How can I prevent urinary tract infections?

I find that I'm constantly getting urinary tract infections. It's so embarrassing and uncomfortable. It is often painful when I urinate, and the smell of my urine is foul. I also have pain in my stomach. What can I do to keep from getting these infections?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (3)


Answered by Howard P. Tay, MD, FACS

This is a generic response because the gender and the age of the person asking this question is unknown. I recommend that you seek help from a urologist as there are various potential causes, workups/tests, prevention methods and therapies. Sorry to be so vague.

Published on Feb 18, 2015

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Answered by Howard P. Tay, MD, FACS

This is a generic response because the gender and the age of the person asking this question is unknown. I recommend that you seek help from a urologist as there are various potential causes, workups/tests, prevention methods and therapies. Sorry to be so vague.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Marc Greenstein D.O.

This is a very common condition. Try cranberry tablets and D-mannose - these are available over the counter. Make sure to drink plenty of water.

Published on Feb 11, 2015

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Answered by Marc Greenstein D.O.

This is a very common condition. Try cranberry tablets and D-mannose - these are available over the counter. Make sure to drink plenty of water.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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