Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Urinary tract infections or UTIs are very common in adults, although children can also be affected to a lesser extent. Most UTIs develop in the lower urinary tract near the bladder and the urethra. While often extremely painful, they can often be treated effectively with antibiotics, for which you will need to see a doctor. Do be aware of the possibility of a UTI spreading to your kidneys, which can be very serious.


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 suffer from some of the following symptoms:

  • Pain your your tummy/lower abdomen
  • The need to urinate more often than normal
  • Burning sensation when urinating.
  • Pain when urinating
  • Cloudy urine or blood in urine
  • Urine that smells very unpleasant
  • Back pain
  • High temperature (39°C or more)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

See a Doctor

With some UTIs, complications can often 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.