When is it advisable to see a doctor for a bladder infection?

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Dr Ronny Tan Ban Wei

"Urologist fellowship trained in Andrology & Prosthetic Urology"

Bladder infection, also known as cystitis, loosely termed as a UTI, is an indication for a trip to the doctor.

Common symptoms of bladder infection would be frequency and urgency associated with painful urination (also known as dysuria). In some cases, blood can be seen in the urine.

Having said that, these symptoms can also be caused by other conditions such as urinary tract stones and even growths (be it cancerous or non-cancerous) in the urinary tract.

If you have the symptoms mentioned above, you should seek medical attention.

Hi. Actually you have to see a doctor for a bladder infection for a urine test and antibiotics. Do not treat the infection on your own by just drinking water. You may feel better after a while but the bacteria may still be active and cause another bout of infection in the future. If the infection is not treated properly, it can spread to the kidneys.

If you have a bladder infection frequently, you will need to see a specialist. We need to make sure you have no underlying causes of the frequent infection such as stones. 

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