A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of the urinary system - kidneys, ureters, badder and urethra. Most infection involve the lower urinary tract - the bladder and the urethra.
Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than men. Infection limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. However, serious consequences can occur if a UTI spreads to your kidneys.
Some symptoms include needing to urinate more often and urgently, if only a few drops, buring pain or a 'scalding' sensation when urinating, a feeling that the bladder is still full after urinating, pain above the pubic bone and more seriously blood in the urine.