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A 18-year-old female asked:

i have a warm & irritated uretha and clitoris lately i have to urine a lot . i think i have a uti or a yeast infection . can you cure your own uti ?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not likely: Urinary tract infections generally require a brief course of antibiotics. They are generally easy to diagnose and treatment is well tolerated.

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