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Burning when you urinate?

You could have a UTI

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common infection for women of all ages. A UTI is caused by bacteria getting inside your bladder, usually through your urethra (the opening where your urine comes out). Females have shorter urethras than males do, so it is easier for bacteria to get inside and cause infections.

Anyone can have a UTI. But it’s most common in young women who are having sex or pregnant women.

You may notice:

If you have any of these signs, go to the clinic.

UTIs are very common and easily treated. But you will need to take medicine from the clinic to clear them up. You will usually be given antibiotics to take for a few days. If you don’t, the infection can get worse.


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