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What is a urinary infection?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

How to know if I have urinary infection?

UTI. Urinary tract infection (uti). It is a bacterial infection that starts in the bladder or urethra . Uti is very common in women. Common symptoms are: persistent urge to urinate, burning sensation, pelvic pain, not a clear urine, blood in the urine. Rec. See your pcp if concerned to avoid kidney complications. Read more...

How to know if you have an urinary infection?

Symptoms. Urinary infections in your age group are diagnosed by symptoms; mainly, burning/pain while urination. It is verified with tests on the urine itself, looking for things like the presence of nitrite producing bacteria or white cells in the urine. The diagnosis hinges on the symptoms; if you are otherwise asymptomatic, there is no need for treatment (except for very specific situations). Read more...

Can cranberry pills cure a urinary infection?

No. There is some data to suggest that this may help to prevent recurrence, but the amounts of cranberry necessary for this are far more than you are likely to tolerate. You cannot cure UTI with cranberries. Read more...
No. Cranberry pills can help symptoms of UTI but will not cure uti. Read more...