Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur when bacteria have a chance to grow in the urethra and bladder. Like any other kind of infection, the longer it goes untreated, the more serious the complications can be. A symptomatic* UTI that goes untreated can eventually lead to kidney damage.
(*Symptomatic: with demonstrative symptoms such as fever, blood in urine, cloudy urine etc.)
Not all symptoms from the urinary tract need to be a UTI, even if it may feel like one. But if you suspect that you have a UTI, contact your doctor immediately – home cures or other remedies cannot, in most cases, eliminate the infection completely.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) usually involves a change in your voiding pattern. Signs that you may have a UTI include:
If you do get a urinary tract infection, it is easily treated. Contact your health care professional as soon as possible.