests, where you dip the test stick into a urine sample, to evaluate for infection
An individual dose of antibiotic after sexual activity in case your infections are based on vaginal estrogen therapy if you are postmenopausal, to lower the time of recurrent UTIs
For a severe UTI, you might need treatment with intravenous antibiotics within a hospital.
J S Chowhan
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