If your urine is foul-smelling, the cause could be a urinary tract infection, or UTI. Some other symptoms of UTIs are pain or burning when urinating or pain in the abdomen. If you have a UTI, you will likely need to see your doctor for antibiotics to get rid of it. However, there are some home remedies you can use to prevent or stave off minor UTIs.
Two of the symptoms most associated with UTI's are burning during urination and a constant urge to urinate. Many who have experienced a UTI before know immediately they've got one again simply because they have burning during urination and/or a constant urge to urinate.
Sometimes a person can have a UTI without having any signs or symptoms whatsoever. Having at least one symptom is more likely, though. Some of the typical signs and symptoms of UTIs are:
· Constant urge to urinate
· Burning during urination
· Foul-smelling urine
· Frequent urination, often of only small amounts
· Pain in the pelvic area if you are female
· If you are male, you may experience pain in near your rectum
A urinary tract infection can start in any area of your urinary tract, including your kidneys, bladder or urethra. If your UTI started in your kidneys, you may have the following symptoms:
· Pain in your upper back
· Pain in your sides (flank pain)
· High fever
· Nausea and vomiting