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Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection Causes

Infection happens when bacteria get into the kidney or bladder and its number increase in the urine. For women, UTI can also be caused after having sexual intercourse.

Urinary Tract Infection Definition

UTI is a bacterial infection that greatly affects any part of the urinary tract. The most common kind of UTI is called cystitis which is a bladder infection and pyelonephritis which is a kidney infection.

Urinary Tract Infection Diagnosis

Urinalysis Urine culture Urea and creatinine measurements for severe cases X-ray, MRI and CAT scan for further investigation in male patients

Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms and Signs

Bladder infection: frequent urination, urethritis, nocturia, pain in the midline suprapubic region, pyuria, hematuria, pyrexia, foul-smelling and cloudy urine, protein found in the urine Kidney infection: bladder infection symptoms, vomiting, back, side or groin pain, abdominal pressure or pain, shaking chills and high spiking fever, night sweats and intense exhaustion.

Urinary Tract Infection Treatment

Oral antibiotics for uncomplicated UTI Hospitalization and IV antibiotics for severe cases of UTI and may be referred to a urologist or nephrologist

Drugs used for treatment of Urinary Tract Infection


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