Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms

For bladder infections

  • Frequent urination along with the feeling of having to urinate even though there may be very little urine to pass.
  • Nocturia: Need to urinate during the night.
  • Urethritis: Discomfort, irritation or pain at the urethral meatus or a burning sensation throughout the urethra with urination (dysuria).
  • Pain in the midline suprapubic region.
  • Pyuria: Pus in the urine or discharge from the urethra.
  • Hematuria: Blood in urine (not always seen to the naked eye, but often revealed during urine tests).
  • Pyrexia: Mild fever
  • Cloudy and foul-smelling urine
  • Increased confusion and associated falls are common presentations to Emergency Departments for elderly patients with UTI.
  • Some urinary tract infections are asymptomatic.

For kidney infection

  • All of the above symptoms.
  • Emesis: Vomiting is common.
  • Back, side (flank) or groin pain.
  • Abdominal pain or pressure.
  • Shaking chills and high spiking fever.
  • Night sweats.
  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Excessive thirst.

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