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By Katharine Paljug @kpaljug
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October 30, 2017

Symptoms of urinary infection

To know whether you need to visit your doctor, look for symptoms of urinary tract infection:

  • Discomfort, pain, or burning while urinating
  • Abdominal pressure or cramping
  • Frequent urination
  • Urge to urinate even with an empty bladder
  • Low fever
  • Cloudy or bloody urine

If children develop urinary tract infections, they may not be able to communicate what they are feeling. To know if your child has a urinary tract infection, look for:

  • Change in color, smell, or frequency of urination
  • Crying or fussing, especially while urinating
  • Unexplained fever
  • Vomiting
  • Change in appetite

If left untreated, a UTI can affect the kidneys, a dangerous infection known as pyelonephritis. Symptoms of pyelonephritis include:

  • Pain in back or pelvis
  • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
  • Blood in urine
  • Chills, fever, or uncontrollable shivering
  • Nausea or vomiting

 

 

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Updated:  

March 25, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Christopher Nystuen, MD, MBA