7 Symptoms Of A Urinary Tract Infection

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Getting a UTI, or a urinary tract infection, is very uncomfortable — for you and sometimes for the people around you. It is an infection that can arise in any part of your urinary system like your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The bladder and the urethra actually have the highest propensity for infection.
Women tend to get urinary tract infections fourteen times more often than men because bacteria can reach the bladder easier in women; the urethra in women is shorter than it is in men, so bacteria have a shorter distance to travel. Infections in your bladder can be painful and rather annoying, but things get much worse if a UTI spreads to your kidneys.
Read on to find out the symptoms and signs of a urinary tract infection!

1. Strong Urge to Pee

When you find yourself with the strong and sudden urge to urinate, you may have what is known as urinary urgency. This is one of the hallmark symptoms of urinary tract infection, and is caused by involuntary contractions of the bladder muscle. If you find yourself with urinary urgency, you may have a urinary tract infection.