Bladder infections, and other urinary tract infections (referred to as UTIs), are unpleasant problems that can result in a number of symptoms. They are known for causing pain and discomfort during urination, chills, and other symptoms that can reduce the quality of life. UTIs occur when bacteria make their way into the urinary tract. This tract is usually sterile, but when bacteria enter it and begin to multiply, a person begins to experience some problems due to their body fighting off the bacteria.
Unfortunately for women, they are more likely to get a UTI. This is because of their physical anatomy – for one the opening of the urethra is close to the anus, which harbors many bacteria. Also the urethra in women is much shorter compared to a man’s which makes for a shorter trip for bacteria to travel from the opening of the urethra to the bladder. As many as one in two women will experience a UTI at some time during their life, and many women experience them multiple times.
In this article, we’re going to describe some of the most common symptoms of a bladder infection. If you have been experiencing some of these symptoms in conjunction with each other then it’s quite possible that you have a bladder infection. This could be a sign that you need to seek further medical attention.
Bladder Infection Sign #1: Burning When Urinating
A burning sensation while peeing is often the first sign of a UTI. However, when experienced by itself, it isn’t enough to signify that someone is suffering from a bladder infection. There are several conditions that can lead to pain during urination, ranging from a sexually transmitted illness to something more serious.
Whether you have a bladder infection or not, chances are you will experience some discomfort and pain when you are urinating. This is a sign that you need to manage the issue.