The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Infections of the urinary tract (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body. The following symptoms are common in urinary conditions:

  • Pain or burning when you use the bathroom
  • Fever, tiredness or shakiness
  • An urge to use the bathroom often
  • Pressure in your lower belly
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy or reddish

The Facts:

  • The bladder can hold up to 16 ounces (2 cups) of urine comfortably for 2 to 5 hours.
  • Women get urinary tract infections (UTIs) more often than men.
  • Your urinary system filters waste and extra fluid from your blood.
  • Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract.
  • Most kidney stones pass out of the body without any intervention by a physician.
  • About 750,000 Americans have interstitial cystitis.

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