Urinary tract infections or UTI is caused when any part of the urinary tract is infected with microbes. These microbes include bacteria, fungi, and viruses in some rare cases. It is one of the most common infections of the human body. It can be a result of other ongoing infection in the body or due to poor hygiene. It is important to recognize the symptoms of UTI as soon as possible to treat it effectively.
If it frequently burns during urination, then it might indicate an ongoing infection. Due to infection, the pH of urine becomes acidic and cause burning when comes in contact with a sensitive genital area and cause inflammation.
Urinary urgency is another important symptom of UTI. The small amount of urine passing frequently can indicate an infection. It is important to see your doctor if there is frequent urination or urine leak which is hindering your daily activities.
Pelvic pain is caused due to inflammation of the bladder. It can be due to many reasons such as musculoskeletal disorder and ectopic pregnancy. Pain due to urinary tract infection is usually in the center of the pelvis and in the lower abdomen.
Blood or pus in urine Infected urine may contain blood and have a dark color. Many times, infected urine contains pus and has a cloudy appearance. If you suspect an infection of the urinary tract, then you must notify the color of urine and discuss with your doctor for further investigation.
When a lower urinary tract is involved in infection, it might give a foul smell if exposed due to the formation of bacterial or fungal colonies within the urinary tract. Also, notice the smell of urine; if it smells different from usual, it needs to be reported to your doctor.
If you or anyone you know has any of the above symptoms, it is recommended to consult a gynecologist at the earliest.