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How does a UTI (urinary tract infection) feel?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology
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In brief: Kidney infection

Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain.
One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical.

In brief: Kidney infection

Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain.
One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical.
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Varies

Most often there is a burning pain with urination there can also be pain deep to the pubic bone.
Most commonly feeling need to urinate frequently, feeling of incomplete bladder emptying as well as feelings of urgency to urinate and that wetting will occur if you don't get to bathroom in time. Sometimes wetting can occur. You can have back or flank pain if UTI affects the kidneys.

In brief: Varies

Most often there is a burning pain with urination there can also be pain deep to the pubic bone.
Most commonly feeling need to urinate frequently, feeling of incomplete bladder emptying as well as feelings of urgency to urinate and that wetting will occur if you don't get to bathroom in time. Sometimes wetting can occur. You can have back or flank pain if UTI affects the kidneys.
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