Urinary tract infections (UTIs)Overview


A urinary tract infection is an infection of your bladder, kidneys or the tubes connected to them.


Symptoms of a urinary tract infection include a sudden need to pee and pain or a burning sensation when peeing.


You can usually treat a urinary tract infection with things like painkillers and drinking plenty of fluids. A GP may prescribe antibiotics.


Urinary tract infections are usually caused by bacteria from poo entering the urinary tract.

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