5 Signs You Might Have a UTI

Find out the symptoms of a urinary tract infection.

5 Signs You Might Have a UTI

By Toni Gasparis

A urinary tract infection, referred to as a UTI, is an infection that most commonly occurs in your bladder or urethra. This condition isn’t serious at the outset, but if left untreated can spread to the kidneys and cause more serious issues. While this condition is more prevalent in women, men are not exempt from getting an infection. Learn what the signs of a UTI are and see if some of the symptoms you are experiencing are a direct result of this infection.

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What to Do About It

If you have a UTI, it is not the end of the world. While painful they are actually easy to treat and recover from. Make sure to drink a lot of water to flush the infection from your body. Additionally, try over the counter medications to ease the pain, but if it does not subside quickly make an appointment with your primary care physician so they can test you and prescribe antibiotics to get rid of the infection. To prevent UTIs altogether, make sure you pee after intercourse to remove the potential of bacteria and wipe yourself from front to back to prevent the spread of bacteria to the urethra.

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