Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary infections are painful and, if left unresolved, complications such as kidney infection can occur. Fortunately, there are ways for you to resolve and prevent these infections.

Urinary tract infections can affect the bladder or the kidney. The infection will usually be treated with Antibiotics to kill the bacteria causing the infection. Emed Primary Care & Walk -In Clinic has a team who specializes in treating both simple and complex urological problems.

Symptoms

Urinary tract infections don’t always cause signs and symptoms, but when they do they may include:

  • A strong, persistent urge to urinate
  • A burning sensation when urinating
  • Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
  • Urine that appears cloudy
  • Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — a sign of blood in the urine
  • Strong-smelling urine
  • Pelvic pain, in women — especially in the center of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone

UTIs may be overlooked or mistaken for other conditions in older adults.

Types of urinary tract infection

Each type of UTI may result in more-specific signs and symptoms, depending on which part of your urinary tract is infected.

Part of urinary tract affectedSigns and symptoms
Kidneys (acute pyelonephritis)Back pain or side (flank) painHigh feverShaking and chillsNauseaVomiting
Bladder (cystitis)Pelvic pressureLower abdomen discomfortFrequent, painful urinationBlood in urine
Urethra (urethritis)Burning with urinationDischarge