It is an infection that occurs in any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, bladder, ureters, or urethra. UTIs are usually caused by bacteria, most commonly Escherichia coli (E. coli), which naturally resides in the digestive system but can enter the urinary tract and cause infection.
The treatment of UTIs involves a course of antibiotics to eliminate bacterial infections. The specific antibiotic prescribed depends on the type of bacteria causing the infection and its sensitivity to different antibiotics on the culture. The treating doctor will decide on the best antibiotic based on your reports.
It's important to complete the full course of antibiotics as prescribed, even if symptoms improve, to ensure complete eradication of the infection and prevent a recurrence. Drinking plenty of fluids is also encouraged to help flush out bacteria from the urinary tract.