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Urinary tract infections (UTI) often happen when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra.
While they do not always show signs or symptoms, The Urogynecology experts at NorthShore, share common UTI symptoms:
For simple UTIs, symptoms usually clear up in a few days after treatment. Treatment can include:
Approximately one in five women experiences a second UTI after her first. Three or more infections in a year can be classified as chronic UTI. When multiple infections are experienced, it is important to follow up with your primary care physician to find a treatment plan such as taking a low dose antibiotic over a longer period of time or antibiotics after intercourse. The following tips could prevent another UTI:
What tips have you found to be helpful in avoiding a urinary tract infection?