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How to Recognize Signs of a Bladder Infection

Watch more Digestion & Stomach Problems videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to recognize the signs of a bladder infection with this. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Check frequency of urination Check your frequency of urination. A swollen, infected bladder will make you feel the urge to urinate more often. Step 2: Pay attention to a burning sensation Check for a burning sensation when urinating, a common symptom of a bladder infection. Tip Holding urine too long can encourage infection, so go when you have to go. Step 3: Observe the color and smell of urine Observe the color and smell of your urine. If your bladder is infected, urine may be dark yellow or greenish, with a foul odor. Tip If you take an over-the-counter drug for bladder infections and painful urination persists, see your doctor immediately. Step 4: Check for pain in the stomach or pelvic area Check for throbbing pain in your stomach or pelvic area, as this is indicative of an advanced infection. Step 5: Watch for blood in the urine Watch for blood in your urine and contact your physician immediately to prevent further damage to your urinary tract. Step 6: Contact your physician Contact your physician for an accurate diagnosis. No two people are alike when it comes to infection symptoms. Did You Know? Up to 30 percent of women will get a bladder infection in their lifetime.
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