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Urinary tract infections are caused by microbes such as bacteria overcoming the body’sdefences in the urinary tract. They can affect the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that runbetween them.They are one of the most common types of infection and account for around 8.1 millionTrusted Source visits to a doctor every year.The urinary tract can be divided into the upper urinary tract and the lower urinary tract. Theupper urinary tract consists of the kidneys and the ureters, and the lower urinary tract consistsof the bladder and the urethra.Fast facts on urinary tract infectionsWomen have a lifetime risk of over 50 percent of developing a urinary tract infection (UTI).Common symptoms include a strong, frequent urge to urinate and a painful and burningsensation when urinating.A UTI is usually diagnosed based on symptoms and testing of a urine sample.UTIs can be cured with 2 to 3 days of treatment.Cranberry extracts do not treat UTIs but may help reduce the risk of recurrent UTI.CausesMany people will experience UTIs in their lifetime.The vast majority of urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by the bacterium Escherichiacoli (E. coli), usually found in the digestive system. Chlamydia and mycoplasma bacteria caninfect the urethra but not the bladder.UTIs are given different names depending on where they occur. For example:
A bladder infection is called cystitis.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Dr Kariuki
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urinary tract infection

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