Urinary Tract Infection Treatment

Pregnancy and Urinary Tract Infection Treatment

A pregnant woman who develops a UTI should receive urinary tract infection treatment promptly to avoid premature delivery of her baby and other health risks, such as high blood pressure.
Some antibiotics are not safe to take during pregnancy. Therefore, doctors will consider various factors, such as the:
  • Drug's effectiveness
  • Stage of pregnancy
  • Mother's health
  • Potential effects on the fetus.
(Click Bladder Infection During Pregnancy for more information.)

Treatment for Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

Curing infections that stem from a urinary obstruction or other systemic disorders will depend on finding and correcting the underlying problem. If the root cause goes untreated, people will be at risk of kidney damage. Complicated infections tend to arise from a wider range of bacteria, and sometimes from more than one type of bacteria at a time.
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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