Symptoms of UTIs

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The symptoms of a bladder infection tend to come on suddenly and include:

  • painful urination and a burning sensation
  • needing to urinate frequently
  • sudden urges to empty your bladder, called urinary urgency
  • pain in your central lower abdomen, just above the pubic bone
  • blood in your urine

Symptoms of a UTI that involves the kidneys include the following, in addition to the preceding ones:

  • pain in your sides or back that doesn’t change when you change position
  • fever and chills
  • nausea and vomiting

Certain symptoms in addition to those of a UTI could mean you have a prostate infection (prostatitis). These include:

  • fever
  • chills
  • fatigue
  • difficulty urinating or “dribbling”
  • pain in your pelvis or the area between your rectum and scrotum (perineum)

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