An infection in any part of the urinary system, the kidneys, bladder or urethra.
Treatable by a medical professional
Usually self-diagnosable
Lab tests or imaging often required
Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
Urinary tract infections are more common in women. They usually occur in the bladder or urethra, but more serious infections involve the kidney.
A bladder infection may cause pelvic pain, increased urge to urinate, pain with urination and blood in the urine. A kidney infection may cause back pain, nausea, vomiting and fever.