5 Most Common UTI Symptoms in Women

The National Kidney Association reports that doctors see 10 million patients a year to treat urinary tract infections (UTI) and they are especially common in women.

A UTI involves any part of the urinary system including kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.  Here are five of the most common UTI symptoms in women.

A burning sensation during urination

Dysuria, or burning when you pee, is the most recognizable symptom of a UTI. It alerts people very quickly that a problem exists because it makes going to the bathroom a painful experience. The burning is most likely a sign of irritation in the lining of the urethra, the tube that connects to the bladder and allows you to pass urine.

 A persistent need to urinate

If you find yourself getting up to go to the bathroom every few minutes, it might be a sign of a UTI. Often those with the infection go and then feel the need to go again even before they leave the bathroom. It’s important to see your doctor anytime you experience unexplained, frequent urination. It can be a symptom of other medical problems as well.

Cloudy urine

Cloudy urine typically means there is pus in the fluid, a clear indication of infection somewhere along the urinary tract. You may even see a pink tinge to the urine as a little bit of blood is also common.

Strong smelling urine

Urine is mostly water with a few waste products. The more waste products, the stronger the smell. With a UTI, the waste products are pus and blood, but strong smelling urine can also be a sign of a metabolic disorder, a side effect of medicine or a symptom of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. If you notice this symptom often, you need to make an appointment with your doctor.

Pelvic pain

Women can feel pain around the pubic bone. It can be a burning pain or cramping sensation.

The symptoms can vary for a UTI depending on what part of the urinary tract is infected, too. If you are in need of an over-the-counter product such as cranberry tablets (which can help reduce the prevalence of a UTI), SpotRx Pharmacy delivers free to your door within 2 hours if you live in the delivery area. For lower prices and free delivery check out the SpotRx website today.

SpotRx blogs are for informational purposes only. They are not written by medical professionals and should not be used to treat or diagnose any new or existing conditions. Contact your physician or qualified medical health provider with any concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.

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