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Urinary Tract Infection

A urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection of any part of the urinary tract – the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Usually a urinary tract infection causes pain, fever, and discomfort, but is easily treated – unless it spreads to the kidneys.

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1. Which specialist should I see if I have Urinary Tract Infection?

You should see a Urologist.

2. Why are men less affected than women by UTI?

Transfer of infection along the shorter female urethra is easier, while the longer male urethra protects against the transfer of bacteria to the bladder. Also, the prostatic fluid has antibacterial action.

3. Does urine contain infectious organisms?

Urine is normally sterile.

4. Is UTI dangerous?

Repeated UTI can can damage the kidney and may lead to kidney failure.

5. Which specialist should I see if I have a UTI?

You should see a General practitioner, however if UTI is recurrent see a urologist.

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