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What is the difference between UTI and Kidney Infections?

Asked by T. Lopez, Last updated: Mar 31, 2020

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Howard Reyes

Howard Reyes, Science Teacher, California

Answered Jul 04, 2019

A UTI stands for Urinary Tract Infection. It is a common occurrence to get a UTI. Many people get them. They involve your urinary system. The urinary system includes your kidneys, bladder, urethra, and ureters. Infection takes place somewhere in this urinary system.

A UTI stands for Urinary Tract Infection. It is a common occurrence to get a UTI. Many people get
They usually occur in the bladder or urethra. If you have a urinary tract infection, you will feel the need to go to the bathroom all the time. It may be painful to use the bathroom, and the urine may be different colors than normal. People can stop from getting a UTI by watching what they are eating. Since a UTI can occur in the kidneys, bladder or urethra, the most significant difference would be that a kidney infection infects only the kidneys. However, the symptoms and effects might appear to be the same.

 

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