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A 19-year-old male asked:
frequent urination, no burning sensation, color of urine is light yellow i am drinking water, but keep needing to pee please help me?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
UTI? Diabetes? OAB?: If you're urinating a lot because there's a lot of urine, i.e. full bladder each time, diabetes is the most common cause -- especially if at risk (overweight, family history, etc). The most common cuase of frequent, urgent urination is urinary tract infection (UTI), especially in women. Other common causes include overactive bladder, anxiety, and STDs. For sure see your doctor soon.
175 viewsReviewed May 20, 2019
A 28-year-old member asked:
My doctor said I had UTI symptoms and prescribed antibiotics without performing a urine culture. Should I be concerned?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Not necessarily: Generally, it is better to have a culture in order to identify the bacteria and ensure that it is sensitive to the antibiotic chosen. It is possible for non-infectious problems to cause symptoms similar to a uti. If the symptoms do not resolve after a course of antibiotics you should probably return for a urine culture prior to further treatment.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Would washing my vegetables in hot water reduce my chances of getting a bacterial infection?
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Pathology 49 years experience
Very hot water: Water would need to be very hot to kill bacteria. It would be too hot to handle safely and comfortably. Thorough washing will reduce but not eliminate the chance of getting bacterial infection, if the vegetable is contaminated.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to have kidney stones, but not have any evidence of them in urine samples or ultrasounds?
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Urology 27 years experience
Yes: These stones may be too small see on ultrasound and a routine urinalysis may easily miss stones as well. The best test for diagnosing the majority of stones in the urinary tract is a ct scan without contrast. This will detect the majority of kidney stones but a few may be missed occasionally.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Everytime I pee it hurts and my lower back hurts also could I be pregnant?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A 30-year-old member asked:
What might cause a yellow cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge, and burning during urination?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Probable yeast infec: It sounds like you probably have a vaginal infection. Usually yeast willgive a thick white discharge. You can use over-the-counter medication to treat but you should see your dr. For a proper diagnosis if it doesn't resolve with over-the-counter treatment for yeast infection.
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