If a person is experiencing painful or frequent urination, he or she should seek medical care. A healthy urinary tract starts with prevention. The article below outlines why UTI symptoms should never be ignored.
When seeing a doctor, he or she will start the exam by looking for symptoms: fever, pyelonephritis, prostatitis, etc. They will check out the patient’s lower back, perform a rectal exam (men), and a gynecological exam (women). In the case of prostatitis, it is necessary to look for a complete blockage of the bladder.
The doctor will get a urine sample and the results are available within a minute or so. This test reveals the presence of neutrophils (white blood cells) and nitrites. A urine culture confirms the diagnosis by identifying the bacterium whose sensitivity to several antibiotics is tested (antibiogram). Its result depends on the conditions of the collection.
When there is fear of …