Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
What are they?
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are infections that develop in the lower urinary tract near the bladder and the urethra. While often extremely painful, they can be treated effectively with antibiotics. If you let it go without treatment, a UTI can spread and cause a kidney infection, which can be very serious.
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Signs and Symptoms
Most UTIs affect women and almost half of all UK-based women will experience a UTI over the course of their lives. If you are suffering from a UTI, you can expect to experience some of the following symptoms:
- Pain in your your tummy/lower abdomen
- The need to urinate more often than normal
- A burning sensation when urinating
- Pain when urinating
- Cloudy urine or blood in your urine
- Urine that smells very unpleasant
- Back pain
- High temperature (39°C or more)
With some UTIs, complications can develop. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, we recommend seeking expert medical advice.
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If you are experiencing severe levels of pain, then you may be in need of emergency medical assistance. Please go straight to A&E or dial 999 in a medical emergency.