About Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections occur when bacteria gets into your urethra and makes its way to your bladder. If you get an infection, you may experience pain or burning when you urinate, have to urinate more often than usual and see or smell changes in your urine. About 40 percent of women and 12 percent of men will get a urinary tract infection at some point in their lifetime.


Usually, oral antibiotics will clear up a simple urinary tract infection. If your infection is advanced, you may need an injection of antibiotics as well. Recurring infections can be a sign of a more serious condition and untreated infections can cause severe problems, so it is important to see your doctor if you have any symptoms of an infection.