A urinary tract infection is an infection in any part of the urinary system, the kidneys, bladder, or urethra.
Urinary tract infections are more common in women than men and some women tend to get them more often than others. Treatment of UTIs depends on the cause. In most cases, the cause is bacteria. UTIs caused by bacteria are treated with antibiotics. Urinary Tract Infection clinical trials, like those at CNS Healthcare, can help you explore new options. Interested in trying a new urinary tract infection treatment at no cost? Find out more about enrolling urinary tract infection clinical trials available by selecting one of the below locations near you. Use the form on the page to schedule a free, in-office consultation to find out if a urinary tract infection trial is right for you.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection from microbes. These are organisms that are too small to be seen without a microscope. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria, but some are caused by fungi and in rare cases by viruses. UTIs are among the most common infections in humans.
A UTI can happen anywhere in your urinary tract. Your urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Most UTIs only involve the urethra and bladder, in the lower tract. However, UTIs can involve the ureters and kidneys, in the upper tract. Although upper tract UTIs are more rare than lower tract UTIs, they’re also usually more severe.
Pain or burning when you urinate
Fever, tiredness, or shakiness
An urge to urinate often
Pressure in your lower belly
Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy or reddish
Pain in your back or side below the ribs