Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
A UTI is an infection of the bladder or kidneys. They are more common in women but can also affect men.
What to look out for:
- Pain or burning when you pee
- The need to pee more often
- Blood in the urine
- Fever, back pain, nausea, and vomiting are signs of a worsening infection
When to see a doctor:
A UTI almost always requires antibiotics from a doctor. Since it is not usually considered an emergency, visit an urgent care rather than an emergency room.
A few ways to prevent getting a UTI:
- Drink more fluid to help flush bacteria out of your bladder.
- Pee right after sex.
- Drink cranberry juice or other cranberry products whenever possible.