One of the most common infections in adult women is urinary tract infections. Although it can also affect men, it is more common in women. This is because the urethra is shorter in women than in men and this makes it easier for bacteria to enter and reach the bladder. It is a urinary tract infection and can affect the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. If left untreated, it can spread to the bloodstream and endanger life. Exposure to bacteria, fungi and viruses are the causes. Symptoms may include a burning sensation when urinating, dark colored urine, pelvic pain, frequent urination and a feeling of not emptying the bladder completely and a strong smell of urine. If you have urinary tract infections, your doctor will prescribe an antibiotic treatment. Low doses of antibiotics may be recommended for a longer period to avoid any possibility of recurrence. While it is essential that you visit a doctor if you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, you can also try some simple home remedies for relief.