The urinary tract
The urinary tract can become infected, usually by bacteria entering the urethra. Learn more about the symptoms of an infection and get self care tips here.
It is quite common for people to get infections in the urinary tract. Learn here about the main symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and cystitis.
Urinary tract infection (UTI)
A UTI is caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract, leading to an infection in the bladder, urethra, ureters (urine tubes) or kidneys.
Urinary problems self care
Trusted information about self care suggestions for urinary problems can be found on this page.
Trusted information about cystitis, including signs, symptoms, treatments and self-care options, plus when to seek medical attention.
Learn about catheter problems, how to look after yourself if the catheter has fallen out, is leaking or not draining, and general catheter care.
When you have urinary retention, it feels as though your bladder is full but you are unable to pass urine. If this condition come on suddenly, it is recommended you seek urgent medical attention. Learn more about urinary retention here.
If you have urinary incontinence (trouble controlling your bladder), a simple lifestyle change or treatment may be all that’s needed to cure or improve it, or to help you manage the condition. Learn more here.
Trusted information about urogenital defects from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on screening tests and cosmetic surgery.
Incontinence and dementia
There are many ways to help with managing incontinence in a person with dementia.