A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is a term for an infection anywhere between the kidneys and the urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body. Most UTIs are bladder infections. They often cause pain or burning when you urinate. UTIs are caused by bacteria.
Urinary Tract Infection in Male Teens: Care Instructions
Urinary Tract Infections in Teens and Adults | CS Mott Children's Hospital | Michigan Medicine
Urinary tract infections UTIs happen when bacteria that enter the urinary tract through the urethra , get into urine and then grow in the bladder. UTIs are more likely in children who have bladder problems like urinary incontinence. In babies and toddlers, symptoms of urinary tract infection include fever, irritability and poor feeding. If your child has pink, red or brown urine or has a high, unexplained fever and is generally unwell, you should take your child to the GP straight away. The GP might also refer your child to a paediatrician , urologist or renal physician — that is, a doctor who specialises in kidney problems. Here are some things you can do at home to help your child avoid urinary tract infections UTIs :. Skip to content Skip to navigation.
Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Children
Jump to content. This topic is about urinary tract infections in teens and adults. For information about infections in babies and young children, see the topic Urinary Tract Infections in Children. Your urinary tract is the system that makes urine and carries it out of your body.
Jump to content. Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Most people will have some kind of urinary problem or injury in their lifetime. Urinary tract problems and injuries can range from minor to more serious.