Common signs and symptoms include:

  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Urine comes out as only a few drops
  • Burning pain or a ‘scalding’ sensation when urinating (dysuria)
  • A feeling that the bladder is still full after urinating
  • Cloudy urine
  • Strong-smelling urine
  • Pain in your lower abdomen or above the pubic bone

UTIs can be serious if infection spreads to the upper urinary tract, if you experience any of the following signs and symptoms, please speak to your health professional for medical advice.

  • Back pain
  • High fever
  • Vomiting
  • Blood in the urine (haematuria)