Symptoms of UTIs - Urinary Tract Infections

Amanda Kauffman
Amanda Kauffman
May 29, 2022
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Symptoms of UTIs - Urinary Tract Infections

What is a Urinary Tract Infection?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of the urinary system - kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.

Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than men.

UTIs can be painful and recurring. Serious consequences can occur if a UTI spreads to the kidneys.

Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections

There are many symptoms of a urinary tract infection which include:

  • a burning feeling when you pee
  • a frequent or intense urge to pee even though little comes out when you do
  • a cloudy dark bloody or strange-smelling pee
  • feeling tired or shaky
  • fever or chills - which is a sign that the infection may have reached the kidneys
  • pain or pressure in the lower back, lower abdomen, or around the bladder

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Products that can help in the diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infections

  1. Mayo Clinic Staff, “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI),” Mayo Clinic. Accessed May 16, 2022.
  2. Jenny Stamos Kovacs, “Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs),” WebMD. Accessed May 16, 2022.
  3. NIH Staff, “Urinary Tract Infection - adults,” Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia – National Library of Medicine, NIH. Accessed May 16, 2022.
About the Author
Amanda Kauffman

Amanda Kauffman is a healthcare writer with a passion for providing accurate and useful information to readers. With a background in biology and nutrition, Amanda writes about the human body, diet, and diseases that impact humans.

She is deeply committed to empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their health, as she believes that our choices have a great impact on our health outcomes. This drives her to research and write about a wide range of topics, including preventive measures, treatments, and the latest scientific developments in healthcare.

Amanda is thrilled to be working with Diagnox, a company that shares her vision for improved healthcare delivery for all. Through her writing, she hopes to inspire and educate readers to take control of their health and make informed choices that will lead to a happier and healthier life.

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