Symptoms Commonly Associated with a Urinary Tract Infection

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A UTI infection does not occur in one specific place within the body’s urinary tract. The urinary tract begins at the opening of the urethra and goes along to the kidneys. It consists of the bladder, urethra, and ureters. A UTI can occur anywhere along there.

Because this infection can happen anywhere along the urinary tract, peoples’s symptoms can differ drastically. The most common symptoms are discomfort and burning while urinating. Most often, the infection occurs in the urethra. However, it can sometimes develop in the bladder as well.

One of the most frustrating UTI symptoms is the feeling of a constant need to urinate. Although you feel you need to urinate, you usually will not be able to go.

Some symptoms usually experienced when the infection is in the bladder are uncomfortable pressures in the pelvic region or pain in the lower abdomen. Other, more serious symptoms are blood in the urine and a painful but frequent need to urinate.

UTIs that have traveled to the kidneys will cause high fever, pain in the side or back, shaking, chills, nausea, and even vomiting. These types of infections are called pyelonephritis and should be treated by a doctor immediately as they can be extremely dangerous.

Addition UTI symptoms include cloudy urine or urine that has a bad odor. Women usually experience pain in the pelvic region, whereas men usually experience pain in the rectal area. If urine looks dark on pink, speak with your doctor immediately. This could signify a cystitis or bladder infection.

Most people can recognize symptoms of a urinary tract infection, especially women. This is because it is much more common for women to get UTIs than it is for men to get them.

Should you get urinary tract infections frequently, there is a way to prevent this infection from coming back by drinking plenty of water. This ensures all the toxins are being flushed out of your body, rather than manifesting themselves in your urinary tract.

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