Urinary tract infections, or "UTIs", are infections that affect the bladder and/or the kidneys.
- Burning when you urinate
- Needing to urinate frequently
- Blood in the urine
- Fever or feeling unwell
- Back pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Start with contacting your family doctor or walk in clinic. They may order urine tests and will initiate treatment.
- Most urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotic medications. Bladder infections are typically treated for 3-7 days, depending on your medical history. Kidney infections may require hospitalization or intravenous antibiotics.
- Drink more fluid, especially water! (Your urine should be clear like water coming out of the tap)
- Urinate every 2-3 hours, even before you feel like you have to go
- Ensure you are having a bowel movement daily
- Urinate after sex
- Vaginal estrogen for women who have gone through menopause
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