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Can I go to the hospital/ ER if I have a UTI n have no insurance?

Can I go to the hospital/ ER if I have a UTI n have no insurance?

Yes: It may cost $$$ but you can always go to the er...Look for a free community health clinic in your area too. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Should I go to the ER for a mild uti?

Should I go to the ER for a mild uti?

No: Uti's are common. I would start with increased fluids and cranberry tablets, but if symptoms get worse or you develop fever then I would see your doctor in the office to get treated. I would try to avoid the emergency room. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER if I think I got a uti?

Should I go to the ER if I think I got a uti?

Need evaluation: This means urinalysis and also need antibiotics, if you have uti. Er is more for emergencies, would go to urgent care or a family doc. Would go to er if UTI comes with fever and/or bad back pains because it means more than uti, like pyelonephritis or urosepsis! ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER now or wait until morning? I've had what feels like a UTI since Sat. Morning. Very painfulLittle clots of blood are coming out.

Should I go to the ER now or wait until morning? I've had what feels like a UTI since Sat. Morning. Very painfulLittle clots of blood are coming out.

UTI: You certainly would benefit from having a urine culture and being started on a course of antibiotics. Assuming you have no fever or chills, you can probably wait until the morning to see your pcp. Otherwise, an urgent care center can handle this problem as well. ...Read more

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17 yrs old. I have a UTI. My mom thinks I should wait to go to the ER though I know im getting sicker. Should I go to ER on my own? I'm scared.

17 yrs old. I have a UTI. My mom thinks I should wait to go to the ER though I know im getting sicker. Should I go to ER on my own? I'm scared.

UTI: You could go to the ER, but they may not treat you because you are underage. Each state has different rules. By all means try to explain the gravity of the situation to your mother, so she can go with you ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone but do I also have a uti. Should I go to the er?

I have a kidney stone but do I also have a uti. Should I go to the er?

Yes...maybe?: If you have a kidney stone and the pain is manageable, then you should be ok. However, if you think you might have an infection, then you should probably at least be seen at an urgent care center and have your urine checked. If there is an infection, then you would need antibiotics at the very minimum. More likely you would need to have any blockage from the kidney stone treated asap. ...Read more

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Cant tell if its a UTI or my interstitial cystitis I had the pain since I had an IUD put in tuesday im in a lot if pain shud I go to the ER?

Cant tell if its a UTI or my interstitial cystitis I had the pain since I had an IUD put in tuesday im in a lot if pain shud I go to the ER?

No relation: There is no relation between IUD and interstitial cystitis
interstitial cystitis is more common than we tthought, under diagnosed, because the right diagnosis will required a cystoscopy and a biopsy by a urologist.
usualy it get suspected when the patient has UTI symptoms but the urine is clean ...Read more

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Hello in went to birthright and tested positive then went to the er and tested negative and they said I have a uti will that affect my monthly I'm 6 days late....and I'm on time every month....do u have any input?

Check again: Check again in a week. If its still negative you are not pregnant, or miscarried a very early pregnancy.

You should know that Birthright is a biased anti-abortion clinic that exists to talk women out of having abortions. I wouldn't trust anything they said personally and would get advice at an actual doctor's office. ...Read more

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I have a UTI and my left kidney is now killing me I have keflex 500 mg should I take that instead of going to the er. I've taken 2 keflex 500 mg today

I have a UTI and my left kidney is now killing me I have keflex 500 mg should I take that instead of going to the er. I've taken 2 keflex 500 mg today

See below: If you have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis) you need to see a doctor and get a urinalysis and urine culture. You may need a renal ultrasound to be sure you do not have an obstruction with hydronephosis or renal stones. The Keflex you took might interfere with the urine culture. ...Read more

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Pain/burning near my chest but its on the lower left rib cage, what could it be? Could it be a uti? Just happened I have no insurance to go 2 the er: (

Pain/burning near my chest but its on the lower left rib cage, what could it be? Could it be a uti? Just happened I have no insurance to go 2 the er: (

Possibly yes! Could: Be a number of other things, as well, like:
pneumonia, pulled muscles off the ribs, a rib fracture, bruising of the chest wall,
pain from the back (spine), kidney, spleen or pancreas problems, etc, etc. Rarely a neuroma (a nerve lesion) in the skin.
You don't need to go the er but you should see your pcp or a free clinic to be evaluated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti. Painful urination gone but still having back pain. Should I go back to the dr or to the er?

Back pain, UTI: Probably not related to UTI. Could be as simple as back strain or muscle spasms or if pain more localized, severe and radiating in the groin consider the possibility of a stone. Especially in the absence of a fever. If you have not been seen and evaluated, I would recommend you see your PCP to determine the cause ...Read more

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My partner gave me a UTI last month and started developing not so good symptoms so I was rushed to the ER. Is it possible that I contracted an STI?

My partner gave me a UTI last month and started developing not so good symptoms so I was rushed to the ER. Is it possible that I contracted an STI?

Yes: Intercourse can increase the number and frequency of UTI's in women. It is also a way to contract a STD, but the two can happen separately of each other. Because you get one does not mean you automatically have the other. Your partner also did not give you a UTI (like a STD) unless they took germs and squirted them up your pee hole with a syringe. The sex act just makes it more likely to happen. ...Read more

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I went to the ER last night and they said I have a uti. But it didn't burn when I pee. Is it supposed to burn when I pee?

I went to the ER last night and they said I have a uti. But it didn't burn when I pee. Is it supposed to burn when I pee?

Not always: There are possible symptoms for a UTI including dysuria (burning when you pee), polyuria (frequent urination), urinary hesitancy (difficulty starting to pee), incomplete voiding (feeling you have to pee again right after peeing), back pain, spasms, fever, nausea, etc. Any of these symptoms can occur. ...Read more

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Visted the ER on 4/22/14 for an UTI & I got the medicine for a UTI & STDs & I would like to know why I still have burning and pain weeks later?

Burning: The antibiotic you received is not working. Your urine should have been cultured and sensitivies to antibiotics should have been tested see you doctor and have your urine cultured for the proper antibiotic. ...Read more

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I still had UTI pain and went to the ER because bactrim didn't work. They switched to cipro (ciprofloxacin) because it helped me before and it's helping me now.?

I still had UTI pain and went to the ER because bactrim didn't work. They switched to cipro (ciprofloxacin) because it helped me before and it's helping me now.?

Urine culture: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) should clear up most uti's. If symptoms persist, a urinalysis with microscopic exam and a urine culture and sensitivity should be done to see if there is a UTI and what bacteria is causing it. If there still is a bacterial infection present the study will show what antibiotic should be prescribed. A followup culture should be done after treatment to make sure the infection was cleared. ...Read more

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I went to the ER bec I was feeling hot temp was 100.5 And I was cold. I am currently 3 months preg and they said I have an UTI. Today went to follow up and now they said there was no uti n trying to fight the uti got a yeast. Can I use monistat??

I went to the ER bec I was feeling hot temp was 100.5 And I was cold. I am currently 3 months preg and they said I have an UTI. Today went to follow up and now they said there was no uti n trying to fight the uti got a yeast. Can I use monistat??

OB care started?: The ER is great for emergency care, but not so great for pregnant women with chronic care issues. Have you started seeing an OB MD for continuing prenatal care yet? If not, see one now who can address the UIT, yeast, and provide safe Rx for both if needed to protect your developing fetus. ...Read more

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I've just been released from the er. Diagnosis severe UTI. I was given 2 tablets of pyridium (phenazopyridine). How long until I get some relief?

I've just been released from the er. Diagnosis severe UTI. I was given 2 tablets of pyridium (phenazopyridine). How long until I get some relief?

Depend...: Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is just a topical soothing agent, not an antibiotics, for the lining of bladder and urethra, which should exert its effectiveness right away but at unpredictable variable degree depending on the severity of infection and inflammation as well as personal tolerance. So, it is not for UTI, but as complementary agent to ease its related symptoms. ...Read more

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I went to the ER last night and was diagnosed with a uti. I'm wondering why at the end of the urine stream does it burn? I'm taking peridium & cipro (ciprofloxacin).

I went to the ER last night and was diagnosed with a uti. I'm wondering why at the end of the urine stream does it burn? I'm taking peridium & cipro (ciprofloxacin).

Unique symptoms: Not all urinary tract infections are the same. I understand that you're being treated with Pyridium and the antibiotic Cipro (ciprofloxacin) -- but burning at the end of urination is very characteristic for uti's that respond to the homeopathic remedy sarsaparilla. Homeopaths attend to particular symptoms like this, in order to prescribe correctly. So, the reason you have what you have is because you're unique. ...Read more

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I went to the er on yesterday and was diagnosed with a 3mm kidney stone and a uti. They gave me rocephin (ceftriaxone) by iv. How long will this take to clear up?

I went to the er on yesterday and was diagnosed with a 3mm kidney stone and a uti. They gave me rocephin (ceftriaxone) by iv. How long will this take to clear up?

Difficult to say: How long an infection takes to clear varies with many factors including the antibiotic given. Passing a stone also difficult to predict. Drinking plenty of fluids does help. If after 7 days you still have symptoms then call your doctor to see if any adjustments have to be made. ...Read more

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Should I return to ER to be admitted or wait to see pcm 4/10? I'm worried about dehydration, pain, n&v control, & UTI developing I was seen in the ER on 4/3/12.Cc: pain in my pelvic area (8/10), n&v. I was diagnosed with pid. I have defects of my bladder &

Hopefully: Hopefully you went back to the er. For the future and for anyone reading this post, if you are given antibiotics for a severe infection and are unable to tolerate anything by mouth, compounded by pain that is 10/10 then this situation requires prompt medical attention.
I hope you received adequate care. ...Read more

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Arm swelling & pain due to levaquin? On 2/17 went to the ER for what I thought was the flu, turned out to be a bad uti. Got an IV of meds and sent home w/ them. They didn't work so I ws back sunday and given levaquin. Few days later my arm started to ge

Arm swelling & pain due to levaquin? On 2/17 went to the ER for what I thought was the flu, turned out to be a bad uti. Got an IV of meds and sent home w/ them. They didn't work so I ws back sunday and given levaquin. Few days later my arm started to ge

It: It sounds like you suffered a "blown" vein from the iv. A vein could have possibly been nicked an eventually became "blown out" over time, which could result in your symptoms. Also consider a possible reaction from the tape that was used to keep the IV in place. It is unlikely a reaction from the levaquin, (levofloxacin) you would have had a more diffuse reaction (not localized to just one arm).
Hopefully you are better by now, if not see your doctor.
Take care. ...Read more

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Hurts while I pee, pain and discomfort after urination. Tested negative for std, UTI, diabetes at the ER. What else could cause these symptoms? Thanks

Urethritis: Many reasons including minor local urethral trauma from several reasons, including tight underwear, autoimmune disorder that may need more investigation, small kidney stones, or rarely, distal urethral obstructions. Suggest you see a urologist and have exam with some urine and blood tests if pain persisting, may need ultrasound or other tests if pain source unclear ...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