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Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Other conditions that may cause symptoms similar to those of urinary tract infections include:

  • Vaginal infections caused by yeast or herpes.
  • Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome).
  • Lack of blood flow to the kidney (renal infarction).
  • Kidney stones.
  • Sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis.
  • A pouch in the wall of the urethra (urethral diverticulum).
  • Narrowing of the urethra.
  • Bulging or sagging of the bladder into the vagina (cystocele).
  • Infection of the female reproductive tract (pelvic inflammatory disease).
  • Cancer of the kidneys or bladder.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
Last Revised May 16, 2011

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: May 16, 2011
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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