Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are common infections that can affect your kidneys, bladder and the tubes that are connected to them. They can be painful and uncomfortable but usually pass within a few days when treated.
Anyone can get a UTI, but they're particularly common in women. Some women experience them regularly (called recurrent UTIs).
Needing to wee more often than usual or suddenly
Pain or a burning sensation when weeing
Urine that smells different
Urine that looks cloudy or contains blood
Pain in your lower tummy
Feeling tired and unwell
Changes in behaviour such as severe confusion or agitation (in older people)
A high temperature of 37.5C or above
Holding in wee because it stings
It’s easy to treat a UTI with a course of antibiotics. Once treatment has started, you should see an improvement within 2-5 days.
There can be serious consequences if UTIs are left untreated.