A urinary tract infection (UTI) is defined as an infection that is found in your urinary system. Your urinary system consists of your bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra. The most commonly affected areas are the bladder and urethra. Women are much more likely to develop UTIs than men.
UTIs can be painful and irritating. Find the expert care you need at Riverview Health in Noblesville, IN.
Urinary tract infections are typically caused by bacteria in the urinary tract. Bacteria can enter the urinary tract through:
UTIs don’t always show symptoms. However, some signs that can point to a urinary tract infection include:
A simple course of antibiotics is usually the most common treatment for a urinary tract infection. Common antibiotics that are prescribed include cephalexin, ciprofloxacin and doxycycline. Along with a course of antibiotics, your doctor may also prescribe a pain medication that’ll help relieve any burning sensation when you urinate.
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The experts at Riverview Health provide exceptional UTI care for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield.