A urine test usually shows whether you have a bladder infection. If you are having persistent or frequent infections, or if an anatomical defect is suspected as the cause of the problem, your physician may also want you to undergo cystoscopy. This involves putting a thin tube through the urethra that lets your doctor look inside your bladder. To make sure your kidneys are OK, your physician may order an intravenous pyelogram (IVP). This is a special X-ray technique for viewing kidneys. Your doctor may also order an ultrasound scan of the entire urinary tract.
- Mild bladder infections can clear up quickly in response to simple home remedies, such as drinking plenty of fluid.
- But if you experience no relief within 24 hours, you should consult a physician for more aggressive treatment.
- But if you experience no relief within 24 hours, you should consult a physician for more aggressive treatment
- This is merely an anesthetic agent for the urinary tract and won't actually treat the infection. This can be helpful while waiting for antibiotics to work.