Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common. They can be painful and uncomfortable, but they usually pass within a few days or can be easily treated with a course of antibiotics.
UTIs are more common in women than in men. It's estimated half of all women in the UK will have a UTI at least once in their life, and 1 in 2,000 healthy men will develop one each year.
Click below to download our UTI Patient information Sheet (PIS)
Urinary tract Infection (UTI) Information Sheet
Click below to download our Young Adult Clinic (YAC) UTI Patient Information Sheet (PIS)
YAC Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Information Sheet
Children can also get UTIs, although this is less common. Read more about UTIs in children.
If you develop a UTI, you're likely to feel:
- pain or a burning sensation when urinating (doctors refer to this as dysuria)
- a need to urinate often
- pain in the lower abdomen (tummy)
Click here to find out more about UTI symptoms
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