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    Understanding Bladder Infections

    Understanding Bladder Infections -- Symptoms

    What Are the Symptoms of a Bladder Infection?

    Symptoms of bladder infections may include:

    • A burning sensation when urinating; this is the most common sign of a bladder infection.
    • Frequent urge to urinate.
    • Passing only small amounts of urine at a time despite the urge to urinate.
    • Urine that is cloudy or bloody with a strong, foul odor.
    • Bladder spasm.
    • In the elderly, lethargy and/or mental confusion; these may be signs of a more serious urinary tract infection.
    • A fever or chills; this may mean the infection has gone into the kidneys.

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on March 01, 2015
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