10 Symptoms of E. Coli Infection

6 Painful Urination

Other than intestinal infections, E. Coli is one of the most common causes of urinary infections as well. The most distinctive symptom of urinary infection is pain when urinating. Some patients describe it as a burning sensation, or mild discomfort, while others suffer extreme pain. Just as E. Coli destroys lining in the guts, when the infection is localized in the urinary tract, it destroys the lining of the bladder and urethra which causes the symptoms. In severe cases, patients report red (bloody) urine.

Due to differences in anatomy, women are more prone to E. Coli urinary infections than men. Taking sufficient amounts of water and antibiotics can bring relief within a few days.

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Dr Aleksandar Grbović is a medical doctor from the Belgrade University, Faculty of Medicine. He is passionate about promoting medicine by bridging the gap between the patient’s and doctor’s point of view. Currently working in the biggest Occupational Medicine Institute in Serbia and attending the Radiology residency program.


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