While it is possible to have a urinary tract infection (UTI) without any symptoms, most people notice symptoms.
Symptoms of a urinary tract infection include the following:
The following symptoms suggest that the infection has gone up into the kidneys, a more serious problem:
Children (babies in particular) may have less common symptoms of UTI, such as:
Older people may have more vague symptoms of a UTI, such as fatigue, confusion, loss of appetite, or trouble walking.
American Foundation for Urologic Disease. Urinary tract infections in adults. American Urological Association Foundation website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/ . Accessed July 31, 2010.
Griffith’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult. 2001 ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2001.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Urinary tract infections in adults. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/utiadult/ . Published December 2005. Accessed July 31, 2010.
Last reviewed September 2012 by Adrienne Carmack, MD
Last Updated: 09/26/2012
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