How do I know if I have an infection (UTI)?

There are 2 types of urinary tract infections, lower tract, infections of the bladder, and upper tract, infections of the kidney. With bladder infections, the symptoms are often less significant than a kidney infection. With both types of urinary tract infections the urine can have a strong odor, look cloudy, and may contain blood or have a dark color.

There may be a fever with a simple bladder infection. However a high fever, lethargy, nausea, vomiting, and back pain may indicate a kidney infection.

Children with full urethral sensation may complain of discomfort when self-catheterizing, or “cathing” from the irritation and inflammation caused by the infection.

access after age appropriate avoid bag bent best big bleeding blood buy cath cathing CH child children clinician closed-system collection common connector contain contents copay correct cost coude curved DEHP DHP diameter discreet discretion dispose doctor don't drink drinking end find fluid forever FR french frequency funnel happens holiday home hydrophilic if infection infections insert inserted insurance introducer issues keep latex length liquid long low friction lubricated material materials measure normal nothing nurse often once one time output physician prescription prevent price problems public purchase reimburse restroom retailer reusable right script set sick side effects single size slippery stop store supplier symptoms throw tiemann time tip toilet trash travel trip uncomfortable urethra urine use UTI water weekend wet why young