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Dr Payumo’s medical practical has taken her around the globe, from the Philippines to Haiti, to various cities in the US. She hails from a family of physicians and has been practicing herself since 2011. Dr. Payumo appreciates the sense of family and community that she sees and feels in Hawaii, and with CloudWell Health she hopes to provide greater healthcare access to the Hawaiian people, and to anyone in immediate need.

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(UTI) aka Cystitis

Urinary Tract Infection

You have a Urinary Tract Infection?
Those can be very painful. Continue reading to learn more, see common symptoms, and find out about your treatment options.

Cystitis is an infection in the bladder. Additionally, it is common in women. In brief, urinary tract infection symptoms include the urge to pass urine frequently. It also includes burning or stinging while passing urine too.

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Treatment for UTI

The usual treatment is simple. Typically, clinicians will prescribe a short course of antibiotics. In many, UTIs will clear up quickly. Most times, it will clear up with no problems. This article will discuss urinary tract infection symptoms and treatment.

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Symptoms

UTI symptoms include the following. For instance:

  • Firstly, people experience the urge to pass urine frequently.
  • In addition, one may need to pass urine urgently.
  • Also, one may feel burning or stinging while passing urine.
  • In addition, some may pass blood in the urine.
  • Lastly, most with experience discomfort in the abdomen.

UTI - Woman in Pain

Cystitis is much more common in women than men. In fact, this is because the urethra is shorter in females. It is also closer to the anus in females, too. However, there are other things that can increase the chances of having cystitis too. Such as:

  • Being pregnant
  • Being sexually active
  • If you use spermicide
  • Menopause
  • Have diabetes
  • If you have a catheter
  • Suffer from other abnormalities in your kidneys or bladder
  • Being immune-compromised by AIDS or chemotherapy

UTI Treatment

Treatment in Depth

Treatment for UTI includes the following. For example:

  • Symptoms often improve by themselves. But if they don’t, doctors will prescribe a short course of antibiotics. Typically, symptoms improve within a day or two. Be sure to complete all antibiotics.
  • In addition, for pain relief, people may also take paracetamol or ibuprofen.

To note, if you develop a fever, schedule another consultation with us. Also, do this if your symptoms also do not improve. Importantly, if you are pregnant, you should immediately book a consult for cystitis. Also, book a consultation for cystitis if you have other underlying medical issues. Importantly, do not wait for symptoms to improve on their own.

UTI Infection in Urinary system

UTI Prevention

Methods for UTI prevention include the following. Such as:

  • Firstly, wipe your bottom from front to back after going to the toilet.
  • In addition, ensure that you pass urine after having sex.
  • Also, stay hydrated.
  • Lastly, avoid potentially irritating feminine products.

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