What is a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
A urinary tract infection is caused by an invasion of bacteria in the urethra and
bladder, usually from the rectum or genital area including the vagina.
What are the symptoms of a UTI?
The symptoms may include:
How can I prevent UTI?
The preventive measures include:
What is the treatment for UTI?
If a laboratory inspection of the urine shows evidence of infection, the doctor
will prescribe a medication. Even though the symptoms may soon disappear, it is
very important to take the entire course of medication.
If symptoms do not improve while taking the prescribed medication, contact the Student
Health Center 804-752-3041