A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection of the bladder and other urinary structures. Most UTIs occur in the bladder. They often cause pain or burning when you urinate. UTI is the most common bacterial infection in pregnancy. If untreated, a UTI could lead to problems such as a kidney infection or preterm labour.
Most UTIs can be cured with antibiotics. Your doctor will prescribe an antibiotic that is safe during pregnancy. Be sure to finish your medicine so that the infection does not spread to your kidneys.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: March 16, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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