Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
|The Female Urinary System|
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- Increased frequency of urination
- Feeling of urgency to urinate
- Burning or pain while urinating
- Itching in the genital area
- Urinating only small amounts of urine at a time
- Pain over the area of the bladder (the pubic area or lower abdomen) or in the lower back
- Pain along the sides under the ribs (back and flank pain)
- Blood in the urine, or on the tissue after wiping following urination in women
- Cloudy looking urine, possibly with pus
- Unpleasant smell to urine
- New onset of incontinence (inability to hold the urine during the day or night)
- Fever, chills
- Severe pain in the lower back
- Difficulty feeding
- Loose stools, diarrhea
- Nausea, vomiting
- Slow weight gain ( failure-to-thrive )
American Foundation for Urologic Disease. Urinary tract infections in adults. American Urological Association Foundation website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/ . Accessed July 31, 2010.
Griffith’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult. 2001 ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2001.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Urinary tract infections in adults. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/utiadult/ . Published December 2005. Accessed July 31, 2010.
- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/17/2014 -
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