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Lower and upper tract infections can cause one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Unusually frequent urination

  • An intense urge to urinate

  • Pain, discomfort or a burning sensation during urination

  • Pain, pressure or tenderness in the area of the bladder (midline, above or near the pubic area)

  • Urine that looks cloudy, or smells foul or unusually strong

  • Fever, with or without chills

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Pain in the side or mid-to-upper back

  • Waking from sleep to pass urine

  • Bedwetting in a person who has usually been dry at night

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