Urinary Tract Infections in Teens and Adults (cont.)
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When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor immediately if painful urination or other symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) occur with:
Call your doctor immediately if you are pregnant and have symptoms of a UTI (listed above).
Call a doctor if you:
Watchful waiting is a wait-and-see approach. If you get better on your own, you won't need treatment. If you get worse, you and your doctor will decide what to do next.
In adults, home treatment for minor urinary tract infections (UTIs) often resolves the problem. Home treatment includes drinking plenty of water and urinating often, emptying the bladder each time.
Watchful waiting is not appropriate if you:
Who to see
The following health professionals can treat urinary tract infections (UTIs):
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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