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How can I tell if I have a bladder infection without symptoms?

How can I tell if I have a bladder infection without symptoms?

Urinalysis: Nitrite test in urine is usually accurate in demonstrating a bladder or urinary infection also presence of white blood cells in urine. Urine culture is the most sensitive test. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Can you have a kidney or bladder infection without symptoms?

Can you have a kidney or bladder infection without symptoms?

Yes: It is common to have an asymptomatic bladder infection in elderly patients. Kidney infections are more severe and almost always cause some symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bladder infection without symptoms?

What are the tests for bladder infection without symptoms?

Urinalysis & culture: A urine sample for dipstick urinalysis test and full culture in the lab will show any infection, whether there are symptoms or not. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is a bladder infection without symptoms?

What sort of problem is a bladder infection without symptoms?

Bacteruria: Bladder infection without symptoms usually referred to as bacteruria is usually benign, however can be due to certain organisms such as pseudomonnas, which don't always cause symptoms. Can be serious if subject has bladder reflux, in which case bactweria can reach and invade the kidney, sometimes without symptoms. Patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction may not feel anything + have stones etc. ...Read more

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What are the main reasons for bladder infections and problems? What are the signs, symptoms etc?

What are the main reasons for bladder infections and problems? What are the signs, symptoms etc?

Depends.: Answers are different depending on gender and age. It is very common in women, due to their short urethra. Any trauma. including irritation, to the orifice of the urethra (even if microscopic scratch) can serve as an entry way for germs to travel up the urinary tract symptoms. No bubble baths, fragrances in detergents or soaps, over-scrubbing, etc. can do it. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

Please tell me what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

Bladder infections: The only sure remedy to treat a bladder infection (BI) is by appropriate antibiotics. Its symptoms are burning on urination and frequency. A BI is seen more commonly in women than men, as the have a shorter urethra so bacteria can enter their bladder easier. If you have symptoms of a BI, see a physician, have your urine cultured and get started on an appropriate antibiotic. Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep getting bladder infections. Do they need treatment if no symptoms?

Probably not: At least not unless you're pregnant. How do you know you have an infection if you have no symptoms? Many "infections" noted on routine urinalysis clear on their own. Very few women died with untreated bladder infections before we had antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bladder infections usually?

What are the symptoms of bladder infections usually?

Several symptoms. : The most common symptoms of a bladder infection are pain with urination, low abdominal and pain, frequent urination with occasional sensations of urgency. There is sometimes blood in the urine, and in severe cases, fever and flank pain if the kidney is involved. If you think you have an infection, see your physician who can test your urine and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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