Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) can happen anywhere in the urinary system which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.
They are most often caused by bacteria that get into the bladder. UTIs are also called bladder infections. Women are more likely to get a UTI, but men can get them too. UTIs in men are usually caused by an underlying issue and often require additional follow up.
Recurrent UTIs are more common in women after menopause, and with certain underlying urologic conditions including kidney stones, diabetes, chronic catheterization, or incomplete bladder emptying.