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What is a UTI?

UTIs are common infections that happen when bacteria, often from the skin or rectum, enter the urethra, and infect the urinary tract. The infections can affect several parts of the urinary tract, but the most common type is a bladder infection (cystitis).

Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is another, less common type of UTI.

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UTIs are often treated by antibiotics and short term medication, which can help to relieve extreme bladder pain. Our Providers will send your prescription to your local pharmacy so that you can get immediate treatment. We do not treat kidney infections.

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  • Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin)
Short-Term Medication
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  • Pyridium (Phenazopyridine)

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Learn About UTIs

Do you have a UTI? What causes UTIs and what are common symptoms? Follow advice from our Alpha Providers.

Symptoms & Causes
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  • A burning feeling when you urinate
  • Frequent or intense urges to urinate
  • Sometimes, blood in the urine
  • Cloudy urine
  • Pelvic pain


  • Wiping incorrectly, which can lead to bacteria entering the urethra
  • Sex can introduce bacteria to the urinary tract
  • Genetic disposition
  • Changes to urine flow
Tips & Advice
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  • Stay hydrated and urinate regularly
  • Urinate after sexual activity
  • Consider switching birth control methods if you have repeat infections
  • Wipe from front to back after using the toilet
  • Pee after sex
  • Change tampons and pads frequently
  • Avoid douching, sprays, or powders in the genital area

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