Urinary tract infection

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What is urinary tract infection?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection located in any part of the urinary system. This included the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Although most UTIs are caused by bacteria they can also be caused by mycobacterium, fungi, viruses and parasites. Treatment is determined by the cause.

Common symptoms reported by people with urinary tract infection

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with urinary tract infection

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Bactrim)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
urinary tract infection (29)
Treatment name(s)

(Pyridium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
urinary tract infection (12) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
pain (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
anxious mood (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Levaquin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
urinary tract infection (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
urinary tract infection (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
depressed mood (7) pain (5)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (9) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Diflucan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
urinary tract infection (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
depressed mood (8) anxious mood (2)

Data from patients with urinary tract infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with urinary tract infection

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Bactrim)
Perceived effectiveness
for urinary tract infection (24 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal cramps dehydration 4 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
urinary tract infection (29)
Treatment name(s)

(Pyridium)
Perceived effectiveness
for urinary tract infection (4 evaluations)
Side effects
orange colored urine
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
urinary tract infection (12) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (14 evaluations)
Side effects
anorgasmia chronic constipation 11 more
Total evaluations
16
Tried for
pain (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness bipolar depressive episodes 3 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
anxious mood (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Levaquin)
Perceived effectiveness
for urinary tract infection (13 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea digestive problems 1 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
urinary tract infection (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Perceived effectiveness
for urinary tract infection (7 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty staying asleep headaches 4 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
urinary tract infection (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (15 evaluations)
Side effects
anger electric shock sensation in face 3 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
depressed mood (7) pain (5)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (15 evaluations)
Side effects
balance problems breathing difficulty 14 more
Total evaluations
16
Tried for
pain (9) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Diflucan)
Perceived effectiveness
for urinary tract infection (5 evaluations)
Side effects
mood swings nausea and vomiting
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
urinary tract infection (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite drowsiness 4 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
depressed mood (8) anxious mood (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with urinary tract infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has urinary tract infection on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 43
30s 102
40s 169
50s 161
60s 150
70+ 79
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 61
20-29 years 32
30-39 years 35
40-49 years 40
50-59 years 23
60-69 years 11
70+ years 7

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 97
Female 615

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 276
Not Diagnosed 20

These charts show data from UTI patients who have completed their condition history
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