What is UTI?

A UTI is an infection that can take place in any part of the urinary tract, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra,  as well as prostate in men. UTIs can be classified into 2 major categories: uncomplicated (often referred to as cystitis), and complicated (including pyelonephritis, catheter-associated UTIs, UTIs during pregnancy, and UTIs associated with kidney stones). It is typically caused by bacteria such as E.coli, which enters the urinary tract through the urethra. Common symptoms of a UTI include frequent urination, urgency to urinate, a burning sensation during urination, strong-smelling urine, fever, and pain in the lower abdomen.

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