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UTIs and Yeast Infections: How do I Know the Difference?

By Anonymous July 29, 2014 - 6:13pm
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How can I tell the difference between a UTI and a yeast infection? 

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. A strong, persistent urge to urinate:

A burning sensation when urinating

Passing frequent, small amounts of urine

Urine that appears cloudy

Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — a sign of blood in the urine

Strong-smelling urine

Pelvic pain, in women

Rectal pain, in men. A vaginal yeast infection is a type of vaginitis, inflammation of the vagina. Characterized by vaginal irritation, intense itchiness and vaginal discharge. A vaginal yeast infection affects your vagina and the tissues at the opening to the vulva.

Here are some resources for you

 Urinary Tract Infection

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