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urinary tract infection 

General Overview of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

General Overview of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

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As the name suggests, urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. The urinary tract is responsible for removing waste and excess water from our body. It consists of the bladder, the kidneys and the urethra. These are the structures that urine passes through before being eliminated from our body.

Causes of Urinary Tract Infection

Causes of Urinary Tract Infection

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Urinary Tract infections (UTIs) are the reason why doctors often advise to clean from front to back after using the bathroom. This is because our urethra which transports urine from the bladder to outside of the body is located close to the anus.

Diagnosis and Tests for Urinary Tract Infection

Diagnosis and Tests for Urinary Tract Infection

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If you suspect you have a urinary tract infection and notice the typical symptoms of UTI, you should immediately see a doctor. While the infection is easily treatable, it can become complicated if the treatment is delayed.

Signs and Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection

Signs and Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection

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If you're a woman, your chances of getting a urinary tract infection (UTI) are higher though people of any age and sex can develop UTI. The symptoms of a urinary tract infection can depend on various factors such as your age, gender, whether you. . . .

Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection

Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) can be easily treated. Your doctor will likely start with antibiotics as these are usually the first line treatment for urinary tract infections. The drugs and the duration for which the drug is taken depend on your condition. . . .