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Urinary tract infections (UTIs)


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Symptoms of a urinary tract infection include a sudden need to pee and pain or a burning sensation when peeing.

A GP may sometimes prescribe antibiotics to take for a few days if you have a urinary tract infection.

A urinary tract infection may get better by itself. Drinking plenty of fluids and taking painkillers can help.

Urinary tract infections are usually caused by bacteria from poo getting into the tube that carries pee out of the body (urethra).

Things you can do that may help prevent a urinary tract infection include staying well hydrated and going for a pee soon after sex.

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of your bladder, kidneys or the tubes connected to them.

Page last reviewed: 22/03/2022
Next review due: 22/03/2025