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Treatments for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Urinary tract infections are primarily treated with antibiotic medications. The goals of treatment are to eliminate the bacteria causing the infection and to relieve the discomfort.

Treatment involves the following:

Surgery is generally not considered for the treatment of urinary tract infections itseld. Surgery may be considered if there are other problems, such as kidney or bladder stones, ureteral reflux, a prolapsed bladder, or an enlarged prostate that are causing repeated infections.

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References:

Uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) (pyelonephritis and cystitis). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated July 8, 2016. Accessed October 5, 2016.
Urinary tract infections in adults. American Urological Association Foundation website. Available at:
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Accessed September 12, 2016.
Urinary tract infections in adults. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at:
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Updated May 2012. Accessed September 12, 2016.
Last reviewed September 2017 by Adrienne Carmack, MD
Last Updated:11/26/2017

 

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