UTI or STD? How to Tell the Difference

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Frequent, urgent trips to the washroom along with pelvic pain and a burning sensation during urination could mean a urinary tract infection (UTI). However, it could also be a sexually transmitted disease (STD) like chlamydia or gonorrhea. Because UTIs share symptoms with some STDs, many people incorrectly assume they have a UTI when they really […]

Can You Go to Urgent Care for a UTI?

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You may be surprised to learn that most cases of urinary tract infection aren’t severe enough to warrant an emergency room visit – but often the pain and discomfort they bring can certainly make it seem like they do. UTIs are among the most common infections in the US, afflicting over 3 million men and […]

Spotting a UTI in Children

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Spotting a UTI in Children A urinary tract infection is fairly simple to spot when you’re an adult; the symptoms tend to be painful, such as a burning sensation during urination and pressure in the abdomen or groin. Similarly, it’s easy to communicate those symptoms to your healthcare provider. Identifying a urinary tract infection — […]