Urinary tract infections are very common in the world today especially among the age group of young people who are sexually active or in the age group of elderly people majorly in the post-menopausal women or other people who are at risk of kidney diseases like diabetes and people who are on medicines related to kidney disease. All these people have relatively increase in incidence of urinary tract infections (UTI).
Urinary tract infection involves infection either in the upper urinary tract including the kidney or the ureter or the lower urinary tract which are more common including the bladder and the urethra.
First and the most common sign is the burning in urination. Any person who is having burning while urinating or dysuria should immediately get his/her urine routine and culture done to evaluate the cause of the burning. This is the most common type and varies with people. Some people have mild burning sensation while other have severe pain and finds difficulty in urinating or not able to urinate at all. But all burning is not the cause of UTI so to confirm the person should go for urine routine and culture test. Urine routine should show greater than 5 pussels per high power field.
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Second symptom is the increase in number of times of urinating. The person has to go many times in a day including the night till the UTI is treated. Other Urinary tract infection symptoms include:
- Pain in the abdomen or pelvic area
- Pressure in the lower pelvis
- Abnormal urine colour (cloudy urine) and foul smell
Other symptoms that may be associated with a urinary tract infection include:
- Pain during sex
- Penis pain.
- Flank (side of the body) pain or lower back pain.
- Fever (temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit) and chills.
- Mental changes or confusion.
If you are facing any of the following symptoms then you should go and get your urine routine and culture done to be sure of what exactly is the cause of the symptom that you are facing.
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