UTIs, however, can cause severe abdominal pain of a cramping sort and can be associated with fever
, chills, nausea, and vomiting.
As this appears to be an intermittent, recurrent problem, it will need to be investigated further to rule out any serious causes.
You can have a blood test and a urinalysis done as these will provide an idea as to the type of reaction the body had and the possible cause. If the cause is infectious, it can be treated with antibiotics.