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how to determine if i have a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
UTI: Symptoms can include frequent urination, burning or pain, blood in the urine, hesitancy, dribbling, pain just above the pubic area if it's localized to the bladder and pain in the flanks if it gets to the kidneys. Check a urinalysis to make the diagnosis.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What to take for a urinary tract infection and for how long?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See your doctor: You need prescription medication for treatment of urinary infection and your doctor will advise you on the type of medication and duration of treatment.
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Is it ok to use monostat if you think you have a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. Taj Jiva
Dr. Taj Jiva answered
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Monostat: No. Monostat is prescribed for candida vaginitis. For uti, will need evaluation by your primary doctor, urine culture analysis and likely oral antibiotics.
A 32-year-old member asked:

I have urinary tract infection, is it safe to keep smoking?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Never: It's never safe to smoke. Whether you have a UTI has nothing to do with it.
Burlingame, CA
A 27-year-old male asked:

Is pentrexcil used urinary tract infection?

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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatric Urology 31 years experience
Yes: Pentrexcil is a trade name for Amoxicillin which is a very safe and commonly used antibiotic around the world. It has many uses including treatment of utis.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What happens if a urinary tract infection is left untreated?

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
Nephrology and Dialysis 34 years experience
See below: It can spread to other parts of body through blood stream.

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