Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Complications & Risks


Complications

If left untreated, UTI's can cause damage to the kidneys, decreasing their effectiveness at cleaning the blood.

Partners and Re-infection

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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Quick snapshot

Can it be cured?

Yes. Urinary tract infections are easily treated with antibiotics.

Type of Infection

Bacterial. UTI's are caused by a variety of bacteria.

How is it treated?

Antibiotics. Various antibiotics are used depending on the offending bacterium.

Recovery Time

Variable. Specific time for recovery is dependent on the medication prescribed.

Can I have sex?

No. Sex is not recommended as it can promote movement of bacteria.

Can I get re-infected?

Yes. There is roughly a 20% probability of re-infection.