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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.

Dr. Al Hegab
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Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Not always: Most utis, in people with normal bladder sensation, hurt &/or cause burning on urination. Some are associated with pelic, suprapubic or back pain. Some utis are painless.

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How serious is a urinary tract infection?

How serious is a urinary tract infection?

It depends: Most infections are simple bladder infections, although sexually transmitted diseases (which can sometimes cause sterility or serious or overwhelming infection) can have similar symptoms. It is important to make sure that a urinary tract infection is not involving the kidneys, or leading to infection in the blood.

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What can cause a urinary tract infection?

Many causes: Utis are caused by bacteria getting into bladder and multiplying. Bacteria can enter during sex and hence reason to urinate after sex. Toilet hygiene, not wiping front to back, also keeping thighs closed which traps urine in vagina. Bubble-bath and tubs rather than showers. Thong and non-cotton underwear. Constipation. Withholding urination, drinking too little or urinating often enough.

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How can I cure a urinary tract infection?

How can I cure a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: From your doctor. She wil want a urine sample.

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How do you get a urinary tract infection?

Here are some...: UTI emerges while personal defense ability does not suffice or fails to kill or eliminate the invading bacteria. Example, toothbrushing may result in bacteremia in many daily but without sickness; likewise does UTI. While bacterial presence is essential to get infection, that is not always the case; to become infected, some noticeable causes can be traced. .. like incomplete emptying bladder...

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How can I cure a urinary tract infection?

Call your doc: U need antibiotics and a to send a urine culture to make sure the antibiotics work.

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How do you treat a urinary tract infection?

How do you treat a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: Confirm UTI with urinalysis and get urine culture & sensitivities. Initiate course of antibiotics such as bactrim, Macrodantin or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) whilst awaiting culture report. Switch antibiotics if bacteria are resistant. Also advise liberal fluid intake, preferably water plus urinate every 2 - 3 hours. I also prescribe pyridium, if necessary, to relieve symptoms of burning on urination if severe.

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What's a urinary tract infection limited to?

What's a urinary tract infection limited to?

Urinary tract: That is kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. However a severe kidney infection can spread via the blood stream to the rest of the body, heart, brain, lungs etc..

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What is a sign of a urinary tract infection?

What is a sign of a urinary tract infection?

Varies by person,: Site of infection and type of infection. General symptoms are burning on urination, foul smelling urine, fever, excessive desire to urinate, abdominal pain etc.

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Are there signs of a urinary tract infection?

Are there signs of a urinary tract infection?

See a doctor: Common symptoms of a UTI include: burning while urinating, increased frequency of urinating, fever or chills, and change in color or smell of urine.

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Explain how you get a urinary tract infection?

Explain how you get a urinary tract infection?

Ascending and blood: Borne. Bacteria can reach the bladder by traveling up the urethra, especially in women. Kidney may get infected by seeding from blood borne bacteria. For details see this site. Http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/urinary-tract-infections-in-teens-and-adults-topic-overview.

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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)

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