It could be a UTI

What is a UTI? 

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection caused by bacteria which normally live in the gut (stomach). This bacteria enters the urethra which is a tube that carries pee from the bladder to outside of the body. The bacteria moves up this tube and travels up to infect the bladder.

What does a UTI feel like? 

If you have a UTI you can experience:

  • Pain or a burning feeling when you pee.
  • The need to pee often.
  • The need to pee suddenly.
  • Blood in the urine.

How do I test for a UTI? 

A healthcare provider will be able to tell you have a UTI just from your physical complaints and an examination. They may also take a urine test for bacteria.

How are UTIs treated? 

Most urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotics. 

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