Bladder Infection (cont.)
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- What is the bladder?
- What is a bladder infection?
- What causes bladder infections?
- What are some risk factors for bladder infection?
- What are the signs and symptoms of a bladder infection in women?
- What are the signs and symptoms of a bladder infection in men?
- What are the signs and symptoms of a bladder infection in children?
- How do health care professionals diagnose a bladder infection?
- What are treatment options and medications for a bladder infection?
- Are home remedies effective for a bladder infection?
- What is the treatment for a bladder infection during pregnancy?
- What are potential complications of a bladder infection?
- Is it possible to prevent bladder infections?
- What is the prognosis for a bladder infection?
- Find a local Doctor in your town
What are the signs and symptoms of a bladder infection in women?
General symptoms of bladder infection may include the following:
- Dysuria (painful urination)
- Urinary frequency
- Urinary urgency (sudden, compelling urge to urinate)
- Hesitancy to void urine
- Bladder pain (pain in the lower abdomen around the pubic bone and pelvic area)
- Incomplete voiding of urine (leaving urine in the bladder after urinating)
- Urinary incontinence (involuntary loss of urine), which may be associated with urgency
Some common signs of bladder infection are
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