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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can affect anyone. Symptoms normally include discomfort, a burning sensation when peeing, itchiness, or irritation.

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This page was medically reviewed by Dr Daniel Atkinson, GP Clinical Lead on August 02, 2022. Next review due on August 01, 2024.
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    What is a UTI?

    There are several types of UTI that can affect us. Cystitis is an infection of the bladder, urethritis is an infection of the urethra, and a kidney infection is, as you might expect, an infection of the kidneys.

    Most UTIs occur when our urine becomes contaminated by bacteria that exist outside of the bladder, leading to inflammation and infection.

    Depending on the severity or persistence of the infection, you may be prescribed antibiotics to treat it, but some UTIs can clear up on their own too. In any case, it’s important to manage any pain or discomfort with over-the-counter painkillers and drink plenty of water.

    If your symptoms haven’t cleared up within a few days, it’s time to seek further treatment by speaking to one of our clinicians. Our clinical team will help you select the right medications for you, and they will check in to make sure that your treatment is working the way it should.

    Who gets UTI?

    While UTIs can occur in anybody, they are more common in women because women have shorter urethras which are placed quite close to the home of the offending E. coli bacteria: the anus.

    Older adults are also more at risk than younger men and children because, generally, the older we get, the more trouble we have emptying our bladders completely. Age-related conditions such as bladder weakness, bladder prolapse, or an enlarged prostate can lead to the build-up of bacteria and cause recurring infections.

    How common is UTI?

    While the statistics are not so high for men and children, it’s estimated that at least one in five women will suffer from a UTI at some point in their lives. Usually, the problem is treatable and shouldn’t have much impact on your day-to-to activities. But persistent infections should be managed with the help of treatments like antibiotics, so that symptoms don’t get worse and cause more health concerns.

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    What causes UTI?

    Most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra. 90% of all UTIs are caused by the E. coli bacteria, which lives harmlessly in our gut and intestines. When outside of the body, however, E. coli can be a harmful bacteria, especially when it ends up where it doesn’t belong. As a result, if it meets our urethra or comes into contact with our urine, then it causes problems.

    Once urine becomes infected with a bacteria like E. coli, inflammation and infection can start to harm our urethras and bladders.

    Sometimes, the infection can travel up to our kidneys and cause greater discomfort and pain. Before this has a chance to happen, it’s important to have your infection treated and cleared up.

    What are the symptoms of UTI?

    Most people experience a fishhook sensation, like a sharp pain when emptying your bladder. This can be incredibly unpleasant and distressing for children and vulnerable adults. There are other tell-tale indicators of urinary tract infection that we should also be aware of.

    The most common symptoms of a UTI are listed below. Please be aware that these symptoms differ in children and elderly people. Generally, if you notice any of these symptoms in a person you care for, get in touch with a clinician to arrange a urine test.

    If you have not had any previous diagnosis of a UTI and are noticing any of these symptoms for the first time, please consult your clinician:

    • pain or a burning sensation when peeing (dysuria)
    • needing to pee more often than usual during the night (nocturia)
    • urine that looks cloudy
    • needing to urinate suddenly or more urgently than usual
    • needing to urinate more often than usual
    • blood in your urine
    • lower tummy pain or pain in your back, just under the ribs
    • a high temperature, or feeling hot and shivery
    • a very low temperature below 36°C

    Can UTI lead to other problems?

    UTIs are commonly treated with antibiotics, which, if taken correctly, clear up the infection within a couple of weeks. If you delay treating UTIs, or if you fail to take a full course of antibiotics, you risk the infection worsening. It’s important to take all medication as prescribed and complete any course of treatment so that small infections don’t lead to more serious issues, such as painful kidney infections. The E. coli causing a UTI could travel into the bloodstream resulting in a bloodstream infection.

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    What medications are there for UTI?

    The most effective treatment for many bacterial infections like UTIs is a course of antibiotics. This means you’ll be prescribed a one-off treatment that functions to kill the offending bacteria. Your treatment will arrive as tablets and capsules. As previously mentioned, it’s important to take the full course of medication. You may be tempted to stop taking the tablets once you start to feel better, but you should always complete your course of treatment. Otherwise, any remaining bacteria in your body can become resistant to antibiotics, which can result in infections returning and worsening.

    Is there a ‘best’ treatment for UTI?

    There is no ‘best’ all-round treatment for UTIs as such, but there will be a best fit for you and your UTI because we’re all different.

    Treatments should never really range in efficiency, but they can and do range in suitability. Factors such as price, diet, potential side effects, lifestyle, and identity can all impact upon finding the right treatment fit for you.

    Our clinicians are trained to advise you on which medications will work best for you, and they will check in with you once you’ve chosen your treatment to make sure this is the case.

    Do UTIs always need treatment?

    Sometimes UTIs can clear up on their own without the need for treatment. The first thing to try after noticing symptoms is normal painkillers like paracetamol, and to drink a lot of water to try and flush the infected urine out. But if symptoms persist beyond a few days, it’s probably time to get some antibiotics to help your body fight off the infection.

    FAQ: UTI

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    How is UTI diagnosed?

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    A UTI can be diagnosed after discussing your symptoms with a clinician. Some clinicians may require a urine sample to check for the presence of white blood cells which signal an infection. This is to ensure the best course of action is taken and to see if antibiotics are required. You will also often need to give a urine sample if you have a complicated UTI, you’re pregnant, you’re a man or you have worrying symptoms.

    Are there tests for UTI?

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    If you can’t get to a surgery or a hospital, home tests are available for delivery to your door. Home tests work just like a pregnancy test or other urine dipsticks. A home test detects the presence of white blood cells which indicate the presence of bacteria, and results show in just one minute.

    Can you get side effects from UTI treatment?

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    Just like other forms and types of medication, different antibiotics can result in various side effects. If you’re concerned about any specific side effects, you should speak to our clinician about these.

    Does UTI treatment always work?

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    Short courses of antibiotics are effective for clearing up the infection quickly. But one course of antibiotics won’t prevent the infection from recurring. Recurrent UTIs could be a sign of another health issue, and you should discuss this with our clinician.

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