Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)


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The urinary tract consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) are a very common reason for people to attend their GP. In this section we cover the symptoms, investigations and treatment of UTIs.

What causes a UTI and what can make it recur?

What is a UTI? A UTI is a “Urinary Tract Infection”, also known as “cystitis”. This means that bacteria have entered your urinary tract What is the urinary tract? The urinary tract is made of 4 areas: The urethra - the tube connecting your bladder to the outside world (via your pee-hole) The bladder [...]