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What advanced tests are used for bladder infections and who qualifies?

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Getting a bladder infection once in a while may be a bother, but it’s not usually a serious health concern. Sometimes, though, it’s important to know the cause of the infection, because medicine alone may not be enough to treat it.

You may get more advanced tests if you belong to one of these groups:

  • Children
  • Men (Because they tend not to get bladder infections, it could be a sign of something else.)
  • People who have kidney damage
  • Women who get three or more bladder infections in a year or have blood in their urine

SOURCES:

National Health Service (U.K.): “Cystitis.”

Victoria State Government (Australia), Better Health Channel: “Cystitis.”

KidsHealth: “Urinary Tract Infections.”

Merck Manual: “Bladder Infection (Cystitis).”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystitis.”

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 10, 2019

SOURCES:

National Health Service (U.K.): “Cystitis.”

Victoria State Government (Australia), Better Health Channel: “Cystitis.”

KidsHealth: “Urinary Tract Infections.”

Merck Manual: “Bladder Infection (Cystitis).”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystitis.”

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 10, 2019

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