How is a UTI diagnosed?

Fortunately, UTIs are simple to diagnose. Your Mile High provider will likely ask you to provide a urine sample in the office to test, looking at the white and red blood cell count and a urine culture. Both of these tests help to determine the best course of action to treat your UTI. It’s also important to be able to accurately describe your symptoms. Here are some of the most common ones: 

  • Feeling the need to urinate frequently
  • Being unable to hold your urine 
  • Pain with urination 
  • Blood in the urine 
  • Strange smelling urine 

Treatment for UTIs

Antibiotics
Antibiotics are the most common treatment. Be sure to complete the entire cycle as directed by your provider to avoid problems.
Drink Plenty of Fluids
Drinking water or cranberry juice can help dilute your urine, getting rid of bacteria.
Use a Heating Pad
Warmth can help to lessen the pressure on your bladder, along with relieving any pain you’re experiencing.

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Do you still have questions about UTIs?

Can cranberry juice cure my UTI?

Currently, there is no evidence to support the claim that cranberry juice can cure a UTI. However, it does have nutritional benefits and can not hurt you at all. 

Should I stop having sexual intercourse when I have a UTI?
Yes. Avoid sexual intercourse until your symptoms have subsided.
What happens if my UTI doesn’t go away?
If you complete your antibiotic or other treatment as directed by your provider and your symptoms have not decreased, you should call your provider. There may be another cause of the symptoms.

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