You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors or experience with UTIs. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
To make it easier to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing UTIs
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
Getting the most out of your doctor appointment. Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: https://familydoctor.org/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor. Updated January 19, 2018. Accessed September 20, 2018.
Uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) (pyelonephritis and cystitis). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116894/Uncomplicated-urinary-tract-infection-UTI-pyelonephritis-and-cystitis. Updated June 4, 2018. Accessed September 20, 2018.
Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD Last Updated: 9/20/2018