Do I have a UTI?
How do I know it’s a UTI?
Not everyone with a urinary tract infection develops symptoms, but most people have at least some. You may have a UTI if you experience two or more of the following urinary tract infection symptoms:
- You experience a burning sensation when you urinate
- You feel a strong, persistent need to urinate, yet only pass a small amount
- Your urine is cloudy or contains blood
- Your urine has a strong odor
- You have pain in your back or lower abdomen
- You experience nausea, vomiting and/or just feel ill
If so, see your doctor, because the sooner you get treatment, the better. An untreated UTI could lead to serious complications. Your doctor will test a sample of your urine. Once the bacteria are identified, your doctor can prescribe an antibiotic to kill them. If you don't get an antibiotic, you won't get rid of the bacteria that caused your UTI and serious health problems may develop.
Test at home with AZO Test Strips
You can also use AZO Test Strips – the same test pads used in many doctor's offices – to determine if the bacteria that cause a UTI are present, then call your doctor with the results. The most reliable, over-the-counter home test available, AZO Test Strips offer two tests in one - including both Leukocyte (white blood cells) and Nitrite tests – which makes them more accurate than nitrite-only tests. (Doctors look for Leukocytes as well as Nitrites in diagnosing UTIs.)
In the meantime, you can get fast relief from the pain and urgency of urinary tract infection symptoms with AZO Urinary Pain Relief and AZO Urinary Pain Relief Maximum Strength, the #1 pharmacist recommended, over-the-counter brand proven to relieve UTI pain fast.†