Bladder infections are usually mild conditions although they can be very painful, and if left untreated might have serious health consequences. The form these infections take varies between men and women and according to age. Women over the age of forty are particular prone to these kinds of bacteria-born infections. Sometimes the bladder infection goes away without any treatment but if it continues beyond two or three days the sufferer should consult a doctor. Bladder infections in men are less common and more serious so a doctor needs to be seen as soon as possible to check if an enlarged prostrate is the source of the problem.

1. Need to Urinate More Often than Normal

Everyone knows for themselves how often they normally need to relieve themselves. When a bladder infection occurs they find that they need to go to the bathroom much more often than usual. The act of urination should be pain free but someone with a bladder infection experiences a painful burning feeling while urinating. In cases of a severe infection the person might need to go to bathroom as often as forty times in the course of one night. This is a sign of infection it is hard to imagine anyone could miss!