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how do i know if i have a urinary infection?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
UTI in men?: It is very difficult for a boy or a man to get a urinary tract infection. But if one does it is quite dramatic. The common symptoms are an urge to pee frequently, sometimes with a burning sensation when one does pee. Sometimes there is a feeling that one cannot fully empty the bladder when one has peed. Stds in men can mimic utis...So if you have other symptoms then these please let me know.
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 20 years experience
UTI Symptoms: Classic symptoms are pain with urination, frequent urination and/or urgency. You can also have low abdominal cramping or blood in the urine.
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Symptoms: Urinary infections in your age group are diagnosed by symptoms; mainly, burning/pain while urination. It is verified with tests on the urine itself, looking for things like the presence of nitrite producing bacteria or white cells in the urine. The diagnosis hinges on the symptoms; if you are otherwise asymptomatic, there is no need for treatment (except for very specific situations).
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
UTI: Urinary tract infection (uti). It is a bacterial infection that starts in the bladder or urethra . Uti is very common in women. Common symptoms are: persistent urge to urinate, burning sensation, pelvic pain, not a clear urine, blood in the urine. Rec. See your pcp if concerned to avoid kidney complications.

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What is a urinary infection?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Bacteria + symptoms: A urinary tract infection (UTI) is when there is bacterial overgrowth in the bladder or kidneys. Symptoms include burning with urination, sometimes blood in the urine, low back pain, or nausea. Women get utis much more than men. Antibiotics are usually effective in eliminating the symptoms. Utis are diagnosed with a urine dipstick test and a culture.
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How do you treat urinary infection?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
UTI: Urinary infections, when confined to the bladder, often respond to oral antibiotics. If the infection is in the ureter or kidneys, IV antibiotics may be necessary.
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Can soap and laundry soap lead to a urinary infection?

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No: Urinary tract infections are caused bacteria that enter into your bladder.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is urinary infection a serious or even life threatening disease?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Sometimes: It can be if it extends beyond the bladder and into the kidneys, or if it results in urosepsis (bacteria from the infection entering the bloodstream). This is more likely to occur in the elderly or immunosuppressed.
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What are signs of a urinary infection?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Signs infections ?: Pain and burning during urination and urgency among others.

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