Infections

Urinary tract infection

(UTI)

  • Also known as
  • Bladder infection

About Urinary tract infection

The urinary system is the body's drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. It includes two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, and a urethra. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body.You may have a UTI if you noticePain or burning when you urinateFever, tiredness or shakinessAn urge to urinate oftenPressure in your lower belly Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy or reddishPain in your back or side below the ribsPeople of any age or sex can get UTIs. But about four times as many women get UTIs as men. You're also at higher risk if you have diabetes, need a tube to drain your bladder, or have a spinal cord injury.If you think you have a UTI it is important to see your doctor. Your doctor can tell if you have a UTI with a urine test. Treatment is with antibiotics. NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Symptoms of Urinary tract infection
  • Pain or burning with urination
  • An urge to urinate often
  • Fever
  • Tiredness or shakiness
  • Pressure in your lower belly
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy or reddish
  • Pain in your back or side below the ribs

All Medications for Urinary tract infection

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Urinary tract infection

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  • Drink lots of water