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Causes And Symptoms Of Uti
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
Yes: Endometriosis is frequently associated with interstitial cystitis. This is where you feel like you have a UTI but there are no bacteria. In many patients the endo causes so many impulses along the pelvic nerves that the signals start going backwards and cause neurogenic inflammation that triggers the bladder pain and sensitivity. All causes of pelvic pain need to be identified for adequate relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause UTI symptoms and not be a uti? Ciprofloxacin lessened the symptoms but has not completely erased them.
See below: There is a phenomenon known as interstitial cystitis, or painful bladder syndrome, that often affects women and creates this chronic uti-like cluster of symptoms without an actual infection, and respond somewhat to antibiotics but never fully. It is poorly understood, and treatment is not standardized. See your doctor for further evaluation and trials of different regimens to see what works! ...Read more
I have tested my urine and have ++leucocytes and + protein. What could cause this? I have no symptoms of uti.
Can group b strep cause UTI symptoms? Have had symptoms of UTI with culture positive for gbs. One doc says yes, could be the group b. Another says no.
My fiancé has a rash like spot on his inner thigh, has an odor&yellowish discharge. Washed before we had sex. Could that cause me to have UTI symptoms?
Doubt. But,: You are describing an infection possibly an abscess. He needs treated. We all have bacteria on our skin with no infection developing. If bacteria is pushed under skin like in case of scratch, infection happens. Urine infection is common from sex unless strict hygiene is followed. There is a bacteria called mrsa, however, that have higher spread rate among couples. He needs to be checked for this. ...Read more
I developed burning of the face n fine bumps of d face n mouth the second n third day of taken cipro.I took it cause I had uti symptoms.Y.
Hypothetically, how long can a UTI go untreated before it causes more noticeable symptoms and/or turns into something more serious?
Maybe forever: Most UTIs don't lead to complications, such as spread of infection into the kidney (pyelonephritis, kidney abscess) or cause septicemia (blood poisoning). All are dangerous, sometimes fatal. They can happen any time from 1-2 days to a few years from start of UTI. If you suspect you have a UTI, you should see a doctor to confirm it and get proper treatment. Why risk a serious complication? ...Read more
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