Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate a Urinary Tract Infection
-- The urinary tract includes the kidneys, bladder, urethra and ureters -- parts of the body that create, store and remove urine. A bacterial infection of the urinary tract is common.
The National Women's Health Information Center says a urinary tract infection (UTI) may have these warning signs and should be evaluated by a doctor without delay:
- A painful or stinging sensation during urination.
- Feeling like you need to urinate frequently, but with little urine output.
- A sensation of pressure in the lower abdominal area.
- A bad odor or unusual appearance to urine, including a cloudy or reddish appearance.
- Fatigue, fever or shakiness.
Posted: March 2010