Symptoms of a
urinary tract infection (UTI) may include:
- Pain or burning when you
- An urge to urinate frequently but usually passing only
small amounts of urine.
in the lower belly.
- Urine that looks cloudy, is pink or red, or smells bad.
- Pain in the flank, which is felt just below the rib cage and above the waist on one or both sides of the back.
- Fever and
- Nausea and vomiting.
Some people have bacteria in their urinary tract without
having any symptoms. This is called
Asymptomatic bacteriuria may lead to infections that cause symptoms, but in
many cases it does not. It usually goes away without treatment.
other conditions, such as vaginal infections or irritable bladder, cause
symptoms similar to those of a UTI. Your doctor may evaluate your health for
one or more of these if you have urinary symptoms, depending on your medical
history and how well you respond to treatment for a UTI.