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Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection

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URINARY URINARY TRACTTRACTINFECTIONINFECTION
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UTI is a bacterial infection that affects any part of the urinary tract.
The urinary tract is the system that makes urine and carries it out of your body. It includes your bladder and kidneys and the tubes thatconnect them. When germs get into this system, they can cause aninfection.
It can affect not only the urethra and the bladder, but also ascend upinto the kidneys
Urinary tract infections are common sexually transmited disease inwoman.
Women are more prone to because the urethra is shorter in womenthan in men, so bacteria have a shorter distance to travel.
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Types of Urinary Tract Infection
Bladder Infection (Cystitis or lower tract infections)
Bladder infections are infections that are limited to the bladder. They aremuch more common than kidney infections and usually are less serious.
Symptoms:
lower abdominal pain(over the bladder 
pain, burning, or stinging on urination (dysuria)
frequent urination (
frequency 
)
urgent need to pee (
urgency 
).
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