If left untreated, UTI's can cause damage to the kidneys, decreasing their effectiveness at cleaning the blood.
While re-infection isn't common, it also isn't rare. Roughly 20% of women who have a UTI will have another one sometime in the future.
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Yes. Urinary tract infections are easily treated with antibiotics.
Bacterial. UTI's are caused by a variety of bacteria.
Antibiotics. Various antibiotics are used depending on the offending bacterium.
Variable. Specific time for recovery is dependent on the medication prescribed.
No. Sex is not recommended as it can promote movement of bacteria.
Yes. There is roughly a 20% probability of re-infection.