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What are the symptoms of urinary tract infections?

The symptoms of urinary tract infections vary according to whether the bladder, kidneys or prostate are affected. When the bladder is infected, symptoms include a strong or foul urine odor, cloudy urine, frequent urination, low fever, blood in the urine, burning pain while urinating, or pain in the lower back or pelvis. When the kidneys are infected, symptoms include chills, shaking, fever, fatigue, reddened skin, pain in the side, back or groin and confusion or behavioral changes, especially in the elderly. If just the prostate is involved, there tend to be flu-like symptoms of fever and lower backache.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 17 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Bladder cancer


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