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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

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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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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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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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

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. Martin Raff
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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