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Lets talk about what a UTI is. A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) occurs in the urinary system, typically beginning in the bladder and urethra. The infection develops from bacteria entering the urethra and growing. People with vaginas can contract UTIs more frequently than people with penises because the urethra is shorter on people with vaginas, so bacteria can spread quickly to the bladder. Symptoms of UTIs can include:
- A strong, persistent urge to urinate
- A burning sensation when urinating
- Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
- Urine that appears cloudy
- Urine that appears bright pink or cola colored — a sign of blood in the urine
- Strong-smelling urine
UTIs can be uncomfortable and can lead to more serious infections in the kidneys, so it’s important to treat it with doctor prescribed antibiotics promptly.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you would want to contact a medical provider. At Teen Clinic, someone would need an appointment to treat a UTI.
If you want to make an appointment you can contact us at 303-442-5160