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What are symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

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If you have a urinary tract infection (UTI) you may have:

Your urine may be:

Men with a UTI may have:

If you have fever, chills, or nausea, it might be a more serious infection, such as a kidney infection, so call your doctor right away.

  • Pain or burning when you pee
  • Pain in your lower belly, over the bladder (above your pubic bone)
  • An urge to pee right away and often
  • Only being able to pee out small amounts of urine at a time
  • Low back pain
  • Cloudy
  • Bloody
  • Bad-smelling
  • Pain behind the scrotum
  • Painful ejaculation or, rarely, bloody semen

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

American Academy of Family Physicians.

The Urology Institute.

WomensHealth.gov: “Urinary Tract Infection Fact Sheet.”

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on June 2, 2020

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

American Academy of Family Physicians.

The Urology Institute.

WomensHealth.gov: “Urinary Tract Infection Fact Sheet.”

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on June 2, 2020

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