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symptoms of urinary track infection?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Burning: Typically pain/burning with urination, sometimes increased frequency or incontinence, and can get so severe as to cause fever or confusion.
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
Variable...: Urinary tract infections don't always cause symptoms, but when they do they may include: a strong / persistent urge to urinate, a burning sensation when urinating, passing frequent small amounts of urine, urine that appears cloudy, urine that appears red / pin / brown - a possible sign of blood in the urine, strong-smelling urine, pelvic pain in women, and sometimes rectal pain in men.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a urinary track infection to go away?

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Dr. Matthew Thom
Urology 15 years experience
2-3 days: With appropriate treatment (correct antibiotic), symptoms of urinary tract infection should improve in 2-3 days. If your symptoms are not improving or getting worse, you may need to discuss with your physician.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can you contract an ecolie infection through a urinary track infection?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
E coli is bacteria: E coli is the name of a type of bacteria which typically lives in the gut, but can travel anywhere and cause an infection. "regular" e coli from a woman's colon often finds its way forward to the urethra (passage from bladder to outside) and is a common cause of utis in women. Other dangerous strains of e coli (o157-h7) are more commonly found in food sources from contaminated livestock or crops.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are causes of a urinary track infection?

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Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Microscopic organism: Urinary tract infections (uti's) are caused by micro-organisms. These include bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microbial life forms. By far, the most common cause of bacterial urinary tract infection is e. Coli. Structural and functional abnormalities of the genitourinary system predispose people to developing an infection in the urinary tract.
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A 55-year-old female asked:

Can a urinary track infection be a secondary illness?

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Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Yes: Especially if recurrent...Can be related to othe rproblems.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are things I should avoid drinking when having a urinary track infection? Is it okay to still drink sugary drinks?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
UTI: The goal with fluids in relation to cystitis is to make lots of urine to flush the bladder. To that end, any fluid is good fluid. I would note that caffeine tends to be a irritant to the bladder, especially when inflamed.

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