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OverviewFemale urinary systemOpen pop-up dialog box
Male urinary systemOpen pop-up dialog boxA urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — yourkidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract —the bladder and the urethra.
Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. Infection limited to yourbladder can be painful and annoying. However, serious consequences can occur ifa UTI spreads to your kidneys.Doctors typically treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics. But you can take steps toreduce your chances of getting a UTI in the first place.Products & ServicesBook: Mayo Clinic Book of Home RemediesShow more products from Mayo ClinicSymptomsUrinary tract infections don't always cause signs and symptoms, but when theydo they may include:oA strong, persistent urge to urinateoA burning sensation when urinatingoPassing frequent, small amounts of urineoUrine that appears cloudyoUrine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — a sign of bloodin the urineoStrong-smelling urineoPelvic pain, in women — especially in the center of the pelvis andaround the area of the pubic boneUTIs may be overlooked or mistaken for other conditions in older adults.Types of urinary tract infectionEach type of UTI may result in more-specific signs and symptoms, depending onwhich part of your urinary tract is infected.
Part of urinary tract affectedSigns and symptomsKidneys (acute pyelonephritis)oBack pain or side (flank)painoHigh feveroShaking and chillsoNauseaoVomitingBladder (cystitis)oPelvic pressureoLower abdomen discomfortoFrequent, painful urinationoBlood in urineUrethra (urethritis)oBurning with urinationoDischargeWhen to see a doctorContact your doctor if you have signs and symptoms of a UTI.

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