A urinary traction infection (UTI) is a type of infection that affects the urinary system. The urethra, ureters, bladder, and kidneys can all be affected by a urinary tract infection (UTI). Urination problems, pain when urinating, and pain in the side or lower back are all common symptoms. Antibiotics can typically be used to treat UTIs.
What is the definition of a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that affects the urinary tract. This type of infection can affect your urethra (urethritis), kidneys (pyelonephritis), or bladder, among other things (a condition called cystitis).
Bacteria aren't usually found in urine (germs). Urine is a waste product of our kidneys' filtration system. Urine is produced when your kidneys remove waste products and excess water from your blood. Urine normally passes through your urinary system without becoming contaminated. Bacteria can, however, enter the urinary system from outside the body, causing infections and inflammation. This is an infection of the urinary tract (UTI).
What does the urinary tract entail?
Urine, one of the body's liquid waste products, is produced and stored in the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of the following sections: