The urinary bladder is a very important part of the genitourinary system of the human body. It is that part of the urinary tract that stores the toxin-containing urine being produced by the kidneys. Since it connects to the outside of the body via the urethra, it is quite prone to get infected due to migration of bacteria up the urinary tract. Bladder infection, also known as urinary tract infection (UTI),  is one of the most common types of bacterial infection that affects human beings.

Such an infection may be characterized by a number of symptoms and is particularly dangerous because it can even travel to the kidneys, causing serious effects on the person’s health.

The signs and symptoms of bladder infection are as follows:

1. Pain While Urinating

Discomfort during urination is considered to be the most obvious sign of a urinary bladder infection. The person may not just feel a burning sensation, but a sharp pain and peculiar discomfort are also reported to be experienced by patients while urinating. This symptom alone may be enough to cause a visit to the doctor.