What are the common symptoms of urinary tract infections?
UTI symptoms often depend on the part of the urinary tract that is infected. In most cases, lower tract urinary tract infections affect the bladder and the urethra. The signs of a lower tract UTI include: • Pain while passing urine • Bloody urine • Pelvic pain in women • Greater frequency of urination with passage of small amount of urine • Feeling of urgency to urinate • Burning sensation during urination • Rectal pain in men • Urine that resembles tea or cola • Urine with a strong odor • Cloudy urine The kidneys get affected by upper tract UTIs. These diseases are often life-threatening, especially when bacteria moves from the affected kidney into the bloodstream. The condition – which is known as urosepsis – may lead to dangerously low blood pressure, shock, and death. The common symptoms of upper tract urinary tract infections include: • Fever • Nausea • Chills • Vomiting • Tenderness and pain in the upper sides and back The symptoms of UTI in men resemble those in females. But lower tract infections sometimes cause rectal pain apart from the symptoms of kidney infection shared by both women and men. Pelvic pain is often experienced by women who have a lower UTI. This occurs alongside the other usual symptoms. Upper UTI infection symptoms are common in both men and women.
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