UTI and Bladder Infections are bacterial infections affecting the human urinary system. The complete form of UTI is Urinary Tract Infection, which may occur in any part of the kidney, ureters, Urethra, and many other factors.
Bladder Infection is called Cystitis, a type of UTI affecting the bladder. In addition, UTI is caused by bacteria, and other factors such as fungi and viruses, whereas Bladder Infection is caused by bacteria entering the bladder through the Urethra. Let us discuss the main differences between UTI and Bladder Infection in detail.
What is UTI?
The abbreviation of UTI is Urinary Tract Infection; a bacterial infection is found in any part of the urinary system, such as in the kidney, bladder, and ureters. Bacteria cause it, and is primarily found in women compared to men.
In addition, the symptoms of UTI depend upon the seriousness of the infection. It is treated with antibiotics, and drinks a small amount of water and other liquids to help recovery. Some prevention of UTIs is avoiding irritating substances such as harsh soap, bubble baths, and drinking little water.
- Strong-smelling urine
- Pain during urination
- Urgent need to urinate
What is Bladder Infection?
Bladder Infection is called Cystitis, the type of UTI affecting the bladder. This disease causes bacteria that enter the bladder through the Urethra, the tube that carries urine from our body. In addition, women are more vulnerable to this disease than men due to the short Urethra.
Bladder Infection is treated with antibiotics which clear the infection in a few days. Drinking many water and other liquids can expel bacteria from the urinary system. Moreover, patients can get medical attention if they have a bladder infection. If the patient can not take this disease seriously, they can face many complications.
- Body pain
- Burning urination
- Loss of control over urination
- Abdominal pain
- Thick urine
- UTI may occur in any part of the urinary system, such as in the kidney, Urethra, while Bladder Infection may affect the bladder.
- The symptoms of bladder infection are pain during urination, frequent urination, and lower abdominal pain, whereas the symptoms of UTI are fever, nausea, and others.
- Bacteria and other factors, such as fungi and viruses, cause UTIs. On the other hand, Bladder Infection is caused by bacteria that enter the bladder through the Urethra.
- UTI can be more complex and take longer to recover than the BI.
- The diagnosis of Bladder Infection may depend upon urinalysis and symptoms. On the other hand, diagnosis of UTI may demand additional testing, such as urine culture.
|Affects urinal parts||All parts||Only Bladder|
|Diagnosis||Urine Culture test||Urinalysis|
After this discussion, we can say that UTI and BI differ. Both these diseases are caused by various reasons and have other effects.