Understanding Bladder Infections 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 kidneys.
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.
Jennifer Robinson, MD on March 01, 2015
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