E. coli is the most common bacteria causing UTI's. It normally lives in your colon, and most strains are beneficial within the colon. But contamination of the urinary tract can occur pretty easily, especially for women. Most forms are fairly mild, but it may take several courses of antibiotics to clear them up because bacteria in general are becoming more and more resistant to antibiotics.
Hospitalization would be needed if you had to have IV drugs instead of oral, and hopefully this won't happen. If you are unlucky enough to have one of the nastier strains of e. coli you might need an IV for a few days.
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