URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI) : 101
- August 2, 2018
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A UTI is known in the medical community as acute cystitis. It is very common in women because the urinary tract is much shorter than males. Essentially, you get an infection in your urinary tract that causes symptoms like burning, frequency, and urgency. If you have these symptoms we can treat them infection with antibiotics taken by mouth. The concern is that the bacteria could travel up in the bladder. If that occurs, symptoms are more severe and cause pain in the lower part of your back (flank pain) and usually causes a fever above 100 degrees F. It is helpful to take antibiotics if you have these symptoms to prevent the bacteria from traveling further up into the body.