What is a UTI?
an infection of one or more structures in the urinary system. The condition is more common in women than in men. UTI may be asymptomatic but is usually characterized by urinary frequency, burning pain with voiding, and, if the infection is severe, visible blood and pus in the urine. Diagnosis of the cause and location of the infection is made by microscopic examination and bacteriologic culture of a urine specimen. Teaching the patient about increased fluid intake, frequent voiding, and good perineal hygiene is also helpful.