A urinary tract infection (UTI) refers to the infection of any part of your urinary system – kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. While most UTIs involve only the lower part of your urinary system – bladder and urethra, some UTIs may involve upper part of the urinary system – ureters and kidneys.
Who gets UTIs?
Anyone can get a UTI, although some people may be more prone than the others.
Some common risk factors are, but not limited to:
- Female gender
- Sexual activity
- Certain types of birth control
- Immunosuppressed state
- Abnormal urinary anatomy