Are you in tune with your body? Do you know the signs of a urinary tract infection? When something is off in our body, it does its best to let us know. It will start showing signs or symptoms that you should notice to determine what is wrong.
The signs of a urinary tract infection are usually pretty obvious, as long as you know what to look for. For example, a burning sensation while urinating is often a symptom of a urinary tract infection.
Does your urine look cloudy or have an unusual odor? This is another sign of a urinary tract infection. You might need to call your medical care provider and have a urinalysis done to determine whether or not you have a urinary tract infection.
Blood in the urine is another symptom of a urinary tract infection, that you should be aware of. Usually, if you have blood in your urine you have had the urinary tract infection for a while and it has either gone undetected or untreated.
Pain and or discomfort in the bladder area is also a sign something is wrong in or around your bladder. It is also normal with urinary tract infections for this pain to go away after you urinate. The pain is generally while you are urinating.
It is important for you to be aware of changes with your body. The human body is amazing, as it will try to let us know there is something just not right. It is up to us to know, understand and interpret the signs our body gives us so we can determine the severity of the problem.
Treating a urinary tract infection quickly is important. Prolong diagnosis and treatment could give the infection enough time to spread to the kidney and cause an infection there. If the infection makes it to the kidneys, you could be in for a more intense treatment.
The treatment of a urinary tract infection generally is not too intense and is done with an antibiotic regimen that takes up to 10 days to complete. Typically after the first three days, the symptoms go away.
However, if you discontinue the antibiotic treatment before you have finished the prescription you could be noticing signs of a urinary tract infection again in a short amount of time. This is because all of the bacteria likely was not killed, so some were able to multiply and attack you again.