Urinary tract symptoms

Which signs signs or symptoms do you get when you have an acute urinary tract infection? What is a urinary tract infection anyway?

What is a urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection is a collective name for various urinary tract infections. There are different types of acute urinary tract infections. You can think of:

  • Pyelonephritis.
  • Cystitis.
  • Urethra inflammation.
  • An inflammation of the prostate.
  • An infection without symptoms.

The most well known type and the type that is most prevalent is cystitis.


Cystitis is an infection which is located in the bladder whereby the bacterium contained in the urine are multiplying. The multiplication happens in the bladder. These bacteria attack the mucous membrane. Bladder infections are generally more common in women, since women have a shorter urethra than men. Later on this page are a few symptoms of a bladder infection.

Urinary tract signs and symptoms

The signs and symptoms you get when you have an acute urinary tract infection depend on the organs involved.There are many symptoms and can range from frequent urination, painful experience during urination, abdominal pain, fever, pain in the flank and a general feeling of illness.

Urinary tract infection baby or child

When a urinary tract infection occurs in an infant or small child it is often identified with the following symptoms.Often there is a lack of appetite. The infant or child grows poorly, and there are unexplainable periods of fever. In older kids incontinence and bedwetting can be an issue.

Urinary tract infection elderly

Elderly people with a urinary tract infection may experience symptoms such as confusion, fever, and incontinence.

Symptoms and signs cystitis

Cystitis does not give a pleasant feeling, the general symptoms are:

  1. You feel that you have to urinate frequently
  2. You have a burning sensation during urination
  3. Your urine has a strong odor
  4. Cloudy urine due to the blood that is mixed within the urine

Frequent urination cystitis

The most important sign whereby you can recognize that you have cystitis is the need to urinate a lot, although while urinating you only pee a few drops. It is also possible that you are nauseous from the bladder infection and therefore you may vomit. In that case consult your physician, there could be a more severe form of a urinary tract infection at issue.

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