The gynecologist does a physical examination to check the extent or severity of the condition. The patient may also have to undergo medical tests, if suggested by the doctor.
After diagnosis, UTI can be treated by taking antibiotics prescribed by the gynecologist. Apart from the prescribed antibiotics, the gynecologist will suggest to take some lifestyle changes and maintain personal hygiene. Not completing the course of antibiotics prescribed by the gynecologist can give relief for some time, but the infection may come back again. So, it is suggested to always take the antibiotics for the complete duration as told by the gynecologist or else it may cause recurrence. Not taking medications properly or not following the precautions mentioned by the gynecologist may lead to resistant infections. The gynecologist may suggest you to take the following measures to ensure speedy recovery and cure.
- Empty your bladder when you feel the urge
- Drinki 6-8 glasses of water each day
- Drink unsweetened cranberry juice
- Limit the intake of refined foods, sugars, caffeine, fruit juices, and alcohol
- Take Vitamin C, Zinc, and Beta-carotene to prevent or fight the infection
- Urinate before and after an intercourse