UTI Symptoms What to Look For and How To Prevent It

UTI Symptoms: What to Look For and How To Prevent It

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common, yet often overlooked, health issues that can cause serious discomfort and lead to more severe health complications if left untreated.

UTI symptoms can vary depending on the person but may include abdominal or pelvic pain, frequent urination with a burning sensation, cloudy or bloody urine, and occasional cramping. In some cases, UTIs have no visible signs or symptoms such as fever or fatigue.

It is important to be aware of all potential UTI signs so you can seek medical attention promptly to prevent further damage and reduce your risk of recurring UTIs. This article will discuss common UTI symptoms as well as treatment options.

What is a UTI?

A UTI is an infection of the urinary tract, which consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are caused by microbes such as bacteria or fungi that can enter the body through the urethra or from contaminated food or drinks. UTIs can vary in severity from mild infection to more serious cases involving the kidneys.

Common UTI Symptoms

  • Painful or burning sensation when urinating
  • Difficulty or an urgency to urinate
  • Urine that appears cloudy, bloody, or foul-smelling
  • Pain in the lower abdomen or pelvic area
  • Fatigue
  • Fever

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