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A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects any part of the urinary tract, which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses that enter the urinary tract and multiply. Symptoms of a UTI can include a frequent urge to urinate, pain or burning sensation when urinating, cloudy or bloody urine, and a strong odor to the urine. Treatment for a UTI typically involves antibiotics.
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