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how can you know if you have a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Urinalysis & culture: Will show whether you have a uti. Uti can be suspected from symptoms of frequent urination, burning sensation or pain on urination, back pain or blood in urine.
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
UTI: The surest way to know if you have a urinary tract infection is to have your urine checked. There are urine dipsticks that can detect infection. The symptoms of a UTI can include painful urination, feeling like you have to urinate often, but only passing a very small amount of urine, and urgently feeling like you have to urinate. It can get worse from there.

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How do you know if you have a urinary tract infection and if you do, how do you treat it?

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Uti: Typical symptoms are urinary frequency, burning sensation at end of stream, pain. Sometime fever or abdominal pain. Fluid, cranberry juice may help. Antibiotic is the best way to treat the bacterial infection.
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Usually,....: Usually, the combination of a detailed hx, urinalysis with or without urine culture, and response to antibiotics even if empirically treated can accurate tell if one indeed has uti. More questions? Ask doc timely.
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How to know if u have an urinary tract infection?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
UTI: The surest way to know if you have a urinary tract infection is to have your urine checked. There are urine dipsticks that can detect infection. The symptoms of a UTI can include painful urination, feeling like you have to urinate often, but only passing a very small amount of urine, and urgently feeling like you have to urinate. It can get worse from there.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

How do i know when my urinary tract infection is gone.

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Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Symptoms: assuming you were given antibiotics, completion of the full course of antibiotics and resolution of the symptoms should indicate that the infection has cleared. If symptoms persist a repeat culture would be indicated
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A 18-year-old female asked:

How to know if you have urinary tract infection without test?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
UTI symptoms: Symptoms can be a clue, but that's all. If urination is painful, urgent, and frequent -- with xmall urine amounts -- a UTI is likely. But even with these typical symptoms, the only way to know is to get professional care and diagnostic testing. At your age (19), STDs are the most common conditions that cause simlar symptoms. It would be really dumb to not get professional evaluation.

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