What are the signs of a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

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Jill A. Grimes, MD
Family Medicine
Signs and symptoms of urinary infections (UTIs) are burning when you urinate, and urgency and/or frequency of urinating. As the infection progresses, you could develop back pain, nausea, vomiting and fever -- all serious signs that it's past time to see your doctor!

If you have an infection, you may have some or all of these signs:

Pain or stinging when you pass urine An urge to pass urine a lot, but not much comes out when you go Pressure in your lower belly Urine that smells bad or looks milky, cloudy, or reddish in color. If you see blood in your urine, tell a doctor right away Feeling tired or shaky or having a fever.

This answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information Center.
Kevin W. Windom, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

The most common signs of urinary tract infections are urinary urgency and urinary frequency. Some patients have a severe amount of burning with urination, and occasionally, women have a noted foul smelling odor in their urine.