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When should I call my doctor about a urinary tract infection?

Related Topics: Urinary Tract Infection
 

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Call your doctor if:

  • You develop any pain or burning or difficulty with urination.
  • Burning is accompanied by a discharge from the vagina or penis, or other sign of sexually transmitted disease, pelvic inflammatory disease or other serious infection. See your doctor without delay.
  • You notice blood in your urine.
  • You begin to urinate extremely frequently, and in small amounts.
  • You find yourself having to urinate very urgently.
  • You have back pain or pain in the area overlying your bladder.
  • You notice that your urine appears cloudy, or has an unpleasant odor .
  • You develop a fever and/or chills, which may indicate a more serious infection is developing (such as a kidney infection).

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