URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI)
Description


 
  Symptoms
Abdominal pain Back - pain Diarrhea
Fever Groin - pain Nausea
Urination - incontinence  Urination - frequent Urination - pain
Urination - scanty Urine - dark color Urine - smelly
Urine - with blood Vomiting  
  Description
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that develops in an area of the urinary system and may involve the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.

UTI is commonly classified as follow:

- Upper UTI, affecting kidney and ureters, is commonly known as Pyelonephritis.
- Lower UTI, affecting the bladder and urethra, is called cystitis.

The recognized risk factors that can trigger UTI are:

- Diabetes.
- Age (older adults).
- Anatomical changes of the urinary tract.
- Kidney stones.
- Pregnancy.
- A recent surgery on the urinary tract.

Escherichia coli has been recognized as the main type of bacteria involved in the infection. However, viruses or fungi can also produce UTI.
  Diagnosis
Doctors may order the following tests to confirm the diagnosis:

- Urinalysis.
- Urine culture.
- Abdominal CT scan.
  More information:
Urinary Tract Infection Treatment
Urinary Tract Infection Healthcare Centers
 

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