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What causes an asymptomatic uti?

What causes an asymptomatic uti?

Here are some ...: The degree of sensitivity and specificity to feel and the personal immune coping ability dictate how the patients with documented bacteriuria may feel themselfves. This condition tends to happen in some elderlies. For individual details, ask the tending doc timely. best wishes ... ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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How to treat asymptomatic uti?

May not be needed: Asymptomatic bacteriuria (colonization of urine with bacteria unassociated with signs/symptoms of infection/uti) occurs in small number of healthy individuals and more often affects the elderly, women moreso than men, and in those who have an indwelling urinary catheter. Generally can be safely observed and not treated with antibiotics unless felt to be at a high risk for infection (e.g. Diabetes). ...Read more

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What is risk of pyelo in elder if asymptomatic UTI goes untreated?

What is risk of pyelo in elder if asymptomatic UTI goes untreated?

Significant: Urosepsis is the most common significant infection in the elderly. It arises from silent urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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26 f, chronic microscopic hematuria & leukocytes in urine. Asymptomatic. Possible causes other than uti?

26 f, chronic microscopic hematuria & leukocytes in urine. Asymptomatic. Possible causes other than uti?

A long list ...: Asymptomatic microhematuria may be caused by: infection/inllammation, stones, neoplasms (tumors), & obstruction along the whole urinary tract; and chronic kidney diseases such as various nephropathy by DM, high BP, NSAIDS, certain antibiotics, etc. What to do with them? At least, get one thorough evaluation with CT.IVP + cystoscopy usually and not everyone, then follow up with Doc and cope wit ...Read more

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What tests are given for utis?

What tests are given for utis?

Urinalysis: Any urgent or a primary care office should carry out a quick urine dip to determine an uti. An official test would be a urine culture which takes longer. Otherwise your clinical symptoms such as burning, frequency, urgency, chills, fever and hestinancy would increase likelihood. ...Read more

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Can klarycid be used to treat utis?

Can klarycid be used to treat utis?

No: Klarycid or Clarithromycin is used to treat upper respiratory and sinus infections. It is not effective for the bacteria usually found in utis and would not be recommended for that purpose. ...Read more

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What could the cause my frequent utis?

What could the cause my frequent utis?

Many reasons: 1. Resistance of the bug that lies dormant and revives. 2. Rough sex. 3. Poor immunity. 4. Strange as it may seem a common cause is poor diet---too many calories that induce a relative vitamin deficiency. When cellular energy resources are compromised any organ's function can be impaired. ...Read more

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How to cure uti?

How to cure uti?

Antibiotics: Antibiotic treatment guided by a urine culture is the standard for treatment in kids. Many adults are treated based on the assumption which can be true, but you could be erroneous. You can have similar symptoms and not really have a bacterial infection. Ingestion of acidifying agents like cranberry juice has been advocated by some to suppress bacterial growth but the benefit is unclear. ...Read more

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Medicine for uti?

Medicines for UTI's: Oral antibiotics or antifungal agents depending on the infection. Certain antibiotics may be too strong for certain patients: eg women with simple bladder infections may be best treated with agents that are only excreted in the urine (such as Nitrofurantoin or monourol) to avoid subesequent vaginal yeast infections - treating a "small" infection with a howtizer may not always be the best answer. ...Read more

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How to clear a uti?

How to clear a uti?

UTI: You treat UTI with antibiotics, stay hydrated, and if recurs get urine culture to determine causative agent and its sensitivity to specific drugs. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i die from a uti?

Can i die from a uti?

From pyelonephritis: Severe kidney infections causing pyelonephritis, xanthopyelonephritis, kidney abscess or pyonephrosis (obstructed swollen kidney with pus) are all dangerous for bacteria to pass into blood stream, this leads to septicemia, which can result in death. An occasional severe bladder or prostate infection can do same thing. Immunocompromised subjects (with impaired immunity) are at greatest risk. ...Read more

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What is done for a uti?

What is done for a uti?

Urinetest antibiotic: Urine should be tested to confirm presence of a UTI followed immediately by a course of antibiotics prescribed by your dr., np or pa. Also drink lots of water and don.T hold back on urination. Take a laxative such as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) if you are constipated. ...Read more

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Whats the cause for uti?

Many things: Sometimes they just happen, just like a cold. It depends on your sex and age! if they happen over and over again there is something majotly wrong. If it just happened once its probably not a big deal. You should see a health care provider if you are worried. ...Read more

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Can i die from a uti ??

No but: if it is not taken care of and you get extreme symptoms of low back pain, fever , foul smelling urine could go into blood stream , simple uti's no but are you sexuallky active? have any dishcharge? fevers?pain in pelvis could then be pelvic inflamatory disease. should get simple antibiotics like bactrim ds 3 days if no back pain, 5 if back pain,. drink lots of water.any chance of std? get culture ...Read more

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What causes frequent uti?

What causes frequent uti?

Many reasons: There are many reasons that can cause a UTI from hygiene, untreated uti, colonization of bacteria, systemic disease, foreign body, holding urine, unnatural connection between urethra to anus (fistua formation), thong underwear, tb, and others. A frequent UTI may also not be a uti, but interstitial cystitis. You complete tests to rule out the other causes. ...Read more

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What is a persistant UTI ?

What is a persistant UTI ?

Continuous UTI: People can get a UTI that does not resolve with antibiotics. This could be called persistent uti. It reflects failed therapy. To prove this, first, need to prove that there is UTI by urinalysis. If symptoms continue to persist after antibiotics, need to resee your doc to redo urinalysis and culture to find out the correct antibiotic for a successful outcome. ...Read more

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What causes UTI in woman ?

What causes UTI in woman ?

Small urethra bacter: Women get more utis compared to men, due to the anatomy.The urethra which brings the urine from urinary bladder to outside is small compared to men, and it is easy for infection to travel into the bladder due to contamination in pelvic area or during sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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Can UTI symtoms come n go?

Yes, but needs eval: Typical UTI symptoms, presuming in female, include burning sensation at the tip of urethra, urinary frequency, blood in urine, foul odor or cloudy urine. If it is mild, as in cystitis (bladder infection) or urethritis (inflammation or mild infection of urethra), this may come and go until it is treated with antibiotic. Some women get sx of UTI each time after intercourse. Check with you gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


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