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Everything You Need To Know About UTIs

Frequent need to urinate is the most common sign of having a UTI. Read all about UTI symptoms, prevention, & treatments.

Posted on May 5, 2021 ·

BY Team Veera

Medically Reviewed



Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are very common among women and are usually easy to treat with medication.

What are the symptoms?

The most common sign of having a UTI is a frequent urge to urinate. Even if you have just relieved yourself, you could feel as if you need to urinate again.Additional symptoms include:

  • Burning sensation or pain while urinating
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy (not clear)
  • Blood in your urine
  • Pain or pressure in your lower back, and pelvis region

Diagnosis & Treatment

If you have these symptoms, the first step is to consult with a doctor. To confirm whether or not you have a UTI, doctors may ask for a urine sample to test for bacteria. After confirming you have UTI, the doctor usually prescribes a course of antibiotics to treat it. With regular cases, UTIs can be treated within 2-3 days.
Along with the antibiotics, drink lots of water or other fluids to get rid of the bacteria. Putting a heating pad on the abdomen or back can sometimes help reduce pain.


How To Prevent Getting a UTI

Here are some easy tips you can follow to prevent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs):

  1. Drink plenty of water/fluids (helps eliminate bacteria before an infection sets in)
  2. Urinate when you need to – don’t hold it in
  3. Wash and/or wipe from front to back after urinating or passing stool
  4. Keep your intimate areas clean and dry – cotton underwear can help
  5. Urinate after having sexual intercourse (this washes away any bacteria that may have reached your urethra)
  6. Avoid using diaphragm, spermicide-coated condoms, or spermicides for birth control, which may increase your chances of getting a UTI

Learn More with Veera Health

Think you might have a UTI? It’s nothing to feel ashamed about – talk to a doctor on Veera to get an initial diagnosis.

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