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
20
Tried for
urinary tract infection (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Pyridium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
urinary tract infection (9) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (6) anxious mood (5)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (7) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
urinary tract infection (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)

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 (13 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal cramps dehydration 3 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
urinary tract infection (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Macrodantin)
Perceived effectiveness
for urinary tract infection (7 evaluations)
Side effects
idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
urinary tract infection (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Pyridium)
Perceived effectiveness
for urinary tract infection (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
urinary tract infection (9) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
tachycardia (fast heart rate) vivid dreams
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (6) anxious mood (5)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive dry mouth low testosterone 3 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (7) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness nausea
Total evaluations
34
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
pain (7)
  • 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?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 164 say UTI is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 48
30s 126
40s 185
50s 202
60s 202
70+ 124

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 128
Female 768

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