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When should you call your doctor about a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

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You should call your doctor about a urinary tract infection (UTI) when:

  • You have any pain, burning, or other problems when you pee.
  • You notice blood in your urine.
  • You start to pee often and in small amounts.
  • You have to urinate very urgently.
  • You have back pain or pain in the area over your bladder.
  • You notice your urine appears cloudy or dark, or that it smells bad.
  • You get a fever or chills.

From: What Are the Symptoms of UTIs? WebMD Medical Reference

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 April 17, 2018

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 April 17, 2018

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