A Urinary Tract Infection or UTI refers to an infection affecting any component of the urinary system, i.e. the kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra. UTIs tend to be more common in women than men, with almost all females suffering from them at least once during the course of their lifetime. In uncomplicated cases, UTIs can be treated easily using antibiotics. In complicated cases, especially if the kidneys are affected, longer courses or medication may be required, depending upon the nature of complication. The following is a list of symptoms commonly associated with a Urinary Tract Infection. Anyone having these should get themselves checked for the same.
1. Burning Sensation During Urination
The most commonly experienced symptom across individuals with UTIs is a burning sensation during urination. The passage through which urine passes to be expelled from the body becomes tender due to the infection; when urine goes through it, the person experiences a painful sensation that mostly doesn’t last post urination. Since in a lot of cases UTIs are not present with signs, if a burning pain is felt during urination, the infection may be strong, and thus seeking treatment at the earliest is recommended.