What is a UTI?
A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection of the lower urinary tract, including the bladder and urethra.
Most UTI sufferers recover quite quickly. But not all. For some, the symptoms keep coming back. For some, they never go away.
Recurrent or relapsing UTIs
The symptoms of recurrent (long-standing) UTIs may differ; the pain can be a little less intense. But that doesn’t make it any easier to live with. Relentless pain is wearing.
Unfortunately, conventional treatment with antibiotics can lead to thrush and/or a bacterial vaginal infection. Don’t worry. We can test for them too – and treat them at the same time.
Common UTI Symptoms
It feels like no-one understands
The depth of suffering that UTIs cause is generally underestimated and misunderstood. A recurrent UTI can really reduce your quality of life.
“Having a UTI is like living with a feeling of poison under my skin and running through my veins. I can’t think clearly or concentrate on any task, however small.”
But it’s not just about the discomfort. No one else really understands what you’re going through. No one else knows what to do about it. And that’s scary.
But we understand
When you tell us there’s a problem, we’ll believe you.
Using a combination of expert clinical diagnosis and first class laboratory testing, we’ll endeavour to find the cause. We’ll liaise with hospital consultant colleagues if further investigations are required.
We will devise a unique treatment plan based on our clinical results and your medical history. Regular monitoring and follow-ups will optimise your treatment and should encourage ongoing improvements.
A UTI diagnosis need not be a life sentence
If persistent UTI symptoms are ruining your life; if repeated tests have failed to define the nature of your infection, get in touch. We’re here to help.