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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
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
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
Not often: But a UTI that moves into the kidneys can cause nausea and vommitting. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
I'm just wondering, if you want to join the marine corps, will a urinary tract infection disqualify you?
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
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
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
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
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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