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Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)


Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

An uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bladder infection (cystitis) or kidney infection (pyelonephritis) that is not caused by a structural problem, obstruction within the urinary tract (such as a kidney stone or an enlarged prostate), or other medical condition that affects kidney and bladder function, such as diabetes. Uncomplicated UTIs primarily affect young and middle-aged women before menopause.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAvery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
Last RevisedMay 16, 2011

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