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If you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI), your
initial evaluation by your doctor will include a medical history and physical
exam. A medical history includes an evaluation of your current
urinary tract symptoms, history of
urinary tract infections or other urinary tract
problems, family health history, and sexual history. You and your doctor will
discuss your general health and the results of previous testing.
For women, your doctor will:
For men, your doctor will:
You have symptoms of a UTI.
Findings of the medical history and physical exam include the
A thorough medical history and physical exam can often help rule
out other possible causes of your symptoms, such as a
vaginal yeast infection,
sexually transmitted infection, or
prostatitis. Provide your doctor with as accurate a
medical and sexual history as you can.
Complete the medical test information form (PDF)(What is a PDF document?) to help you prepare for this test.
Current as of:
May 13, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
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