What can mimic a urinary tract infection?
These include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis.
Simple lab tests are available to distinguish a UTI from an STD.
Interstitial cystitis also has many of the same symptoms as a urinary tract infection.
It can happen in both men and women and can start after a UTI..
How do I check my lab results for UTI?
Urinalysis—most UTIs are diagnosed by performing a urinalysis, which looks for evidence of infection, such as bacteria and white blood cells in a sample of urine. A positive leukocyte esterase test or the presence of nitrite in the urine supports the diagnosis of UTI.
Do blood tests show UTI?
A urine culture is a test that can find the type of bacteria that caused the infection. If you get UTIs often or you’re a man, your doctor may recommend: Blood tests. X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or ultrasound to show your urinary tract.
How long does it take to get urinalysis results?
It usually takes several hours to get the results of a urinalysis, and one to three days for a urine culture to be complete.
Can UTI go away by itself?
Antibiotics are an effective treatment for UTIs. However, the body can often resolve minor, uncomplicated UTIs on its own without the help of antibiotics. By some estimates, 25–42 percent of uncomplicated UTI infections clear on their own.