Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

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Mental Health Care – Text Version

What are urinary tract infections (UTIs)?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by an infection in the body system that helps you to wee.

This can be in the bladder, urethra or kidneys.

Signs of a urinary tract infection are:

  • needing to wee quickly and more often than usual
  • pain or a burning feeling when weeing
  • blood in your wee
  • smelly or cloudy wee
  • pain in your lower tummy
  • feeling tired and unwell

What to do if you have any of these signs?

  • Contact your GP as soon as possible.
  • You may need antibiotics.

How to stop getting UTIs?

  • Drink at least 8 drinks a day. Water is the best drink to have.
  • Shower often and wear loose cotton underwear.
  • Wee when you need to and empty your bladder fully when doing a wee.


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