5 Signs You Might Have a UTI

Find out the symptoms of a urinary tract infection.

5 Signs You Might Have a UTI

By Toni Gasparis

A urinary tract infection, referred to as a UTI, is an infection that most commonly occurs in your bladder or urethra. This condition isn’t serious at the outset, but if left untreated can spread to the kidneys and cause more serious issues. While this condition is more prevalent in women, men are not exempt from getting an infection. Learn what the signs of a UTI are and see if some of the symptoms you are experiencing are a direct result of this infection.


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Your Urine Smells

If there is a strong smell coming from the toilet after you pee, you may have a UTI. While something like asparagus naturally causes an odor in your urine, any particularly bad smells that are not associated with medication or food – especially if coupled with discoloration – is a clear sign that a UTI may be to blame.

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