Any Difference between UTI And Bladder Infection?

Q:
Is there any difference between UTI and bladder infection?

A:
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra.

Most UTIs are bladder infections. Symptoms include:

  • Pain or burning during urination
  • The urge to urinate often
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Urine that is cloudy or foul-smelling
  • Some people may have no symptoms

Bladder infections are usually not serious if treated promptly. But if the infection spreads to the kidneys, it can cause more serious illness.

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