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Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

An uncomplicated urinary tract infection ( UTI ) is a bladder infection ( cystitis ) or kidney infection ( pyelonephritis ) that is not caused by a structural problem, obstruction within the urinary tract (such as a kidney stone or an enlarged prostate ), or other medical condition that affects kidney and bladder function, such as diabetes . Uncomplicated UTIs primarily affect young and middle-aged women before menopause.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
Last Revised May 16, 2011

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