Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common. They usually pass within a few days or can be easily treated with a course of antibiotics.
UTIs are more common in women than in men. It's estimated that half of all women in the UK will have a UTI at least once in their life. Children can also get them although this is less common.
UTI symptoms can be mild and pass within a few days. However, the doctor can provide advice and treatment if you are finding your symptoms uncomfortable.