What Are the Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections?
The symptoms of urinary tract infections include:
Pain or burning during urination
Abdominal pain in the area over the bladder (above the pubic bone)
A need to urinate immediately, as soon as any urine collects in the bladder
Need to urinate frequently
Passage of small amounts of urine at a time
Need to get up from sleep to urinate
Low back or flank pain
Pain behind the scrotum
Painful ejaculation or, rarely, bloody semen
Symptoms such as fever or chills or nausea suggest the presence of a more serious infection, such as a kidney infection, and should receive immediate medical attention. Pregnant women may not have any symptoms of infection, so their urine should be checked during their regular prenatal doctor visits.
Can a glass of cranberry juice a day keep the urologist away? You might have heard that cranberries help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), but are these berries really as medicinal as they are tart and tasty?
There is some science behind the claims that cranberries can protect against urinary tract infections, especially in women who are prone to getting UTIs. Yet the benefit for other groups of people isn't as clear. Plus, there are no real recommendations on how much cranberry juice you'd...