Some people are at greater risk of developing urinary tract infections.

These include:

Women – Nearly one in three women will have a urinary tract infection needing treatment before the age of 24.

Men with prostate problems – An enlarged prostate gland can cause the bladder to only partially empty, raising the risk of infection.

Older people – Some medications and problems with incontinence put older people in a higher risk group.

People with urinary catheters – People who are critically ill and others who can’t empty their own bladder are at risk of infection.

People with diabetes – Changes to the immune system make a person with diabetes more vulnerable to infection.

Babies – In particular, infants born with physical problems (congenital abnormalities) of the urinary system are at greater risk.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs)The symptoms
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