Symptoms of UTIs
A burning feeling when you pee.
A frequent or intense urge to pee, even though little comes out when you do.
Cloudy, dark, bloody, or strange-smelling pee.
Feeling tired or shaky.
How does a woman get a urinary tract infection?
Urinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. When that happens, bacteria may take hold and grow into a full-blown infection in the urinary tract. The most common UTIs occur mainly in women and affect the bladder and urethra.
What can mimic the symptoms of a UTI?
Other UTI symptoms include irritation or pain when urinating or a frequent and urgent need to urinate and can also be symptoms of bladder cancer. Because UTIs and bladder cancer share symptoms, bladder cancer can be challenging to diagnose.
Can a UTI go away on its own?
However, the body can often resolve minor, uncomplicated UTIs on its own without the help of antibiotics. By some estimates, 25–42 percent of uncomplicated UTI infections clear on their own. changes in the urinary tract or organs, such as a swollen prostate or a reduced flow of urine.
How long does a UTI last?
Most UTIs can be cured. Bladder infection symptoms most often go away within 24 to 48 hours after treatment begins. If you have a kidney infection, it may take 1 week or longer for symptoms to go away.