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What are clean catch urine tests for bladder infections?

What are clean catch urine tests for bladder infections?

Urinalysis and: Urine culture + sensitivities. Positive urine nitrite test for bacteria +/or leucocyte esterase white blood cells confirmed by microscopy will demonstrate a urinary infection. Urine culture will grow any any bacteria present and sensitivities will demonstrate which antibiotics will be effective. Pure bacterial colony count of >100, 000/ml on clean void culture indicates a uti, <100, 000 on cath. Spec.

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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How do docs tell the different between minor UTI or bladder infections and a severe kdiney infection from a urine sample?

How do docs tell the different between minor UTI or bladder infections and a severe kdiney infection from a urine sample?

Clinical: A detailed microscopic urine analysis may provide information to suggest that a urinary tract infection involves more than just the bladder (cystitis vs. Pyelonephritis). The diagnosis is generally made on clinical grounds (signs and symptoms) +/- blood tests.

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My doctor has diagnosed me as (possible m.S.) I am having problems with constant bladder infections. Why does my urine feel heavy, smell awful, ?

Chronic UTI: Multiple sclerosis and other neurologic issues may adversely impact on bladder functioning. This may lead to include bladder emptying, recurrent uti's, and increased back pressure on the kidneys. You should see a urologist and a neurologist. You need urine testing, renal and bladder ultrasound and you may need your bladder function tested with urodynamics.

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What could clear tissue in urine mean? 74 yr old with one kidney removed due to cancer as well as bladder infections.

What could clear tissue in urine mean? 74 yr old with one kidney removed due to cancer as well as bladder infections.

Not sure what: Clear tissue may mean, but it is time to get a urne analysis and some blood work, and then decision about imaging or cystoscopy. You did not say if it was the kidney, its pelvis or ureter that was cancer. I would definitely call or visit your urologist.

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Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Probably okay if...: Have you felt some change in your usual voiding pattern like burning urination or urethral discharge? Did you get urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine, which should be the minimal yet surest way to confirm if having UTI etc. What you described could be normal to reflect some amorphous phosphate sediment in alkaline urine followed with clear urine. So, seek evaluation & counseling...

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What causes repeat bladder infections?

What causes repeat bladder infections?

Many answers: There are many possibilities. A common one in a 30 year old woman who is sexually active is minor trauma during sex.

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What causes you get bladder infections?

What causes you get bladder infections?

Several factors-: Keeping infections out, our urinary system is designed to push urine completely out. Infections occur when microbes aren't flushed out, allowing it to travel upstream and grow in unvoided urine that remains. This may occur if there is an anatomical problem like an enlarged prostate that weakens urine flow and causes urinary retention, or physiologic issues that causes urine backflow (aka.Reflux).

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What are the causes of bladder infections?

What are the causes of bladder infections?

Inadequate Emptying: Bacteria are overwhelmingly bacteria present in stool (reason for advice: wipe front to back), grow back up the urethra (tube to the outside), some can partially adhere to the cells lining the urethra & inner bladder wall, may grow fast enough between voiding & not be adequately washed away during each voiding + several additional issues. See: https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/872086.

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What can cause bladder infections in teenage boys?

What can cause bladder infections in teenage boys?

Bladder infection: bladder infection in teenagers is unusual unless there is a history of kidney reflux causing repeated infections and scaring of kidneys or bladder. Teenagers who are sexually active can have sexually transmitted diseases that looks and acts like bladder infections

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Can bladder infections cause color and what other symptoms?

Can bladder infections cause color and what other symptoms?

Maybe: The "other symptoms" such as painful urination or frequency of urination are much more important in diagnosing utis. Color and odor of urine are more determined by what type of food intake or medications you're taking.

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What causes a bladder infection? What are some of the common reasons people get bladder infections?

Bladder infection: Sometimes called a urinary tract infection. Caused by bacteria. Need to be checked by a doctor may need antibiotics.

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Can a hemorrhagic cyst cause bladder infections?

Can a hemorrhagic cyst cause bladder infections?

No: Bladder infections are caused by urogenital bacteria ascending the urethra. A hemorrhagic cyst would have nothing to do with it.

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Does Xanax (alprazolam) cause bladder infections?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) cause bladder infections?

It should not: There may be other factors that the xanax (alprazolam) may be effecting. On its own it should not.

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What are the causes of bladder infections after having intercourse?

Minor trauma: A bit of trauma to the urethra (the short tube which carries urine from the bladder to the outside) prevention may include some care during sex and /or antibacterial medicine taken to prevent infection.

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Do chronic bladder infections cause my prostate gland to get bigger?

Do chronic bladder infections cause my prostate gland to get bigger?

No: Bladder infections per se do not cause prostate enlargement. Prostates tend to enlarge slowly with advancing age. Rapid prostate enlargement can be caused by prostatitis (actual infection of the prostate gland). Chronic bladder infections can lead to to prostatitis which in turn indirectly can cause prostate enlargement.

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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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