A TestCard is a quick, accurate and reliable way to test yourself for a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) within seconds using your mobile phone. If you are worried you might have a UTI, using a TestCard early can minimise your risk of health complications. If you are worried you might have a UTI, using a TestCard will help you get answers.
You can order a TestCard or select our TestCard Bundle which includes any required medication. When you choose the TestCard bundle, you also get 20% off your TestCard.
Read on to learn more about what a TestCard is, whether this service is right for you and how to use it.
|TestCard bundle (Includes treatment)||TestCard + Treatment||£32.99|
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A TestCard is a simple test you can use at home to check if you have a UTI. It works in a similar way to other testing strips or UTI dip tests you might have used before. The difference is that TestCard uses an app on your phone to help your doctors give you a rapid and accurate diagnosis. This way you can find out quickly if you have a UTI.
Your TestCard works in the following way:
TestCard works with a variety of different mobile devices. You can check the table below to see if your device is compatible. If your device is listed here, you can download and use TestCard’s services.
|iphone||SE 2020||12||12 mini||12 Pro|
|12 Pro Max||11||11 Pro||11 Pro Max|
|6||6 S||6 Plus|
|Samsung||Galaxy S8||Galaxy S7||Galaxy A5||Galaxy S6|
|Galaxy S9+||Galaxy S10+||Galaxy S20||Galaxy S20FE|
|Galaxy S20FE 5G||Galaxy A51||Galaxy Note 10||Galaxy Note 20 5G|
|Huawei||Mate 20 Lite|
You will also need to make sure you have an up to date operating system installed on your device for TestCard to work. For the iPhone, this requires iOS 11+, and for Android, you’ll need Android 6+.
Having a UTI may feel uncomfortable, but you should not feel uncomfortable about asking for help. UTIs are relatively common: between 10-20% of women experience symptoms from a UTI at some point, though men suffer from UTIs less often.
UTIs are easy to diagnose and treat, and it is important you speak to a doctor or do a test if you are experiencing symptoms. This is because the earlier treatment starts, the smaller the chances are of complications from the infection. Most UTIs are not dangerous if treated early, but if left undiagnosed and untreated, they can cause serious health problems. For example, if a UTI is not treated, the bacteria causing the infection can spread to the kidneys resulting in long-term kidney damage. Kidney damage can increase your risk of kidney failure in the future.
If you think you have a UTI, it is a good idea to see a doctor or get a test. It is best to get tested as soon as possible after noticing symptoms to prevent any health complications. It is particularly important to get tested if your symptoms are worsening, or if after a few days your symptoms haven’t improved.
If you regularly suffer from UTIs, speak to your doctor. You should also speak to your doctor or use a TestCard if you’re a man with symptoms of a UTI, you have symptoms of a UTI after surgery, or you have already had treatment for a UTI, but your symptoms have returned.
Getting yourself tested for a UTI if you are worried is important, as early treatment reduces the risk of health problems. Leaving a UTI untreated can result in serious health complications. To find out more about the symptoms of UTIs and the possible health risks if they are left untreated, read on.
UTI is short for Urinary Tract Infection, also known as cystitis. UTIs are caused by bacteria, normally from your poo, travelling up your urethra and reaching your urinary tract. It can also be caused by normally harmless bacteria living on your skin getting into your urinary tract. This may happen when you wipe after you use the toilet, or when you are having sex.
The urinary tract is your body's system for making urine and then getting rid of it from your body. It includes your two kidneys, bladder and urethra. Your kidneys filter your blood to make urine, which is stored in the bladder until you need to urinate. When you urinate, the urine travels down your urethra and exits your body: your urethra is the tube that carries the urine out of your body. A UTI can affect any part of your urinary tract, depending on how far up the bacteria has travelled. If your bladder becomes infected it is known as cystitis; if your urethra is infected you have urethritis; if your kidneys become infected, it is known as a kidney infection or pyelonephritis.
Both men and women can get UTIs, but UTIs are more common in women because of the way the bacteria enters the urinary tract. Women have shorter urethras than men, so the bacteria has to travel less distance to the urinary tract to cause an infection. This makes women more prone to UTIs than men.
Cystitis is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI), although it can be caused by having an STI. However, much like an STI, you can pass on the bacteria that causes UTIs to your partner when you are having sex. You do not need to tell your previous sexual partners if you do have a UTI, but you should avoid sex until your treatment has ended. This is because having sex with a UTI can cause you pain and discomfort.
If you test positive for a UTI, there are a few different treatment options you can choose from. When deciding, you should carefully consider which treatment will be best for you, and talk to your doctor before beginning treatment. Which treatment is best for you depends on whether you have had a UTI before, how bad your UTI is, what caused it, and whether you are pregnant.
You can use certain medications, products or methods to help manage the symptoms of cystitis you might be experiencing. Some examples are:
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