Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms

The UTI is a form of bacterial infection that affects different parts of the urinary tract such as the kidney, the bladder and the urethra. The symptoms of lower UTI differ from that of the upper UTI. This article of the urinary tract infection treatment guide will outline the urinary tract infection symptoms.

As with anything in this UTI treatment guide, please see your doctor for whatever symptoms you are experiencing.  Additionally, make sure you discuss any UTI treatment option with your doctor.

The symptoms in the lower UTI, specifically the bladder (cystitis) and urethra (urethritis) include:

  • Dysuria or painful discharge of urine with burning sensation.
  • Hesitancy or a feeling of inability to pass urine completely.
  • Cloudy mucus threads in urine
  • Urgency or a strong urge to pass urine with recurrent urination.
  • Pain and discomfort of lower abdomen.
  • Hematuria or bloody urination with foul smell.
  • All the above symptoms may be seen sometimes in the upper UTI (pyelonephritis). The urinary tract infection symptoms associated with pyelonephritis are:

    • High-grade fever with chilliness.

    • Nausea

    • Vomiting

    • Pain in backside mainly in the waist area.

    These typical symptoms are generally invisible in newborns, kids, infants and aged people. Each one shows different signs that indicate chronic urinary tract infection. Newborns often display low-grade fever, jaundice and poor intake of breast milk. Infants often show symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, poor milk intake, fever and laziness.

    In children, infection in urinary tract depicts irritability, poor food intake, uncontrolled bowel movements and variation in urine pattern. The old aged people show poor appetite, tiredness and psychological changes.

    The important fact associated with chronic urinary tract infections is that there are no visible symptoms seen in pregnant women. Therefore, a carrying mother needs to have periodic urine check up to avoid miscarriage and prenatal complications. A person with any of the UTI symptoms has to consult a doctor to properly rule out the disease.