Understanding Bladder Infections -- Symptoms
What Are the Symptoms of a Bladder Infection?
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
Understanding Bladder Infections
Call Your Doctor If:
You have symptoms of a bladder infection.
Symptoms return after you have finished treatment.
Painful urination is accompanied by vomiting, fever, chills, bloody urine, or abdominal or back pain. This may mean potentially life-threatening kidney disease, a prostate infection, a bladder or kidney tumor, or a urinary tract stone. Seek medical help immediately. The burning is accompanied by a discharge from the
vagina or penis. This may be a sign of a sexually transmitted disease, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), or other serious infections. See your doctor without delay. You experience any persistent pain or difficulty with urination. This may also be a sign of a
sexually transmitted disease, a vaginal infection, a kidney stone, enlargement of the prostate, or a bladder or prostate tumor. See your doctor right away.