Urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections

Find out about urinary tract infections (UTIs). You'll find reliable, independent information for consumers and health professionals about health conditions and related medicines, medical tests and treatments.

About urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common. Women have a 1-in-3 chance of developing a urinary tract infection in their lifetime. This is about 50 times more than for men. The likelihood of having had a UTI increases with age in both men and women.

The way UTIs are treated is changing. This is to avoid unnecessary antibiotic use and to minimise the risk of antibiotic resistance in the bacteria that cause UTIs.

Diagnosis and confirming the cause of your UTI is important, to ensure that your health professional selects the best treatment option for you

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For health professionals  

The development of resistance to common antibiotics and the emergence of 'superbugs' means the management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) is changing. Although most symptomatic UTIs will still require antibiotics.

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Clinical information

The information below is intended for health professionals. It uses the latest guidelines and evidence to help health professionals further understand the diagnosis and management of UTIs. It also includes resources, tools and additional information for patients and carers.

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