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Who usually gets bladder infections?

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Women get bladder infections much more than men do. Usually, the infections are more annoying than they are serious, and antibiotics effectively treat them. That said, these infections can travel up the ureters to the kidneys and cause more severe problems, so it’s important to treat them right away.

From: What Are Bladder Infections? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Cystitis,” “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).”

NHS: “Cystitis.”

Victoria State Government: “Cystitis.”

KidsHealth: “Urinary Tract Infections.”

Merck Manual: “Bladder Infection (Cystitis).”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 10, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Cystitis,” “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).”

NHS: “Cystitis.”

Victoria State Government: “Cystitis.”

KidsHealth: “Urinary Tract Infections.”

Merck Manual: “Bladder Infection (Cystitis).”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 10, 2019

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