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Surgery is generally not considered for the treatment of urinary tract infections. Surgery may be considered if there are other problems, such as kidney or bladder stones, ureteral reflux, a prolapsed bladder, or an enlarged prostate.
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http://www.urologyhealth.org/adult/index.cfm?cat=07&topic=147. Accessed July 31, 2010.
Urinary tract infections in adults. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at:
http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/utiadult. Published December 2005. Accessed July 31, 2010.