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Urinary tract infection

UTI

We specialise in diagnosing and treating urinary tract infections (UTIs)

About

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of any part of your urinary system. There are different names for infections in different parts of the body: cystitis (bladder), urethritis (urethra) and pyelonephritis (kidneys). If you've been diagnosed with a UTI, we can help.

Need to know

  • Symptoms of a urinary tract infection icon plus

    UTIs affect men, women and children; however, women are at a greater risk of developing a UTI. Symptoms of a UTI can include:

    • a sudden urge to urinate
    • an urge to urinate more often than usual
    • a painful or burning sensation when urinating
    • pain in your penis or vagina

    Older people can also feel tired or unwell. This includes experiencing agitation, confusion and changes in mood. Children may feel unwell, wet themselves or avoid urinating if it stings.

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    Your HCA UK GP will discuss your symptoms with you. They'll most likely ask you to give a urine sample, as this well help them to find out if you have a UTI. It will also help them to rule out other conditions. If you're a man, your GP may also offer to carry out a painless swab of the tip of your penis. It doesn't tend to hurt though it may feel a little uncomfortable.
  • Potential treatment options icon plus

    If your HCA UK GP thinks you have a UTI, they may prescribe antibiotics to treat it. Symptoms usually clear up after five days in adults and two days in children. If you experience a severe or recurring UTI, your GP may refer you to one of our consultant urologists.
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Our consultants

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 3131 7216
    Enquiries 020 3130 6833

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

  • The Lister Hospital Facility

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road

    London

    SW1W 8RH

    Appointments 020 7811 4000
    Enquiries 020 3131 4978

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    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

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    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London

    W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7034 8181
    Enquiries 020 3131 7962

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

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We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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