URINARY TRACT INFECTION
    (Bladder Infection, Kidney Infection, UTI)

    Symptoms of a bladder infection/kidney infection/UTI:

    • Burning, pain, or stinging when you urinate
    • Difficulty urinating or urinating more than usual
    • Lower abdominal pain below the belly button
    • Lower back pain
    • Fever, sweats, chills
    • Nausea, possible vomiting
    • Cloudy or bloody urine

     

    If you have some of these symptoms, call your primary care doctor as you may have a urinary tract infection and your doctor may wish to call in some antibiotics.

    • Pepto-Bismol may help with the nausea
    • Cranberry juice cannot cure a UTI, but may help to keep it from getting worse while you are waiting for antibiotics.

     

    If you get these infections often, some doctors will give you a prescription to keep with you in case you get a UTI. If that is the case, fill the prescription as soon as you have symptoms and let your doctor know during regular business hours.

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