Recurrent UTIs

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

Must have three pathology confirmed UTIs in six months

All referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:

  • History of infections
  • Urinary history including voiding dysfunction
  • Prolapse symptoms
  • Sexual, obstetric and surgical history

Tests

  • Renal and bladder ultrasound

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Gynaecology clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

Consider use of vaginal oestrogen, cranberry, Hiprex and vitamin C, or Postcoital or low dose antibiotics.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

Emergency:

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6348 7382
MCH ED – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED – Phone: (03) 6493 6340 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED - Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Urgent:

Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.

We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.

Semi-urgent:
Routine:

Will be seen in turn.