UTI in women

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of the urinary system. This includes the kidneys, bladder and urethra. The most common infections involve the bladder and the urethra, and it's more common for women to get UTIs than men.

A UTI in the bladder is painful and uncomfortable, but sometimes an infection can spread to the kidneys which is more serious. This is why it's a good idea to seek help for a UTI in its early stages.

If you’re worried and think you may have a UTI, book a free secure video consultation with one of our pharmacists today.

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What are the symptoms of UTIs in women?

  • Urgently needing to pee more often than normal
  • A burning feeling when peeing
  • Urine that looks cloudy
  • Urine that looks red or pink (which may be a sign of blood)
  • Pain in the lower tummy, pelvis, or in your back
  • A low temperature
  • Feeling shivery and generally unwell

In older people, symptoms of a UTI may also include:

  • Changes in usual behaviour – confusion, anxiety, or agitation
  • Incontinence
  • Shivering or shaking

How do I treat a UTI?

Treatment at home

  • Taking painkillers may ease your symptoms
  • Drinking lots of fluids (water is best!)
  • Avoiding sex
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How our pharmacists can help

  • Our pharmacists can advise on any painkillers to take
  • They can also prescribe antibiotics and get them delivered straight to your door.

If you think you might have a UTI, book a free secure video consultation with one of our friendly pharmacists. We can work around your schedule. And we’ll issue and deliver any prescriptions straight to your door within 24 hours (nationwide), or same day (London).

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