Symptoms of UTI Are Not Hard to Miss

Urinary tract infection or UTI is caused by a bacterial infection that can affect any part of the urinary tract. Even if the urine contains fluids, certain salts, and is a waste product, it is normally absent of any bacteria, especially the Escherichia coli which can get into the bladder or the kidney, multiply and cause an infection.

Usually, most UTI is not altogether serious, but it can be painful and an irritant. Most of the UTI is commonly found among women because of the shorter tract and a woman can experience infection at least once in her lifetime. For those who experience recurrent UTI, there is a need to get immediate care and therapy with the help and guidance of their personal physician or urologist for severe and more frequent infections.

The symptoms can first start out as a strong urge to urinate once the urge is felt. This will then be followed by severe burning sensation when the urine goes down the urethra. Most often, despite the strong urge, only a small quantity or urine will be released, oftentimes this will be tinged with blood or when the woman wipes with a tissue, there are streaks of blood left. The strong urge will continue to persist and eventually a heavy, achy soreness will settle in the lower abdomen, the back and the sides of the pelvic area.

        

   

Usually this will continue for several days and with a lot of fluids, the symptoms may gradually disappear. If the individual does not bother to get treatment because of the disappearance of symptoms, then that individual is a good candidate for recurring infections which may get more difficult each time it happens.

Eventually the bacterial infection will spread through the kidneys and the bladder. Symptoms are more severe in these cases. Nausea, severe back pains, chills, on and off high grade fever, nausea and vomiting may start on top of the basic symptoms.

These are usually the times when the individual will have a check up, but they will be disappointed if they think that the symptoms will disappear after the first or second dose of the antibiotics and fever medicines.

There are some cases where hospitalization may have to be recommended because of the severity of the symptoms and it may take a long time for the fever to eventually cease.

The proper diagnosis at the earliest symptoms is very important if the individual does not wish to have complications or to have a nice stay in the hospital for three to four days.

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