Urinary tract infections are not uncommon. They potentially affect your bladder, urethra, and kidneys.
Who Can Get A UTI?
Most people who have experienced them will tell you they come with pain and are very disruptive to daily life. Drinking plenty of water can help reduce your chances of contracting a UTI. While women tend to be more susceptible to them, the truth is that both men and women get UTI’s.
When bacteria, viruses, or fungi that cause urinary tract infections enter the urinary system and bypass your body’s natural defenses, you tend to end up with a UTI.
Signs & Symptoms
At times you may experience some of the following signs and symptoms with your urinary tract infection:
- An intense and frequent sensation to urinate
- A burning feeling while you urinate
- You may also notice that you urinate more often but in small amounts.
- Your urine may have a very strong odor.
- There is a chance you will also experience blood in your urine as well as pain around your pubic bone.
See Your Doctor
While urinary tract infections can be harmless for the most part, they also have the potential to lead to kidney failure and sepsis. It is important to see a doctor as soon as possible when these symptoms begin to show up.