A 46-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Urinary tract infection is a general term including upper tract infection (pyelonephritis-infection of kidney) and lower tract infection (cystitis-bladder infection). However, the term UTI has been misused indicating more upper tract infection.
Answered on Mar 11, 2020

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Terminology: A bladder infection is a type of urinary tract infection.
1
1 thank
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Serlin
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, : Yes, these are two terms for the same thing. Uti(urinary tract infection) is the medical term, while bladder infection is the lay term. Both refer ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your HCP: It is critical to avoid waiting to treat a urinary tract infection (also commonly known as a bladder infection). Waiting to treat a bladder infection ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Are you taking: Antibiotics? I trust that you saw your doctor and have been prescribed proper antibiotics that you are taking. After that you need to drink plenty of ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month