UTI treatment online
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
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
Annals of Internal Medicine
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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.