What does it mean when you feel like you have to pee but nothing comes out?

Not Medical Advice: The frequent urge to urinate without passing much urine is most likely a urinary tract infection. Other symptoms include fever and chills, pain and burning during urination, cloudy and bad smelling urine, and pain on one side underneath the ribs. UTIs are treated with antibiotics.

Women are more likely than men to contract a UTI due to a shorter urethra, which is more susceptible to germs invading the bladder. The chance of infection is also greater in those who do not drink enough fluids, or who are pregnant or diabetic.

New research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that chickens may be to blame for most UTIs. Strains of E. coli in women with UTIs matched strains of E. coli found in chicken meat on the market.

Updated on Monday, March 26 2012 at 10:08PM EDT
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