Urinary Tract Infections

While any part of the urinary system is subject to infection, most infections will involve the lower urinary tract, or the bladder and urethra. Urinary infections can show the following signs or symptoms:

  • A strong or persistent desire to urinate
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Frequent “going” but small amounts of urine
  • Cloudy appearance of urine
  • Bright pink or cola color of urine – which means blood in the urine
  • Your urine has a strong smell
  • For women, pelvic pain
  • For men, rectal pain

The greatest risk for infection is in women but men do have complications due to the illness as well. Most all infections are treated with antibiotics.