Symptoms may include:
- Pain or burning sensation when urinating
- More frequent urination, even when little comes out
- Bladder spasms
- Cloudy urine/dark colored or possibly blood-tinged
- Unusual odour
- Back pain
- Fever or chills
Bacterial growth and inflammation of the lining of the bladder can lead to bladder spasms and lower abdominal pain. This can lead to more frequent urination. Back pain may indicate that there is a kidney infection and treatment should be sought immediately.
To confirm the infection, your healthcare provider will take a urine sample. Treatment typically includes a prescription antibiotic and drinking lots of water!