The Basics Of Virtual UTI Treatment

Health & Medical Blog

With so many aspects of life offering virtual and remote alternatives, it's only natural for the healthcare industry to do the same. In fact, virtual doctor and therapist appointments are becoming increasingly common. In fact, if you believe you're suffering from a UTI, you may be able to get virtual treatment. Here are a few things that you should know.

How Are UTIs Typically Diagnosed?

In most situations, a UTI is diagnosed with a urinalysis. You provide a urine sample in your doctor's office and they conduct a rapid culture with a dipstick test, then follow that up with a full lab analysis. 

In a virtual UTI therapy situation, your diagnosis may be handled differently. Some virtual UTI clinics offer urine sample drop-off services and only treat local patients, offering care without the need for an appointment provided they can test your urine.

In other cases, you have a virtual visit with a medical care provider who will talk with you about your condition, including any symptoms, and then determine if antibiotics are warranted.

What Are The Symptoms Of A UTI?

UTIs are a common occurrence, and as a result, they can be pretty simple to diagnose based on symptoms alone. In fact, most people who have had a UTI in the past can often tell when they develop one again in the future. 

Symptoms of a UTI include things such as burning and pain when you urinate, lower abdominal discomfort and pelvic pain, cloudy or strong-smelling urine, and even the presence of blood in your urine.

You might even feel fatigue, weakness, and chills along with fever and general discomfort.

How Will Your Doctor Provide Virtual Treatment For A UTI?

When you seek virtual treatment for a UTI with a care provider that doesn't require a urine sample, he or she will ask you about your medical history and known drug allergies to choose an antibiotic for your treatment. 

You may be asked about any antibiotics you have taken in the past and how well you tolerated them. This helps the doctor choose an antibiotic for you. Then, they will send that antibiotic prescription to a pharmacy near you.

Since the diagnosis and treatment are virtual, you may also be expected to attend a follow-up virtual visit after a couple of weeks to ensure that treatment was effective.

These are some important things to know about virtual UTI treatment. Schedule an appointment with a care provider today for the treatment you need. 


8 April 2022