Bladder Infection Appointments Near Me in Hickory, NC
About bladder infection
A urinary tract infection (UTI) affects any portion of your urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. A bladder infection (also known as cystitis) is one of the most common forms of a UTI. Cystitis is characterized by an inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bacterial infection. Symptoms of a bladder infection include:
- A strong and persistent urge to urinate, even after you’ve just gone.
- A burning sensation while urinating
- Cloudy and strong-smelling urine
- Blood in the urine
- Pain during intercourse
- Cramping in the abdomen
A bladder infection may be uncomfortable and irritating, and if it spreads to your kidneys, it can become a major health concern. Symptoms of a kidney infection include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, and back or side pain.
Women are more at risk for bladder infections than men; however, men with an enlarged prostate may have a higher risk of infection due to urinary retention. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, talk to a doctor or health care provider right away. Bladder infections are common, and usually very treatable, but can cause complications if left unaddressed.
Below are common treatment options for a bladder infection. During your appointment, talk to your doctor about what treatment plan is right for you.