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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.

You can usually treat a urinary tract infection with things like painkillers and drinking plenty of fluids. A GP may prescribe antibiotics.

You can usually treat a urinary tract infection with things like painkillers and drinking plenty of fluids. A GP may prescribe antibiotics.

Urinary tract infections are usually caused by bacteria from poo entering the urinary tract.

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

Page last reviewed: 18/11/2020
Next review due: 18/11/2023