Urinary infections can be painful and uncomfortable. They are most common in women but can easily be treated with antibiotics.

  • Symptoms of urinary infections may include:
  • Urge to urinate frequently
  • A burning feeling when urinating
  • Pain in the lower abdomen

If you have a lower urinary tract infection you may also experience:

  • Lower back pain
  • Cloudy or discoloured urine
  • Difficulty holding in urine
  • Urine smells unpleasant

Most infections ease within a few days. If your symptoms do not improve or you develop a fever or other “flu like” symptoms you should seek medical treatment.