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Can a urinary tract infection affect any other organs?

Can a urinary tract infection affect any other organs?

Yes: Urinary tract infection can affect urethra, bladder, ureters, kidneys, prostate gland, epididymis (which sits on top of testis) and testis. Severe kidney infections can spill bacteria into the blood stream and thus be transported anywhere in the body including brain. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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


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Can a urinary tract infection affect your kidneys?

Can a urinary tract infection affect your kidneys?

Yes: Bladder infection can reach the kidneys if bladder (vesico-ureteral) reflux is present, also some bacteria have little arm like projections (fimbriae) and can crawl though the bladder valve and up ureters to kidney. Bacterial infection in the kidney is pyelonephritis which can make suject very ill & cause plenty of damage or if untreated even destroy the kidney. Thus all utis should be treated. ...Read more

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Will a urinary tract infection affect my digestive system?

Will a urinary tract infection affect my digestive system?

Not often: But a UTI that moves into the kidneys can cause nausea and vommitting. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection affect the baby in my womb?

Yes: It depends....The infection itself is not an issue, but if you have a fever, or a severe form of urinary infection, the fever may affect the baby.
If you have a simple bladder infection, that is common, and not usually a problem. ...Read more

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I think I might have a urinary tract infection, but I don't always feel the symptoms. There's time when I feel fine, and other times I have them.

I think I might have a urinary tract infection, but I don't always feel the symptoms. There's time when I feel fine, and other times I have them.

You need symptoms.: A UTI is a clinical diagnosis. Otherwise, it's not an infection. A person can have asymptomatic bacteruria or else a pyuria (white blood cells in the urine), otherwise, it's nit a infection. This is an important distinction since you do not need any antibiotics for asymptomatic bacteriura or pyuria. Excessive antibiotic use will eventually lead to antibiotic resistance. ...Read more

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How can I cure a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: From your doctor. She wil want a urine sample. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a urinary tract infection?

What to do if I have a urinary tract infection?

See a: Medical provider for proper treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a urinary tract infection?

UTI: The surest way to know if you have a urinary tract infection is to have your urine checked. There are urine dipsticks that can detect infection. The symptoms of a UTI can include painful urination, feeling like you have to urinate often, but only passing a very small amount of urine, and urgently feeling like you have to urinate. It can get worse from there. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a urinary tract infection?

Treatment of UTI: You should see a doctor who will order a urine culture and will start you on some antibiotics to cure it. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a urinary tract infection?

How do I know if I have a urinary tract infection?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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How to tell if I've got a urinary tract infection?

How to tell if I've got a urinary tract infection?

UTI: The surest way to know if you have a urinary tract infection is to have your urine checked. There are urine dipsticks that can detect infection. The symptoms of a UTI can include painful urination, feeling like you have to urinate often, but only passing a very small amount of urine, and urgently feeling like you have to urinate. It can get worse from there. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a urinary tract infection?

How can I tell if I have a urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis, also C&S: Dipstick urine test containing nitrite reagent is quite reliable in demonstrating presence of uti, bacteria can actually be seen in urine by microscopy. Urine can and should be cultured to identify bacterial species and antibiotics to which the bacteria are sensitive. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a urinary tract infection?

Re-ask & clarify: If the symptoms are provided, the panel of doctors would be able to advise you if symptoms are c/w uti. Please reask & clarify. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a urinary tract infection?

What should I do if I have a urinary tract infection?

See your doctor.: Start drinking fluids & make an appointment with your doctor. Note all symptoms, including pain, back or side pain & fever. You may take Ibuprofen or Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for relief, but be sure to go in for a urine test and culture even if there is improvement. Do not take old or expired antibiotics, unless approved by your physician. If you get a prescription, take the full course without stopping/skipping. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have a urinary tract infection?

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. ...Read more

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Should I be scared if I have a urinary tract infection?

Should I be scared if I have a urinary tract infection?

No: Get treatment, drink plenty of fluids and void frequently. If you have a high fever call your doctor. ...Read more

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Don? T understand ways to get a urinary tract infection?

Don? T understand ways to get a urinary tract infection?

Bacterial entry: Bacteria gain access to bladder and multiply. Can gain entry with sex and multiply if not expelled by urinating after sex. Bacteria can enter if urine is trapped by closed labia or via thong or synthetic fabric underwear. Fecal bacteria can be present on skin aound vaginal & urethral opening & make their way up into bladder, eg by above routes. Estrogen causes urethra to thicken & be more protective. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't treat a urinary tract infection?

What happens if you don't treat a urinary tract infection?

Resolves slpwly: An untreated urinary tract infection will usually eventually clear up on it's own. However, sometimes the infection will ascend to the kidneys (called pyelonephritis) which can damage the kidneys - and on rare occasion the infection can lead to sepsis and death if untreated. The benefit of treatment is a speedier resolution, with much less risk of complications. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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


Dr. Corey Clay
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), urinary ...Read more