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What is the alternative to test a person with uti wearing

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what is the alternative to test a person with uti wearing pads, the carers dip the pads, then they see sugn of infection then they have an antibiotic for it, without having a sample sent to lab for true infection cause. As they suffer with alzheimers its difficult to test with a sample bottle. my husband has had 10 uti this year, Is there a special pad that they can wear?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

The only way to get a truly clean sample if for the person to be cathed

They insert a catheter in and get sample of sterile urine.

that is really the only way

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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