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When is it helpful to see a urologist for a UTI?

Age: 16 - 29
Urology
DOCTOR’S ANSWER (2)

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. 

7. Males 

In my opinion, young ladies usually will need to see a urologist for situations 1–4. 

Hope this helps.

72 views 25 May 2019

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.

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