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 for urinary tract infection

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

(Bactrim)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
136
Tried for
urinary tract infection (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Pyridium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
73
Tried for
urinary tract infection (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
93
Tried for
urinary tract infection (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Diflucan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
90
Tried for
urinary tract infection (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Levaquin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66
Tried for
urinary tract infection (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Rocephin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
39
Tried for
urinary tract infection (1)

Data from patients with urinary tract infection, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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 (8 evaluations)
Side effects
dehydration hives (urticaria) 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
urinary tract infection (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Pyridium)
Perceived effectiveness
for urinary tract infection (3 evaluations)
Side effects
orange colored urine
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
urinary tract infection (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
urinary tract infection (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Diflucan)
Perceived effectiveness
for urinary tract infection (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
urinary tract infection (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Levaquin)
Perceived effectiveness
for urinary tract infection (2 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea insomnia 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
urinary tract infection (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Rocephin)
Perceived effectiveness
for urinary tract infection (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
urinary tract infection (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with urinary tract infection, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has urinary tract infection on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 178 say UTI is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 46
30s 117
40s 179
50s 210
60s 212
70+ 152

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 133
Female 791

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