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Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection

  • Urine dipstick positive for leucocytes 90% reliable indicator.
  • Urine dipstick positive for nitrites 50% reliable indicator.
  • Urine culture/sensitivity is indicated if possibility or pregnancy or complications.

Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection

  • Relieve pain: Pyridium 200 mg tab #6 Sig: 1 tab PO TID for pain.
  • Clear infection: Doxycycline 50 mg tab #22 Sig: for first day 2 tab PO BID CC, 1 tab PO BID CC subsequently until complete.
  • Preserve gut flora: OTC probiotic BID away from food for 2 weeks.

Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection

Bladder and kidney infections are common among patients with underlying hypothyroidism; treat hypothyroidism to prevent recurrence of UTI [Hertoghe1914], [Starr2005, pg 142].

References for Urinary Tract Infection