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Urinary Tract Infection

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Signs and Symptoms

Although UTI symptoms vary, many people will experience:

  • More frequent urge to urinate or waking up at night to urinate, often with only a small amount of urine released
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Cloudy, strong-smelling urine
  • Pelvic pain

Those with UTIs may also have pressure in the lower abdomen and small amounts of blood in the urine. If the UTI is more severe and/or has spread into the kidneys, it may cause flank pain, high fever, shaking, chills, nausea or vomiting. Fevers are also seen when the infection spreads into the blood (septicemia, which can lead to sepsis).

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