Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections are a common problem. They are commonly picked up in the community due to painful urination (dysuria), frequency and offensive urine.
Lower urinary tract symptoms involve the bladder and are very common. Occasionally, they may also involve the kidney and may require admission into hospital.
Generally, your GP will diagnose a UTI on a urine sample. A urinary tract ultrasound is commonly requested to ensure there is no anatomical abnormality to predispose to infections. A uroflow and residual is helpful to ensure there is adequate bladder emptying and can also suggest lower urinary tract dysfunction.