Having a urinary tract infection, or UTI, is at best uncomfortable, but it could get bad enough to cause pain and fever. This infection can affect any part of your urinary system, including the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. The parts that are most prone to infection are the bladder and urethra.
Because their urethra is shorter than it is in men, women are more susceptible to urinary tract infections. As many as 1 in 2 women are at risk of getting it in their lifetime. Many of these may be infected repeatedly. In contrast, only 1 in 10 men are at risk of getting a UTI in their lifetime.
If you suspect that you might have a urinary tract infection, check out the following symptoms to see if you are suffering from any of them.