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8 Signs You Have Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Are you having that burning sensation while urinating or having a persistent urge to urinate? Then you need to get it checked immediately; this might be a sign that you are suffering from Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).

The number of UTI cases is on the rise and the risk of developing UTI is more common among women, as per experts. It is now becoming one of the most common forms of infection, especially among women.

Also Read: Home Remedies For UTI

This infection occurs in your urinary tract system which mainly comprises of the urethra, bladder and the kidney. It is that part of the body which removes the waste and excess water from our body.

So how does one get infected with UTI? The infection is generally caused by microbes such as bacteria. When the urinary tract fails to fight against these microbes, it leads to infection.

Also Read: Common Causes Of UTI

The infection can cause mild to severe pain. If not taken care of on time then it might be dangerous causing severe damage to the kidney as well.

Hence you need to check out for these signs and symptoms of UTI, so that you can prevent it when it is still at its nascent stage.

Take a look at these signs of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).


1. Frequent Urination Urge:

UTI is caused due to bacterial infection; it is caused when bacteria enter the bladder through the urethra. This is more common among women as their urethra is shorter and bacteria infect the urinary tract more quickly than in men. Also the amount of urine will be less.


2. Burning Sensation While Urinating:

When the bacteria enter the urinary tract it causes inflammation; this is why it causes a burning sensation while you urinate.


3. Slight Blood In The Urine:

When you are infected with UTI, you could also witness a slight reddish urine or blood in the urine. When the bladder gets infected with the urine you tend to get blood in the urine.


4. Cloudy Urine:

Generally the urine is clear, but due to the infection caused by microbes, it makes the urine cloudy. This is one of the common signs of UTI. As soon as you identify it, get it treated before it gets delayed.


5. Smell In The Urine:

The bacteria which cause the UTI give the urine that foul smell. So one needs to check instantly, if one has this symptom.


6. Nausea And Vomiting:

Nausea and vomiting are one of the most common symptoms of UTI. When the bacterial infection spreads to the kidneys, it causes nausea and vomiting.


7. Muscle Aches:

As the bacteria infect the urinary tract it causes muscle pain. For that matter any form of infection causes joint and muscle pain as your immune system tries to fight back these microbes.


8. Abdominal Pain:

When the microbes affect the bladder, it causes light to severe abdominal pain. We tend to ignore it thinking it is some common pain, but this might be one of the symptoms of UTI. Hence we should not ignore any abdominal pain.

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Story first published: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 13:30 [IST]
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