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Thai Pham
  ·  July 17, 2018

UTI - The most common bacterial infection in women.

11% of US women has at least one episode of physician diagnosed urinary tract infection (UTI) per year. Symptoms of an uncomplicated urinary tract infection includes burning on urination (dysuria,) frequency of urination, and urgency of urination. Sometimes, a tinge of blood may also be present in the urine.

Burning on urination and frequency means you have a 90% chance of having a UTI

Specific combinations of symptoms (eg, dysuria and frequency without vaginal discharge or irritation) raise the probability of UTI to more than 90%...

Safe to treat without testing

Multiple medical societies including that of family physicians, internal medicine physicians, and gynecologists have agreed that women who have uncomplicated urinary tract infections may be safely and effectively treated without obtaining urine testing or cultures.

American Academy of Family Physicians

...some women who self-diagnose a UTI may be treated safely with telephone management...

Annals of Internal Medicine

(published by The American College of Physican) ...Adherent women can accurately self-diagnose and self-treat recurrent UTIs...

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

...It is a common practice among primary care physicians to empirically treat women with symptoms of a lower UTI without performing laboratory analyses. ...

When to see a doctor in person.

Not all urinary tract infections should be treated without testing or an in person evaluation. Immunocompromised patients (i.e. cancer on chemotherapy, AIDS, immunosuppresant therapies) should see a doctor in person for evaluation and treatment. Patients with structural abnormality in the urinary tract: surgeries, kidney stones, urinary catheters, neurogenic bladders should also be evaluated and treated in person. If you have a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, you should also be treated in person.

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The information contained herein should not be used during any medical emergency, nor for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A physician licensed for the diagnosis and treatment of each and every medical condition should be consulted.