When is it helpful to see a urologist for a UTI?
Hi, you should see a urologist in situations as follows:
1. UTI not getting better after a course of antibiotics
2. Frequent UTI i.e. 3 attacks in a year or 2 attacks in 6 months
3. Flank or back pain with or without fever
4. Blood in the urine
5. If you have previous urinary stone diseases or you had surgery to your kidneys/ureters/bladder
6. If you have neurological problems such as spine problems, Parkinson's disease, stroke.
In my opinion, young ladies usually will need to see a urologist for situations 1–4.
Hope this helps.
If the UTI is recurrent, ie. occurring more than two episodes in six months, a trip to the urologist would be recommended.
If you have a history of urinary tract stones or you suspect you may have stones, you should also see a urologist. An example of stone symptoms would be a loin ache radiating to the groin.
Pregnant ladies with a UTI should also be evaluated by a urologist.
Men with a UTI would also need to see a urologist.