Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Urinary Tract Infections are a common condition which typically affect women.

Symptoms may include pain and a burning sensation when urinating, nausea and vomiting, pain in the lower back or sides, and even blood in the urine. If left untreated, UTIs can lead to serious complications, so it’s important to discuss any concerns with us once they arise.

What are UTIs?

A urinary tract infection is an infection in any part of your urinary system, which includes the bladder, urethra, ureters (urine tubes) and kidneys. If untreated, UTIs can lead to kidney infection which can be very serious, so it’s important to visit your doctor for early management.

What are the symptoms of UTIs?

If you have a UTI, you may:

  • have pain or a burning feeling when urinating
  • need to urinate small amounts often, or with urgency
  • have blood in the urine
  • feel uncomfortable in your lower abdomen
     

What causes UTIs?

UTIs are caused by bacteria entering the urinary system, usually via the urethra (the tube through which urine passes from the bladder to outside the body).

UTIs can happen to anyone but are more common in women who are sexually active or menopausal, or those with health conditions such as diabetes or urinary incontinence.


Our pharmacists can provide advice for UTIs in women.

Contact us if you have any questions

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