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What’s the most effective UTI test?

The first step to treating a UTI is testing it. Here’s everything you need to know about UTI testing — and how accurate results make all the difference.

What is vulvodynia and does it relate to UTIs?

Vulvadynia is a chronic pain disorder, localized to the opening of the vagina and the vulva. Women who have vulvodynia often complain of pain with sexual intercourse and tampon insertion. Some symptoms of vulvodynia can overlap with those of a typical UTI, such as vaginal burning, vaginal pressure, frequency, and urgency to urinate. 

How to talk to your partner about UTIs

Communication is key in any relationship, and the same goes for talking about your UTI struggles. Here’s how to chat about UTIs with your partner and what they can do to support you best.

What is an Embedded UTI?

You may be familiar with recurrent UTIs, but do you know what an embedded UTI is? Although not a medical term, an embedded UTI is from a persistent source of infection and will often come back after the use of antibiotics to reinfect the urine.

Summertime UTIs: Are we more prone to UTIs in hot weather?

Our top tips and prevention techniques to stop summer UTIs before they start — from keeping your bikini dry to upgrading your daily supplements.

My Painful Vulva: My Chronic Vulvar Pain Journey

My vaginal pain began 3 years ago, with a throbbing and burning pain originally isolated to during and after intercourse. That pain quickly escalated to every-day soreness, itchiness, and shooting pains up my vaginal walls. It took a year and a half to get a proper diagnosis.

Team 36 mg PACs or Team D-mannose?

Wondering what prevention method to take for your UTIs? So much is said about D-mannose and cranberry PACs. Board Certified Urologist Doctor Dana Rice breaks down the pros and cons of each supplement.

Q&A: I've heard that getting a UTI means I have poor hygiene practices, is this true?

Can poor hygiene practices be the cause of my UTIs? Board Certified Urologist Dr. Yana Barbalat answers this question. 

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Is being prone to UTIs hereditary?

Struggling with recurrent UTIs? It might be your genetics. Here’s how hereditary frequent UTIs work and what you can do to prevent them.

Q&A: Is it OK to use coconut oil as vaginal lube or to keep your vulva's skin soft and smelling pleasant?

Although studies on the use of coconut oil in the vaginal area are lacking, most physicians do feel that coconut oil is generally safe to use as a vaginal moisturizer, natural lubricant, and soothing agent

“UTIs Put Me In The Hospital For Days”: The Link Between Spinal Cord Injuries and UTIs

From bladder problems to catheters, here’s everything you need to know about spinal cord injuries and UTIs - including how to prevent them.

“It Felt Like a Knife Was Stabbing My Bladder”: The Reality of Chronic UTIs and MS

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Alaina’s health was still relatively stable. That is until chronic UTIs and MS bladder issues kept her bedridden for over six months. 

Stress impacting your sleep? Tips to help sleep more & stress less

Tired of stressed-out sleepless nights? Follow these tips to stay relaxed, improve your sleep, and steer clear of health issues like UTIs.

Probiotics 101: How to boost gut health and manage your UTIs

Ready to break the antibiotics cycle? Here’s how probiotics can improve your gut health and prevent urinary tract infections. Plus, the best probiotic for UTI treatment.

UTIs in Men: It’s More Common Than You Think

12% of all men will have at least one UTI in their lifetime. From causes to treatment and long-term prevention, here’s everything you need to know about UTIs in men. 

How to Manage Your Urinary Health through Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Is it a UTI or pelvic floor dysfunction? From symptoms to causes to treatment, we’re breaking down PFD and how pelvic physical therapy can help prevent UTIs.

“I Was Exceptionally Lucky”: The Real-Life Dangers of Silent UTIs

At age 74, Kathy thought she knew everything about UTIs. That was until a silent UTI resulted in her own near-death experience.

The Top 6 Non-Sex Causes of UTIs

You can get a UTI from sex, but that’s not the only way. Here are 6 of the most common causes of UTIs outside of the bedroom. 

Listen Up Ladies: 9 Things Every Woman Should Know About UTIs

About 60% of all women will experience a UTI in their life. With those odds, it’s essential to know where UTIs in women come from and how you can stop them. 

Frequent UTIs: 8 Reasons Why You Keep Getting Urinary Tract Infections

Wondering why you get more UTIs than your friends? Here’s why, plus how to prevent frequent UTIs in the long run.

Everything You Need to Know About UTIs During Menopause

Tired of battling with menopausal UTIs? From hormonal throws to bladder woes, here is everything you need to know about how to prevent UTIs during menopause. 

Break Up With Prescriptions: How To Stop UTIs Without Antibiotics

Antibiotics are a quick fix for UTIs, but they can cause serious problems long-term. Here’s everything you need to know about UTI prevention without prescriptions.

UTIs in Kids: How to Detect It, Talk About It & Treat It

What are the signs of UTIs in kids? Here’s everything you need to know about UTI symptoms in children, treatment, and - most of all - pr

Sex and UTIs: How to Master Your UTI-Free Sex Life

 Sex is one of the most common causes of urinary tract infections, especially for women. Tired of constantly getting UTIs from sex? Here are our top tips and tricks for a UTI-free sex life, backed by doctors.

When your period and UTI hits at the same time

It’s that time of the month again. Aunt Flo has come to town and along with her another unfortunate visitor, a UTI. Why is it that these two unwelcome guests tend to arrive at the same time?