Urology Services

Urine infection

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are a relatively common medical problem. 15% of all antibiotic prescriptions are given specifically for urine infections. Some patients, usually female, will have recurrent UTIs, which is defined as three episodes or more per year. The possible treatments for recurrent UTIs include:

  • Cranberry products
  • Topical oestrogens
  • Probiotics
  • Prophylactic antibiotics 
  • Self-start antibitotics
  • Bladder washouts with GAG replacement
  • Methenamine hippurate

For more information about the above treatments, visit the Newcastle Urology website.


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