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Can a urinary tract infection affect becoming pregnant?

Can a urinary tract infection affect becoming pregnant?

Probably not: Sex in the presence of an active UTI may well be uncomfortable or painful, so why not wait to be impregnated until after the UTI has been treated. However, urinary and genital tracts are separate so there is no reason that you can't get pregnant when you have a uti. Utis during pregnancy should be treated immediately because of risk of kidney infection. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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 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

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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 don't have insurance and I'm pretty sure I have a urinary tract infection. What can I do to safely get rid of this?

No insurance: Urinary tract infection are not good as they can cause damage if left untreated. Diagnosis is important so that the correct treatment is initiated. There is no natural way to treat - certainly drinking fluids helps but is not curative. You really should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Lately I can't seem to control my pee and it hurts sometimes, is it a urinary tract infection?

Lately I can't seem to control my pee and it hurts sometimes, is it a urinary tract infection?

Yes: Urgency and burning urination are common symptoms. Consult your doctor, need 3 day course of antibiotics is indicated for women and 7 day course is recommended for men. ...Read more

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How long can a urinary tract infection be left untreated before it will become dangerous? This is for a friend who won't see the doctor, and I worry.

How long can a urinary tract infection be left untreated before it will become dangerous? This is for a friend who won't see the doctor, and I worry.

Depends: Infection in the urinary bladder alone may not become dangerous even if left untreated. There is always a risk that infection could spread to the kidneys. If kidneys are infected, then it can become dangerous in a matter of hours or days, if there is obstruction to urine flow and the patient is diabetic. It is best to get treatment at the earliest. ...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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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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Could I have some information regarding a urinary tract infection?

Could I have some information regarding a urinary tract infection?

Here are some. ..: The UTI-related information abounds in the Internet by typing in the key words such as diagnosis & treatment of UTI and you may pick those from www. CDC, gov or www. Webmd. Com to look over and expand to explore UTI-related info galore. Best wishes. .. ...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.

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 get rid of a urinary tract infection?

How can I get rid of a urinary tract infection?

Needs to be treated: If you have a urinary tract infection, it needs to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Will my kidneys hurt when I have a urinary tract infection?

Will my kidneys hurt when I have a urinary tract infection?

Sometimes: Your kidneys will not hurt with an uncomplicated urinary tract infection, which just effects the bladder. But if the infection backs up into the kidneys and infects the kidney, this is called pyelonephritis, which usually causes the kidneys to hurt. This is a more serious infection, and requires a longer course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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If I have a urinary tract infection - should I drink a lot of water?

Yes: For a bladder infection, reducing the time your urine remains in the bladder will help to clear it up. So drink extra water and plan to go to the bathroom more often. Additional methods to kill the bacteria in the urine are usually needed - usually a short course of antibiotics. For urinary infections that are in the kidneys, a longer course of antibiotics is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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