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What are UTIs?

Urinary tract infections are one of the most common infections, occurring when bacteria enter the urinary tract, leading to an infection that most commonly affects the bladder but can spread to other parts of the urinary system. While UTIs can occur in anyone, they are more prevalent in women, with many experiencing at least one infection during their lifetime. The symptoms of a UTI can be uncomfortable and disruptive. They often include a strong, persistent urge to urinate, a burning sensation when urinating, passing frequent, small amounts of urine, and cloudy or strong-smelling urine. In some cases, there may be pelvic pain in women, or rectal pain in men.

HelloGP doctors offer a supportive and efficient approach to managing UTIs within the comfort of your own space. Our experienced team provides rapid assessment and testing to confirm a UTI, followed by appropriate and effective treatment, usually in the form of antibiotics. We also focus on education and prevention, offering advice on how to reduce the risk of future infections, such as staying well-hydrated, practicing good bathroom and hygiene habits, and understanding the importance of prompt treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

UTI symptoms often include a burning sensation during urination, frequent urination, cloudy or bloody urine, and discomfort or pain in the lower abdomen.

While some UTIs may clear up on their own, it’s advisable to seek medical attention for prompt treatment to prevent complications. Antibiotics are typically prescribed.

You can reduce the risk of UTIs by staying hydrated, practicing good hygiene, urinating before and after sexual activity, and avoiding irritating feminine products. Cranberry products may also help.

If you experience persistent or severe UTI symptoms, notice blood in your urine, have a history of recurrent UTIs, or if you are pregnant, it’s important to consult your HelloGP doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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