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What is a urinary infection?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
6 doctors agree
In brief: Bugs in urine
Urine is sterile before voiding.
If there are any organisms like bacteria it is infected urine.

In brief: Bugs in urine
Urine is sterile before voiding.
If there are any organisms like bacteria it is infected urine.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Dr. Sreya Pallath
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Bacteria in urine
A urinary tract infection (or uti) is the presence of bacteria in your urine.
Urine is typically sterile and should have no bacteria. Typical UTI symptoms are: pain while urinating, urinating more frequently, fever, chills or back pain. Most cases are easily treated with a short course of antibiotics. Sometimes, bacteria is present without symptoms. These cases do not always need antibiotics.

In brief: Bacteria in urine
A urinary tract infection (or uti) is the presence of bacteria in your urine.
Urine is typically sterile and should have no bacteria. Typical UTI symptoms are: pain while urinating, urinating more frequently, fever, chills or back pain. Most cases are easily treated with a short course of antibiotics. Sometimes, bacteria is present without symptoms. These cases do not always need antibiotics.
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Dr. Sreya Pallath
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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Bacteria + symptoms
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is when there is bacterial overgrowth in the bladder or kidneys.
Symptoms include burning with urination, sometimes blood in the urine, low back pain, or nausea. Women get utis much more than men. Antibiotics are usually effective in eliminating the symptoms. Utis are diagnosed with a urine dipstick test and a culture.

In brief: Bacteria + symptoms
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is when there is bacterial overgrowth in the bladder or kidneys.
Symptoms include burning with urination, sometimes blood in the urine, low back pain, or nausea. Women get utis much more than men. Antibiotics are usually effective in eliminating the symptoms. Utis are diagnosed with a urine dipstick test and a culture.
Dr. James Cunnar
Dr. James Cunnar
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