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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection which can happen anywhere along the urinary tract.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Depending upon the part that is infected, UTIs are classified as -
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Cystitis- infection in the bladder

Pyelonephritis- infection of one or both kidneys

Urethritis- infection of the urethra, tube that empties urine from the bladder to the outside

Urinary tract infection is the second most common type of infection in the body. Owing to the female anatomy, women are more commonly affected by UTI than men. Shorter urethra and proximity of the urethral opening to the anus and vagina (sources of bacteria) make women more prone to UTI.

UTI's are caused by microbes, including fungi, viruses and bacteria. However, bacteria are the most common cause of UTI. Symptoms of urinary tract infection include painful and frequent urination, fever and flank pain. UTI is treated with antibiotics.
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I am 79plus of age and I am a male.We went on ilgrimage to Shirdhi a month and half ago.On our return after a few days there was inconvenience in passing urine andlater blood was seen in the urine. I took urine culture report to a doctor who prescribed antibiotics for five days.There was relief. I took lot of water also.After a month again there was pus and the urine is little reddish but no foul smell.There is no appitite an I do not feel eating anything now.Please adivise me as to I shoul do? withregards
scpathy Thursday, April 4, 2013
I am 31 and have had 5-6 UTI's in the past 6 months. The first, second and third times they did a urine test and it showed UTI. Never had one before, am very clean and am not sexually active. Now I have seen a urologist and am waiting 3-4 weeks to get tests done. I have abdominal pain especially in lower left side, back pain, discomfort when peeing but not burning, and blood in urine. Can you tell me what it may be. I think I may have ovarian cysts or something. Any help would be appreciated.
ADULT_DIAPERS Monday, March 5, 2012
it is UTI and what you can do is to take in adequate diet with a lot of fluids and vitamin C. do not keep urine, void when needed.
Guest Saturday, March 8, 2014
does allergy will cause urinary infection
ramesh4 Tuesday, September 20, 2011
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with Urinary Tract Infection, it is highly advised that you contact your specialized health care professional, as this condition needs to be treated immediately, before the infection can spread to other parts of the urinary tract.
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In the case of Urinary Tract Infection, the treatment of choice is antibiotics.

litermonica Monday, December 28, 2009
We should not ignore Urinary Tractinfection if it increases if affects kidney. we should drink lot of water during the day and should have check on our urinary pattern everyday. few years back when I got minor infection I consulted Dr. Manu Sobti in Hindusabha hospital Ghatkopar. He is realy fantastic doctor he thoroughly checked me even it was minor infection and I got relief permanently since then I advise all my friends to take care of urine infection I advise them to take treatment from Dr. sobti.
vidya Friday, November 7, 2008
Children urinary tract infection symptoms can be easy overlooked and treated as some other disorder. Urinary tract infection should be considered when a child or infant seems irritable, has an unexpected fever that doesnt go away,is not eating normally, has incontinence or loose bowels, or is not thriving. Children are more likely to have only fever and no other symptoms. You should thake children to a doctor if you notice change in urinary pattern. source: http://urinarytractinfectionsymptoms.simplewebsurf.com
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