The kidneys, ureters, bladder and the urethra together form the Urinary Tract. Thus, an infection which affects one or more of these body parts which constitute the urinary tract, is known as a urinary tract infection (UTI). Known to be one of the most common type of infections, its symptoms include a sense of discomfort while urinating, the persistent need to urinate even when the bladder is not full, pain in the lower abdominal area, dark and smelly urine and in extreme cases fatigue and fever followed by chills. An effective cure for this condition is antibiotics, but certain steps should also be taken to prevent the infection.
HOW IS URINARY TRACT INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
Having sex may introduce some bacteria into the urinary tract leading to an infection.