UTI Re-education: The answers to all your burning (pee) questions

Updated: Oct 4, 2019

By Dr. Dana Rice

You have a tingly sensation on the tip of your bits. And the weird urge to pee — despite having just gone — discomfort and burn from the few pathetic drops you do release (even though you SWORE you actually had to go this time). You zip up your pants and wait for the stinging and itching and throbbing to subside for minutes that feel like a lifetime, and you realize— you’ve got a UTI.

Urinary Tract Infections, or UTIs, are extremely common afflictions that affect people of all genders. It’s a burning, itching, painful fact of life that unites people of all genders. We’ve all had our run-ins with UTIs (if you haven’t — I hate you), but do we really understand them? We asked Dr. Dana Rice, founder of UTI tracker, our ~burning~ questions.

What causes a UTI?

A urinary tract infection by definition is caused by