A recurrent UTI is widely defined as more than two episodes of uncomplicated or complicated UTI in the last 6 months or more than 3 episodes in the last 12 months, documented by urine culture.
UTI can manifest as either cystitis (involving the bladder) or pyelonephritis (involving the kidneys) and may also be classified as complicated or uncomplicated.
Uncomplicated UTIs are sporadic, community acquired episodes of cystitis and pyelonephritis in otherwise healthy individuals
Complicated UTI means that there are structural or functional urinary tract abnormalities or an underlying pathology that made UTIs more common for that patient. This also means that the patient may have increased risks of infection or failure of therapy.
Please seek avice from your family doctor or specialist if you have recurrent UTIs.