The term, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), generally refers to a bladder infection.
Symptoms of a UTI are usually burning or pain with urination, as well as frequency, urgency, and sometimes blood in the urine.
A UTI is often treated with only 3 days of antibiotics or less.
Incontinence (urine leakage) is a symptom with various underlying causes.
For correct treatment, see a urologist who can determine the underlying cause of the incontinence.
Incontinence is not a normal part of aging, but age may predispose people to factors that may cause it.
Surgery is not the only treatment for incontinence- in fact, usually this is not indicated. Most often, medication, exercises, or seeing a physical therapist who treats pelvic floor dysfunction can relieve the sysmtoms.
National Association for Continence
www.nafc.org– This is another useful urological website for consumers containing information specifically on incontinence (urine leakage).
Urology Care Foundation
I would like to recommend this website, http://www.urologycarefoundation.org, created for patients by the American Urological Association, which contains much information about various urological symptoms, conditions, and treatments.