What other symptoms might occur with bladder symptoms?

Bladder symptoms may accompany other symptoms that vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that frequently affect the urinary tract may also involve other body systems.

Kidney and ureter symptoms that may occur along with bladder symptoms

Bladder symptoms may accompany other symptoms affecting the kidneys and ureters including:

  • Abdominal, pelvic, or lower back pain that can be severe
  • Blood urine (hematuria)
  • Decreasing urine output
  • Increasing, dull abdominal or pelvic pain

Other symptoms that may occur along with bladder symptoms

Bladder symptoms may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever and chills
  • General ill feeling
  • Loss of sensation
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Pain during sexual intercourse or ejaculation
  • Pain of the penis or testicles
  • Pins-and-needles (prickling) sensation
  • Swelling, especially of the lower legs
  • Unexplained weight loss

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In some cases, bladder symptoms may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:

  • Bloody or pink-colored urine (hematuria)
  • Change in mental status or sudden behavior change, such as confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations and delusions
  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Not producing any urine, or an infant who does not produce the usual amount of wet diapers
  • Respiratory or breathing problems, such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, labored breathing
  • Severe abdominal, pelvic or back pain
  • Severe nausea and vomiting
  • Trauma to the urinary tract

INTRODUCTION

What are the signs of bladder problems?

The bladder is a muscular organ located behind and slightly above your pubic bone that stores urine until it is ready to be expelled from your body. Bladder symptoms can be caused by conditions affecting nearby structures, infection, inflammation, injury, kidney or bladder stones, nervous system abnormalities, and tumors. Common bladder symptoms include bloody or pink-colored urine (hematuria),... Read more about bladder symptomsintroduction

CAUSES

What causes bladder symptoms?

Bladder symptoms can be caused by conditions affecting nearby structures, infection, inflammation, injury, nervous system abnormalities, pregnancy, stones, and tumors.

Infectious and inflammatory causes of bladder symptoms

Bladder symptoms may be caused by infections or inflammatory conditions including:

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Annual Review Date: Aug 23, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

This Article is Filed Under: Kidneys and the Urinary System


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