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

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

Yes: Average bladder infections do not affect the baby, and this is what most women have. These are detected by going to the OB visits and telling them about any new symptoms. However, if the infection becomes severe, or goes from the bladder up to the kidneys, it can cause premature contractions and in that way it can indirectly affect the baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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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Is the medicine for urinary tract infection harmful to the baby inside the womb?

Is the medicine for urinary tract infection harmful to the baby inside the womb?

The physician will: Prescribe antibiotics that are alright for pregnancy. That is why it is important to tell your doctor if you are or believe you might be pregnant. ...Read more

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How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms? Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms?  Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. Uti encompasses both bladder and kidney infections. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a bladder infection and uti? Is a bladder infection the same as a urinary tract infection?

What is the difference between a bladder infection and uti? Is a bladder infection the same as a urinary tract infection?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

Is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

Yes: All bladder infections are urinary tract infections, but not all urinary tract infections are bladder infections. You could have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis), which would be a uti, but more serious than a bladder infection (cystitis). ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Are you taking: Antibiotics? I trust that you saw your doctor and have been prescribed proper antibiotics that you are taking. After that you need to drink plenty of water and you can take over the counter pain medication for pain relief. If the pain persists for more than a day or so, please contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?

Drink fluids: To help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider. ...Read more

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What's a urinary tract infection in a baby caused by?

What's a urinary tract infection in a baby caused by?

Bacteria from feces: Stool in the diaper gets to or very close to the the urethral opening. Bacteria can then work their way up to the bladder and cause a uti. Baby's thigh movements can cause bacteria or microscopic amounts to soft stool to work their way up to the bladder. Spending some time in a soapy bath, with genitalia submerged can lead to irritation of the urinary opening and facililitation for bacterial entry. ...Read more

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My 5 mo old baby has urinary tract infection what to do she can't stop crying she is under keflex 250 three times a day and tylenok?

Contact provider : Confirm with her provider that the bacteria cultured is sensitive to Keflex as if there is resistance the infection will not improve. Also take note of any change in bowel habits that may be related to antibiotic use and could give belly pain such as distention or diarrhea. Antibiotics can trigger yeast infections so if on for several days check in diaper area or mouth for thrush. ...Read more

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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 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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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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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Urinary (Definition)

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