Do you have a UTI if you have blood in your urine and it burns when you pee and your sides hurt to the touch above the ribs towards the back?
Quite possibly yes. There are two main types of UTI's. the first
is cystitis (bladder infection). usually causing pain on urination
(dysuria), frequent urination and sometimes bladder spasm which can
cause pain or incontinence of urine. usually there is no fever.
there may be hematuria (blood in the urine). the second is
pyelonephritis (kidney infection) which is most commonly preceded
by a bladder infection - therefore having common symptoms and signs
but also having flank pain and fever. these infections are usually
bacterial and are diagnosed by urine examination and culture.
treatment is antibiotics. a third portion of the urinary tract
subject to infection is the urethra (tube from bladder to outside)
but these infections are usually considered separately - the main
symptoms are dysuria and retention of urine and they are more
likely to be sexually transmitted agents such as chlamydia, herpes