It is very easy to worry when you have a UTI, but the truth is that they account for around 8 million visits to the doctor every year in the UK alone.
Contrary to what many people believe, UTIs are not considered to be a sexually transmitted disease – UTIs can be caused by diabetes, constipation, feminine hygiene products, kidney stones, dehydration or ‘holding it in’ for a long time when you needed to urinate.
There is certainly nothing to be embarrassed about if you have a UTI. In many cases, medication (antibiotics) will get rid of the infection within a few days.
Some types of UTIs will go away on their own, and help to deal with discomfort can be provided by over-the-counter painkillers.
Our Home UTI Test Kits contain everything you need to test for UTIs in your own home. Three test strips are provided.
Inside the box you will find:
- 1 x set of instructions
- 1 x sealed test pouch containing:
- 3 x UTI test strips
- 1 x colour comparison chart to help with analysing the test results
This test kit has been developed to help anyone with UTI-related symptoms such as pain when urinating to find out if they have an infection.
Among the other symptoms that can present themselves with a UTI are the need to urinate more frequently, sudden urges to urinate, pain low down in the stomach, feeling like you’re unable to properly empty your bladder, cloudy, foul-smelling urine and blood in the urine.
These symptoms are most commonly seen with infections of the lower urinary tract. However, infections can also affect other parts of the body that are involved with the creation of urine – these are known as upper UTIs.
In these cases, symptoms may include high temperatures and/or chills, pain in the side or back, confusion and nausea.