What Are the Signs & Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?


Symptoms usually appear 1 week after infection.

There are several signs of UTI and if you experience them, you should see your doctor:

  • Burning pain while urinating
  • Chills and fever
  • Cloudy, bloody or strange smelling urine
  • Pain in the lower back or abdomen
  • Urge to urinate often, even though little urine may be produced

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Quick snapshot

Can it be cured?

Yes. Urinary tract infections are easily treated with antibiotics.

Type of Infection

Bacterial. UTI's are caused by a variety of bacteria.

How is it treated?

Antibiotics. Various antibiotics are used depending on the offending bacterium.

Recovery Time

Variable. Specific time for recovery is dependent on the medication prescribed.

Can I have sex?

No. Sex is not recommended as it can promote movement of bacteria.

Can I get re-infected?

Yes. There is roughly a 20% probability of re-infection.