Bacteriuria: what it is and what diseases it is associated with

Bacteriuria is the presence of bacteria in the urine (as soon as it is released) in significant amounts. Since urine, unlike faeces, is sterile, the presence of bacteria in urine is generally an indication of a possible urinary tract infection

What diseases can be associated with bacteriuria?

The following diseases can be associated with bacteriuria

  • Cystitis
  • Chlamydia
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Trichomonas
  • Urethritis

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and that it is always best to consult your doctor if the symptom persists.

What are the remedies for bacteriuria?

The treatment of bacteriuria is based on antibiotics.

During the antibiotic treatment it is necessary to get plenty of rest and keep well hydrated, including tea and herbal teas, because the intake of plenty of liquids helps to dilute the presence of bacteria in the bladder and facilitate their expulsion.

If you have bacteriuria, when should you see your doctor?

It is always a good idea to consult your doctor for advice on what to do.

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