Urinary Tract Infection : Clinical Manifestations

Clinical Manifestations

  • Painful urination
  • Abdominal or back pain
  • Fever
  • Sepsis
  • Decreased kidney function in some cases of pyelonephritis
  • Symptoms related Storage:
    • Urinary frequency
      • Abnormally frequent (more often than  every 2 hours)
    • Urgency
      • Sudden, strong desire to void immediately
    • Incontinence
      • Loss or leakage or urine
    • Bladder storage
      • Nocturia
        • Waking up two or more times at night to void
        • May be diurnal or nocturnal depending on sleep schedule
      • Nocturnal enuresis
        • Loss of urine during sleep
    • Bladder emptying
      • Weak stream
      • Hesitancy
        • Difficulty starting the urine stream
        • Delay between initiation of urination (because of urethral sphincter relaxation) and beginning of low of urine
        • Diminished urinary stream
      • Intermittency
        • Interruption of urinary stream during voiding
      • Post-void dribbling
        • Urine loss after completion of voiding
      • Urinary retention
        • Inability to empty urine from bladder
        • Caused by atonic bladder or obstruction of urethra
        • Can be acute or chronic
      • Dysuria
        • Painful or difficulty voiding
    • Flank pain, chills, and fever indicate infection of upper tract
      • Pyelonephritis
    • In older adults
      • Symptoms often absent
      • Nonlocalized abdominal discomfort rather than dysuria
      • Cognitive impairment possible
      • Fever less likely

Share:

More Posts

Heart Attack Symptoms

Español Not all heart attacks begin with the sudden and crushing chest pain that comes when the blood flow to heart gets blocked. Heart attack

Sun Safety

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. Too much sun can cause skin cancer. Spending time outside is a great way to

Leave Fireworks to the Experts

Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks. The National Safety Council advises everyone to enjoy fireworks at public displays conducted by professionals, and not