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What is uti?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

A UTI stands for a urinary tract infection.
This includes infections of the bladder and kidneys.

In brief: Infection

A UTI stands for a urinary tract infection.
This includes infections of the bladder and kidneys.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Here are some ...

UTI is the acronym of urinary tract infection and represents bacterial intrusion and invasion of urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.
Clinically, most of UTIs only involve lower urinary tract - bladder & urethra leading to irritative voiding but rarely with fever or chill. If upper tract (kidneys & ureters) is involved, its symptoms usually accompany systemic effects such as...

In brief: Here are some ...

UTI is the acronym of urinary tract infection and represents bacterial intrusion and invasion of urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.
Clinically, most of UTIs only involve lower urinary tract - bladder & urethra leading to irritative voiding but rarely with fever or chill. If upper tract (kidneys & ureters) is involved, its symptoms usually accompany systemic effects such as...
Dr. James Lin
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Urine Infection

An infection of the urinary tract (bladder or kidney most commonly).
Usually caused by bacteria but could be because of a virus or non-infectious immunologic condition. If confined to the bladder and no fever is involved, this is cystitis and may resolve on its own or with a short course of antibiotics. Fever and kidney involvement suggest pyelonephritis and this can be much more serious.

In brief: Urine Infection

An infection of the urinary tract (bladder or kidney most commonly).
Usually caused by bacteria but could be because of a virus or non-infectious immunologic condition. If confined to the bladder and no fever is involved, this is cystitis and may resolve on its own or with a short course of antibiotics. Fever and kidney involvement suggest pyelonephritis and this can be much more serious.
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