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
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.
Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra. That's the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body.
Pain with urination is the main symptom of urethritis. Urethritis is commonly due to infection by bacteria. It can typically be cured with antibiotics.