2. Blood in the Urine
Those who struggle with a bladder infection may spot that they have tiny amounts of blood in their urine. This is what is technically known as ‘hematuria’ and there are a number of different things that can cause this symptom. Others include damage to the liver, prostate enlargement, and cancer.
That said, blood in the urine can also be a lot less concerning – it might simply be that you have cut the end of your penis or the outside of your vagina. The way to tell the difference is that your blood will be red if it has come from outside but brown if it has come from deeper inside. If you spot brown looking blood in your urine, then you should get yourself checked out.
In this case, the blood is likely caused by what is technically known as cystitis. This is the number one symptom caused by a bladder infection and describes inflammation of the bladder. This inflammation can include bleeding, which is what causes blood to appear in your urine.