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Signs and symptoms of UTI

Michael J. Reuter February 17, 2022

Men and women can both develop UTIs, one of the adults’ most prevalent bacterial illnesses. Bacteria that enter the urethra then go up the urinary tract into the bladder, where they multiply, are what cause urinary tract infections, which manifest as symptoms like pain or burning when urinating.

This guide will talk about what causes UTIs and how to identify them early on and self-treat them with diet changes and home remedies so that you can prevent them from getting worse. Suppose you have several recurrent UTIs (three or more). In that case, you should see your doctor or go for online UTI treatment because they might indicate another health issue like diabetes or kidney problems.

Pain or burning during urination

Pain or burning during urination is a common urinary tract infection (UTI) symptom. The ache might be mild or severe, and you may feel it in your lower back, lower stomach, groin area or at the end of urination. If you have pain when you first start to urinate, this might be a sign that you have an infection in the kidneys instead of just the bladder.

Urinating more often than usual

Urinating more often than usual is a sign of a urinary tract infection (UTI). However, it can be caused by other conditions, such as bladder or prostate problems. If you have recently started taking medication for UTIs and urinate more often than usual, this may not indicate an infection.

A strong urge to go

If you experience a strong urge to urinate, especially if it’s accompanied by pain or burning in the bladder area, you may have a UTI. Another indication of an infection is an increased need to urinate. If you suddenly need to go very often and cannot get comfortable until you use the bathroom, there’s a good chance that an infection causes this. A common UTI symptom is waking up at night because of pain or discomfort in your lower abdomen. Drinking enough water can help prevent UTIs from occurring; however, when they do occur despite drinking adequate amounts of water throughout the day, then it’s time for treatment!

Cloudy, dark, bloody, or strange-smelling urine

One of the most general signs of a UTI is cloudy, dark, or bloody urine. The presence of blood in your urine is a symptom that should not be ignored, as it can be an indicator of a more serious health problem like kidney stones. If you notice that your pee smells different than usual—even if there’s no visible discoloration or change in color—you may also have a UTI.

Cramps in the lower stomach

You may experience cramps in the lower stomach if you have a UTI. These cramps often feel sharp pains in your lower abdomen. You may feel pain in other areas, such as your back or groin. The severity of these cramps varies depending on your UTI severity.

Low back pain

Another common symptom of a urinary tract infection (UTI) is low back pain, characterized by a dull lower back ache that can extend down to your tailbone. Many UTIs can cause this, such as kidney stones or appendicitis. See a doctor or take online UTI treatment if you have new or worsening back pain so they can determine whether it’s related to your UTI.


If you have any of these complaints and are experiencing them for more than a few days, you should see your doctor. Urinary Tract infections can lead to more serious health problems like kidney infection or even blood poisoning (sepsis) if left untreated.