Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): Signs and Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections?

The symptoms of a UTI vary depending on the age of the child and may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child’s provider for a diagnosis.

Symptoms in infants and young children include:

Symptoms in older children include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Urgency to urinate
  • Painful urination
  • Inability to void more than a small amount, even with feeling of urgency
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Incontinence day or night
  • Blood in the urine
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Pain in the back, side or pubic bone