Lower urinary tract infections (often called a UTI) are very common, especially in women. 

Urinary tract infections are often painful infections of any part of your urinary system – your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.

If you're a woman, your chance of getting a urinary tract infection (or UTI) is high. Your lifetime risk of getting one is as high as 50%, with many women having repeat infections, sometimes for years on end. 

We're here to show you how to handle UTIs, whether you're experiencing your first or fifth infection, and how to make it less likely you'll get one in the first place.

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