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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I get UTIs?

Most UTIs are single events that, if treated, will not come back. Some patients have anatomical and genetic predispositions that tend to make getting UTIs more likely.

When should I be worried?

If you are being treated for a UTI and are not getting better, or you have symptoms of a UTI along with upset stomach and throwing up, then you should call your health care provider. If you ever see blood in your urine, you should call your health care provider right away.

Will a UTI cause damage to the kidneys?

If the UTI is treated early, then there will likely be no lasting effect on your urinary tract. UTIs can cause harm if not found and treated quickly.

What if I am pregnant?

If you are pregnant and have symptoms of a UTI, then you should call your health care provider right away. UTIs during pregnancy can put both mother and baby at risk if not dealt with quickly and properly.