WHAT is A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection in your urinary system caused by bacteria. This type of infection most commonly occurs in the bladder and urethra, but in extreme cases can also affect your kidneys and ureters. 

UTI's can be caused by a variety of different factors including,  E. coli, sex, a sexually transmitted disease, birth control, spermicides, menopause, kidney stones, diseases that impair the immune system, and catheters.

Men and women can both get UTI's, but they are more common in women. 



To identify a UTI, keep an eye out for the following symptoms:

  • Burning when you urinate
  • A frequent urge to urinate and little comes out when you do
  • Pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen
  • Cloudy, dark, bloody, or strange-smelling urine
  • Feeling tired or shaky
  • Fever or chills

eStudySite engages in investigative clinical trials of medications treating Urinary Tract Infections. Qualified subjects participating in a trial receive study-related medical evaluations and the investigative study medication at no cost, and may be eligible to receive financial compensation for time and travel cost.

If you suffer from a Urinary Tract Infection and would like to learn more, or volunteer for a study,  please fill out the form to the right, or call us at 619-704-2750.

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