A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection that begins in your urinary system, which is composed of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.
Most UTIs are bladder infections, which, if not treated, can spread to your kidneys and cause permanent damage.
Do you think you have a UTI? Here are the most common signs and symptoms:
- Pain and/or burning sensation when you urinate
- Feeling like you have to urinate often, even right after emptying your bladder
- Passing small amounts of urine
- Cloudy or bloody (pink- or brown-colored) urine
- Strong-smelling urine
- Pelvic pain and/or pressure and cramping in lower abdomen or back
- Fever or chills
Note: Urinary Tract infections don't always cause signs and symptoms. The elderly may instead exhibit confusion and/or acute incontinence.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may have a UTI. You should contact your doctor and set up an appointment to get tested and treated. If you have a UTI, you will need treatment with a prescription antibiotic.
But there's no need to get frustrated. The URISTAT® Relief PAK™ includes a UTI Test Strip and Pain Relief Tablets, so you don't have to wait for results or temporary relief.
The URISTAT® Pain Relief Tablets will alleviate your pain until the antibiotic has cleared the infection.
It's not enough to get tested and treated. Part of your relief will come from understanding the factors that can cause UTIs.