Urinary Tract Infections

A urinary tract infection is a common infection of the urinary system, which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Infections occur more often in women than in men and can cause intense pain, burning with urination, blood in the urine, back pain and fever.

It is important for patients to seek proper treatment for this condition, as an untreated infection can cause permanent damage to the kidneys. Urinary tract infections are usually treated with antibiotics.

Kidney stones may develop as a result of an imbalance in the composition of urine, causing crystallized stones to form that can be extremely painful. No treatment is usually needed for this condition, as the stone will pass on its own after patients drink plenty of water.