Urinary Tract Infections | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • Do I need any tests, such as urinalysis?
  • What is the likely cause of my urinary tract infection (UTI)?
  • Do I need medicine? How should I take it?
  • What are the possible side effects of the medicine?
  • When should I expect relief from my symptoms?
  • What symptoms would indicate that my infection is getting worse? What should I do if I experience these symptoms?
  • I get UTIs a lot. What can I do to prevent them?
  • Do I need preventive antibiotics? If so, should I be concerned about antibiotic resistance?
  • My child gets UTIs a lot. Could an anatomical problem be causing his or her UTIs?

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00

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