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what are the typical bladder infection symptoms? i think i have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. what are some of the symptoms? is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Urinary : Urinary tract infection (UTI) and bladder infection are the same. Symptoms include burning or stinging with urination, increased urinary frequency, difficulty starting the urine stream, and blood or discolored/smelly urine. Progressing signs to a kidney infection include fevers, chills, and low back pain. You should seek medical attention if you think you might have a uti, to be appropriately treated.
Answered on Sep 6, 2020
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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. Uti encompasses both bladder and kidney infections.
Answered on Jan 18, 2020
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