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Unformatted text preview: other investigations will be required. In patients with recurrent ascending urinary tract infections, it may be necessary to exclude an anatomical abnormality, such as Vesicoureteral reflux or Polycystic Kidney Disease. Investigations that are commonly used in this setting are ultrasound of the kidneys or voiding cystourethrography. Prevention There are several methods to prevent UTIs in women, which may help prevent ascending urinary tract infections. These methods are as follows: Increase fluid intake to at least 8 glasses each day to maintain bladder hygiene Improve voiding habits by always responding to initial urge to void Void after intercourse to rid urethra of bacteria acquired during sex, and if a history of atypical anatomy or recurrent UTIs Seek medical attention as soon as symptoms of a UTI present...
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