Urinary tract infection is one of the worst pains that anyone can experience. Anyone who had suffered a urinary tract infection will tell you that they’ll do anything to never experience one again. A UTI occurs when bacteria gets into your urine, travels up the urethra, and then into your bladder.
So they’re basically bladder infections and a bladder infection usually is not serious, but UTIs can travel from your bladder to your kidneys and cause serious damage. Women tend to get more bladder infections than men. This is probably because women have shorter urethras, so it is easier for the germs to move up to their bladders. Here are some symptoms that come with a urinary tract infection that you should be aware of:
1. You feel like you have to pee constantly: Urinary tract infections will make you feel the constant need to urinate. Going to the bathroom more than eight times in 24 hours, including a couple times overnight, could be a sign of a urinary tract infection. This sign of a UTI is due to the fact that your bladder and urethra are going to be extremely irritated until your infection is dealt with.
2. It Burns When You Pee: Burning urination is not normal and it doesn’t always indicate a UTI, it could also be a sign of an STD. But in the case of UTI, this burning sensation happens because UTIs cause the linings of our bladders and urethras to become inflamed and irritated, which in turn causes the muscles in our bladders to spasm and this leads to even more irritation.
3. Your Urine Is Discolored: If you notice that your urine is cloudy, dark, bloody, or stinky, it could indicate you have a urinary tract infection. Normal urine should be clear and have a light yellow color. If that’s not the case you need to see a doctor to know the certain reason behind your case.
4. Your urine has a strong-smelling odor: Urine doesn’t exactly have a pleasant smell and can change when eating certain foods or taking some medications. But if you’ve noticed a distinct change in your pee’s odor when there’s been no change in your diet or medication, this could indicate the presence of bacteria in the urinary tract or an infection in your bladder.