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Can a severe UTI cause symptoms of no burning during urination, at end intense pressure / pain at meatus followed by blood. No fever. Mild back pain?

Can a severe UTI cause symptoms of no burning during urination, at end intense pressure / pain at meatus followed by blood. No fever. Mild back pain?

Unlikely: Severe bacterial utis are commonly associated with dysuria (burning). You need to be seen by a urologist to further investigate the bleeding source from your lower urinary tract (i.e. Bladder or prostate origin). I would not wait. You can have any number of problems ranging from prostatitis to bladder cancer. Please seek attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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I currently have a UTI and the nurse said my blood pressure was high, 133 over 95. Could this be related if I have no history of high bp?

I currently have a UTI and the nurse said my blood pressure was high, 133 over 95. Could this be related if I have no history of high bp?

BP of 133/95: At your level, your BP is not high. Your systolic should be < 140. You may develop hbp later on it life. I would modify any risk factors you may have, such as obesity, smoking or inactivity. At present, you do not seem to need any BP meds. To be sure, see a physician. ...Read more

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Currently on macrobid for uti (e.coli) I've taken 4 of the 10 pills prescribed (I finish Monday morning) but I'm peeing very frequently still. Is this normal? If so, when should it subside? I'm also on diuretics for blood pressure.

Currently on macrobid for uti (e.coli) I've taken 4 of the 10 pills prescribed (I finish Monday morning) but I'm peeing very frequently still. Is this normal? If so, when should it subside? I'm also on diuretics for blood pressure.

Should be better...: It can take a few days for UTI symptoms to clear. But by now you should at least have reduced pain on voiding. If your symptoms are no better at all, contact the doctor now (weekend coming, but someone probably wil be on call, if not your own doctor). Some E. coli strains are resistant to nitrofurantoin; you might need a different antibiotic. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause a glucose of 250 in your urine and regular blood glucose of 100 as I had nothing to eat 12 hrs prior or could this mean I am diabetic.

Can a UTI cause a glucose of 250 in your urine and regular blood glucose of 100 as I had nothing to eat 12 hrs prior or could this mean I am diabetic.

Causes of GLYCOSUREA: It is not due to uti. But with blood sugar of only100mgm and urine showing glucose level of 250.We need to look for other causes of glucose in your urine. Following can cause glucose in your urine
1diabetese mellitus
2pregnancy
3high sugar diet
4liver disease
5hyperthyroidism
6renal glycosuria
7other rare conditions
i will recommemd you follow up with your doctor and have the urine and blood test rp. ...Read more

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Would a UTI cause 50mg of protein to be in my urine? And I also had 8.7 of protein in my blood? Haven't been eating much due to emotional stress!

No: Utis do not typically cause protein to be found in the urine. After you have finished treatment for the infection, have your rinse rechecked, and if the protein is still present, you should see a nephrologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I think I have a uti cause I experienced burning while peeing.....i told antibiotic for 3 days n the burning is still here also.....i see blood ever o?

I think I have a uti cause I experienced burning while peeing.....i told antibiotic for 3 days n the burning is still here also.....i see blood ever o?

Wrong antibiotic?: You must not try to treat this yourself. First, not all antibiotics are effective; it depends on the particular bacteria causing the UTI. Second, there are causes of painful urination other than UTI, especially STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia. Don't take any more antibiotic and see a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could a kidney stone or UTI cause large amounts of blood in urine with no pain?

Could a kidney stone or UTI cause large amounts of blood in urine with no pain?

Hematuria: Blood in the urine (hematuria) has several common causes. The main reason for concern is that this is how bladder cancer is usually found. But more common causes include bladder infections, kidney stones, and prostate problems in men. Visible blood in the urine, particularly if not associated with pain or burning with urination needs to be evaluated with kidney imaging and cystoscopy (scope). ...Read more

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Nitrites, trace blood and leukocytes in urine, smells fishy/ammonia a few weeks after starting dexedrine. Pain and burning in bladder, NEG. UTI. Cause?

Possible UTI: Majority of UTIs are nitrite positive, however UTIs from so called "gram negative" bacteria such as enterococcus, staphylococcus, streptococcus are usually nitrite negative at urinalysis. These bacteria can be seen on microscopy & grown on bacterial culture. My advice is to get your urine cultured & have your primary care health provider prescribe some antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in mid back left side that rotates some frontwards. Started as pressure month ago. Progressively worse. No uti, cystitis, or blood in urine. Causes?

Time to get checkup: Any pain that persists and gets worse over one month, requires medical check up to find its cause. I assume that you have seen a doctor who is looking into possible causes. Since UTI has been ruled out, I would focus on structures located in the left upper abdomen like Kidney, spleen, paraspinal muscles and spine itself.
If the pain is more than mild, I would consider doing a CT scan of the abdome ...Read more

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I have a pressure and need to urinate even though I just went. I've also noticed blood in my urine. Is this a UTI?

I have a pressure and need to urinate even though I just went. I've also noticed blood in my urine. Is this a UTI?

Urinary symptoms: Frequent or painful urination, and urgency or bladder pressure indicate UTI. Also urine can have blood or be cloudy. A urine test will confirm. Treatment is antibiotic plus keeping hydrated. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between UTI and low blood pressure?

Is there any relationship between UTI and low blood pressure?

It could sometime: If you have a severe UTI and have a fever and vomiting, you could develop dehydration which ultimately can cause low bp. Also, sometimes, bacterial toxin from UTI goes to blood, causes blood vessel to dilate causing low bp. ...Read more

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UTI or endo? Pain, pressure and blood and tissue in urine. 3 episodes in last 3 weeks. Excruciating pain. No sign of infection

UTI or endo? Pain, pressure and blood and tissue in urine. 3 episodes in last 3 weeks. Excruciating pain. No sign of infection

Not sure: By endo pain, I am not sure what you mean--? endometriosis I presume. Not sure what you mean no sign of infection---has someone looked at your urine and done a culture?? If not, then that needs to be done in order to rule out UTI. Your symptoms sound like UTI but endometriosis can cause some of these same symptoms. Make appointment with your health care provider soon to figure this out. ...Read more

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I have been having blood pressure for 3 yr at 140/150 by 90 and does disodium hyrogen citrate liquid for UTI infection gud for me?

I have been having blood pressure for 3 yr at 140/150 by 90 and does disodium hyrogen citrate liquid for UTI infection gud for me?

Not likely: Disodium citrate is the acid salt of citric acid. It is used as an antioxidant in food as well as to improve the effects of other antioxidants. Also used as an acidity regulator and found in products including gelatin, jam, sweets, ice cream, carbonated beverages, milk powder, wine, and processed cheeses, and may help prevent utis, but not proven. Likely not harmful, though. ...Read more

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I have been given disodium hyrogen citrate liquid for UTI infection but I have blood pressure for 3 yr at 140/150 by 90... Will it affect pressure?

I have been given disodium hyrogen citrate liquid for UTI infection but I have blood pressure for 3 yr at 140/150 by 90... Will it affect pressure?

Probably Not: Disodium hydrogen citrate has many uses, primarily in foods, as an antioxidant or a booster for other antioxidants. It can also be used to neutralize acid. In medicine, it is used to ease pain on urination, reduce crystals in the urine, increase antibiotic cell penetration (esp., sulfa drugs), and reduce certain types of stone formation.
If your BP is sensitive to sodium, it may affect your bp. ...Read more

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Blood in urine, do men get UTI also? I am seeing blood in my urine and feeling pressure only when I go urinate. The only symptoms I had before I started seeing blood yesterday was discharge of a thick substance showing up on my underware for about a week.

Blood in urine, do men get UTI also? I am seeing blood in my urine and feeling pressure only when I go urinate. The only symptoms I had before I started seeing blood yesterday was discharge of a thick substance showing up on my underware for about a week.

Absolutely: Men can definitely get utis. Symptoms of blood in the urine also require evaluation to rule out diagnoses other than UTI including stones and tumors of the urinary tract. Start by seeing your urologist and getting a urinalysis and urine culture. And a hematuria (blood in urine) workup if blood confirmed in urine. You urologist will direct the diagnosis and treatment following these tests. ...Read more

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Have what feels like bladder and vaginal pain and pressure with trace blood in urine but no uti and had hysterectomy 3 years ago ideas on what wrong?

Have what feels like bladder and vaginal pain and pressure with trace blood in urine but no uti and had hysterectomy 3 years ago ideas on what wrong?

QuacksLikeADuck??: What do you mean "no UTI? " You have some of the symptoms. Was a urine culture done? (the gold standard in your case). And why was your 'hooterus' yanked out? Could something have 'grown' as a result of that? Still have your ovaries? Bowel habits normal? Was a pelvic exam done? There's a lot to consider. Talk to whomever checked your urine or get a second opinion. Don't freak, just go a step at a time. ...Read more

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New symp of uti. Urgency, low fever, pressure. Nitrate and leukocyte neg but micro blood positive. Can urinalysis be neg in very early uti infections?

New symp of uti. Urgency, low fever, pressure. Nitrate and leukocyte neg but micro blood positive. Can urinalysis be neg in very early uti infections?

See remark: Not really if you have the symptoms of UTI. Was a culture done? Most urologists would treat you it you
have fever and await culture result.
If you have hx. Of UTI make it a habit of using cranberry juice or tablets as a prophylaxis
Wishing you best of health ...Read more

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After 10 days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI (bacteria and white blood cells in urine), I still have freq. Urge to urinate and feel pressure below. Residual?

After 10 days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI (bacteria and white blood cells in urine), I still have freq. Urge to urinate and feel pressure below. Residual?

Maybe: Several things are possible. You could have a case of prostatitis. That requires a longer course of antibiotics for a cure. You could be on the wrong antibiotic. Check to see if a urine culture was done and that you are on the proper antibiotic.
If you are not emptying your bladder, you could predispose yourself to a bladder infection and it could be more difficult to clear the infection. ...Read more

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Does uti cause vaginal fishy odor?

Does uti cause vaginal fishy odor?

No, BV does!: Sometimes disturbances to the natural bacteria in your vagina (douching, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, etc) can allow abnl bacteria like Gardnerella to overgrow and cause a fishy odor. It's not sexually transmitted, but can be treated w/ Metronidazole (Flagyl)/Clindamycin/Boric Acid. See your GYN for a prescription and be examined for other potential causes. Nothing urgent/dangerous though. ...Read more

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Does the medication for a UTI cause a lot of discharge?

Does the medication for a UTI cause a lot of discharge?

No: Antibiotics don't directly cause discharge. Broad spectrum antibiotics as a result of reducing your normal "flora" (protective bacteria) can lead to a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis, both of which can cause discharge. ...Read more

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Do UTI cause mood swings?

Do UTI cause mood swings?

Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause pelvic pain?

Yes.: If untreated a simple UTI can cause extensive inflammation in the bladder / urethra and then ascend into the ureters and the kidneys. This can be very painful and make you very sick with high fever and a significant amount of pain in the pelvis and costovertebral areas. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause a miscarriage?

Can a UTI cause a miscarriage?

UTI miscarriage?: 23 F asks can UTI cause a miscarriage? ANS: Possible but not likely. Ask the Dr. Team taking care of you as they know you best. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause severe leg pain?

It can: Cause severe low back pain. I have not seen severe leg pain. ...Read more

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Could a UTI cause a miscarriage?

Probably not: There are many different reasons for miscarriage ranging for chomosomal problems to blood clotting problems. Uti unless severe with fever generally do not cause ...Read more

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Can UTI cause moving testical pain?

Can UTI cause moving testical pain?

Testalgia: Testis pain is not caused by UTI for the most part. Prostatitis (infection or inflammation in the prostate gland) often can cause vague aching in the testes. Get checked out. You may need antibiotic, but not for "uti". ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more