UTI Facts Vs Fiction: Information about Urinary Tract Infections

A urinary tract infection–or UTI–is the result of a bacterial infection in your urinary tract. Symptoms include painful urination, an urge to pee even if you have an empty bladder, bloody urine, lower abdominal and back pain and an urge to punch everything in sight. Okay, maybe you experience the last one even if you don’t have a UTI, but either way UTIs are terrible. They’re so terrible, in fact, that you might have one and not even show any symptoms. Why so sneaky, urinary tract?

Anyway, common knowledge about UTIs are full of plenty of fact and a healthy dose of fiction. Do you have to pee after sex to prevent them? Does cranberry juice really cure UTIs? Read on and find out everything you need to know about UTIs.

What have you heard about UTI symptoms or cures? Have you ever had a UTI? What did you do to get rid of it? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Teeglor

    The button is broken. Can’t read past number 5. View all shows all pictures but no text.

  • Cas

    I have to say as a sufferer of many UTIs Cranberry juice DOES stop burning and i have cleared bladder infections with urals (dissolvable medicine) and cranberry juice in about 1 day. Buy a diet or sugar reduced cranberry juice and not a mixed flavour or ‘original’ and drink plenty of water, but i really do highly recommend drinking a few glasses if you have a UTI!!!