URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS

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UTIs can be unpleasant. If you are suffering from UTI Symptoms our doctors can prescribe treatment during a quick online consultation and have them sent to your nearest pharmacy for you to collect on the same day.

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What Is A Urinary Tract Infection?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria entering your urinary tract, causing swelling and discomfort.

They’re much more common among women than men, with around half of women experiencing at least one UTI in their lifetime.

While many UTIs pass on their own, if your symptoms last for longer than a week, our doctors can prescribe effective treatment that will help you get better within a couple of days.

If you think you have a UTI, our online doctors can help you within minutes.

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Symptoms of UTIs

UTIs can be split into two groups, both with differing symptoms.

Lower UTIs

A lower UTI is an infection that affects your bladder or urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder). Symptoms can include:

  • Pain or pressure in your stomach
  • Needing to urinate all the time
  • Strong-smelling urine
  • Cloudy or dark urine
  • Blood in your urine
  • A burning feeling when you urinate

While lower UTIs aren’t likely to cause any long-term damage to your health, they can be extremely uncomfortable, so it makes sense to treat the symptoms as quickly as possible.

Upper UTIs

An upper UTI is an infection that affects your kidneys or ureters (the tubes that connect your kidneys to your bladder) is known as an upper UTI.

They can have the same symptoms as lower UTIs. However, there are ways to tell the difference. The following symptoms are more likely to indicate an upper UTI:

  • A fever
  • Feeling achy and weak
  • Feeling cold all the time
  • Feeling irritable

Upper UTIs are more serious than lower UTIs. Leaving them untreated could lead to complications involving your kidneys or blood.

Unsure if these are your symptoms?

Our doctors can discuss your symptoms with you, diagnose the problem and prescribe treatment.

Even if you’re not exactly sure what you have, a quick chat with one of our GPs can provide the answers you need.

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UTI Treatment Options

Our doctors will recommend the safest, most effective treatment for your urinary tract infection.

It’s important to get a professional medical opinion, as some medicines may make the problem worse. For example, anti-inflammatories may cause further complications if you’re suffering from an upper UTI.

The most common treatment for a UTI is antibiotics. Our doctors can prescribe these during your consultation and it’s important to take them exactly as instructed, even if you start to feel better.

Our GPs can also provide advice you can use to stop UTIs from coming back. Staying hydrated and emptying your bladder fully whenever you need to are just two ways you can do this.

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What Causes UTIs?

The reasons for developing a UTI can vary. However, there are a number of common causes, such as:

  • Having sex
  • Using tampons
  • Using the toilet
  • Using certain types of contraception
  • Irritants in soaps or perfumes
  • A blockage in your urinary tract, e.g. kidney stones
  • A weak immune system, e.g. if you have HIV
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