Asymptomatic bacteriuria is a common condition in which bacteria are present in the urine but there are no symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI). It usually goes away without treatment, but it can be permanent in some people.
Doctors disagree about whether treatment is needed for this condition. And many experts believe treatment should be reserved for UTIs with symptoms.1 But three groups should benefit from treatment. They are:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology|
|Last Revised||May 16, 2011|
Last Revised: May 16, 2011
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