A urinary tract infection is an infection that occurs anywhere in the urinary system: the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Most infections occur in the lower urinary tract (the bladder and urethra).
Women are more likely to get a urinary infection than men. Infection that is limited to the bladder can be painful and bothersome. However, it can have serious consequences if the urinary tract infection spreads to the kidneys.
Doctors usually treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics. But you can take steps to reduce your chances of getting a urinary tract infection in the first place.
Attention of urinary tract infections in Hispanic Clinics
Urinary tract infections don’t always cause signs and symptoms, but when they do, they can include:
-Impressive and constant need to urinate
-Burning sensation when urinating
– Frequent urination in small amounts
– Cloudy-looking urine
-Red, bright pink or brownish urine (a sign of blood in the urine)
-Urine with strong odor
-Pelvic pain in women, especially in the center of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone
-In older adults, UTIs may be overlooked or mistaken for other conditions