This relates to an infection in any part of your urinary system that includes – your urethra, bladder, ureters & kidneys. While most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra, unless promptly and completely treated, the infection can spread upward and compromise the ureters and kidneys, resulting in serious consequences.
Prevention is the best cure, but if you experience any of the following symptoms do visit your gynecologist or urologist.
- Urge to urinate, which is strong, persistent
- A burning sensation while urinating
- Frequent urination but in small amounts
- cloudy appearance of the Urine
- Abnormal change in color of the Urine – red, bright pink, or cola-colored — a sign of blood in the urine, should be immediately reported to the doctor
- Strong/foul-smelling urine
- Pelvic pain – especially in the center of the pelvis and surrounding the pubic bone
- Unexplained fever, chills, especially when combined with any of the above symptoms