Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections
August 6, 2015 beninguide 0 Comments
There are several things that can cause blood to appear in your urine. One of the most likely causes is a urinary tract infection, or UTI. Most of the time, approximately 85% of the time in fact both lower and upper UTI’s are caused by the same type of bacteria, called Escherichia coli aka E. Coli. There are many variants of this bacterium.
The symptoms of urinary tract infection are generally hard to miss. They are:
- A burning sensation when you urinate.
- The intense and frequent urge to urinate, even if there is hardly any urine that you pass.
- Urine that is foul smelling and cloudy. There will most likely also be blood in urine.
- There may also be fever and chills that go along with the UTI, as well as rectal pain in men and pelvic pain in women.
If you have any of these symptoms, go see your doctor or visit an ER immediately.
Women are more likely than men to get UTI’s but men do get them. Men who have enlarged prostate glands have a greater risk of UTI’s. An enlarged prostate will put pressure on the urethra and bladder, thus preventing the bladder from emptying completely and making an infection more likely.
Sexually active women are more likely to get UTI’s, as having sex can irritate the urethra, and spermicide in condoms can irritate the vagina, making infection more likely.