Urinary infection covers the infection in any part of the urinary system including kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most urinary infections involve the bladder and the urethra. Infection of the bladder can be very painful and makes it difficult to pass urine and the infection may spread to kidneys.
Urinary infection is caused by bacteria and other microorganisms and is one of the most common types of infection.
The urinary tract filters blood and eliminates the waste. The following are the important parts of the urinary tract.
Symptoms of Urinary infection:
Initial stages of urinary infection or mild infections do not present with any signs or symptoms. The following symptoms may be seen if the severity of the infection has increased.
Types of urinary infection:
Based on the location of the infection, there are three types of urinary infection.
Complications of urinary infection:
Urinary tract infections need to be treated promptly and fully. If left untreated, the infections recur and lead to other complications.