Urinary Problems and Injuries,Age 12 and Older - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the
- How long have you had your
- What are your symptoms? Have you had:
- Pain or burning upon
- An urge to urinate frequently, but you usually pass only
small quantities of urine?
- Dribbling (inability to control urine
- Reddish or pinkish urine?
- Cloudy urine?
- Have you had a fever?
- Have you had
flank or belly pain?
- Have you had nausea
- Have you had vaginal or penile discharge or itching?
Do you have a new sex partner, or do you practice
high-risk sexual behavior?
- Have you ever
had a problem like this in the past? If so, when? How was it
- What do you think may have triggered this
- Have you had a recent injury to the belly, pelvis, or
- What home treatments have you tried, and how effective were
- Do you have any
Remember that a urine specimen will probably be collected
during your office visit. Try not to urinate immediately before the
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 10, 2013
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