WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI) OR BLADDER INFECTION (CYSTITIS)?
Symptoms can range from no symptoms to severe pain with urination, burning, urgency, increased frequency of urination, incontinence, change in the odor of urine, cloudy or blood tinged urine, fever, and back pain
WHAT CAUSES URINARY SYMPTOMS?
Most often the cause is an E. coli infection, however there are a number of organisms that may be involved. Infection can be caused by inadequate hygiene, low immune function, incomplete bladder emptying, or structural abnormalities in the urinary tract that interfere with voiding. When the bladder does not empty properly, the residual urine can breed infection.