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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Urinary Tract Infection And Std

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Could frequent urination be a sign of an std? Sometimes urine is dark, but mostly not. I use the bathroom at least fifteen times a day, and its not simply the urge. It doesn't feel like a urinary tract infection; no burning, no feeling of urgency without

Could frequent urination be a sign of an std? Sometimes urine is dark, but mostly not. I use the bathroom at least fifteen times a day, and its not simply the urge. It doesn't feel like a urinary tract infection; no burning, no feeling of urgency without

Urinary: Urinary frequency could be a sign of a UTI (regardless of wether or not other symptoms are present. However a more concerning cause of polyuria is diabetes. You need to see a doctor asap in order to do a complete work up of this problem.
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How can you tell the difference between urinary tract infection and urinary incontinence?

How can you tell the difference between urinary tract infection and urinary incontinence?

UTI: A urinary tract infection most often causes burning with urination and urinary frequency and urgency. Urinary incontinence is leakage of urine with an urge to urinate or with physical activity. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a lower or upper urinary tract infection?

How to tell the difference between a lower or upper urinary tract infection?

History and exam: Asking the right questions along with a focused physical exam can provide helpful clues. Sometimes symptoms such as flank pain and fever can distinguish conditions such as pyelonephritis versus urinary tract infections/or bladder infection. Your physician may also obtain simple lab test.
Lastly, sometimes imaging is needed to look for other causes such as kidney stones. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference in symptoms of urinary tract infection and kidney stones?

I want to know what is the difference in symptoms of urinary tract infection and kidney stones?

Can be similar: Flank pain, blood in the urine, frequent urination and pain when urinating can all be cause by both of these problems. Typically, however, back, flank or groin pain predominates with kidney stones and pain during urination dominates in uti. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a urinary tract infection and a kidney infection? What symptoms are different?

What are the differences between a urinary tract infection and a kidney infection? What symptoms are different?

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. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a urinary tract infection & interstitial cys?

What are the differences between a urinary tract infection & interstitial cys?

The infection part: Interstitial cystitis (ic) is by definition a non infectious inflammation of the bladder. Urinary tract infections (utis) are most often caused by bacteria. Ic can be tough to diagnose so make sure you see a urologist before someone throws that diagnosis at you. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a bladder infection, urinary tract infection, and yeast infections?

See your HCP: It is critical to avoid waiting to treat a urinary tract infection (also commonly known as a bladder infection). Waiting to treat a bladder infection can lead to a serious complication - another urinary tract infection called a kidney infection. Seeing your hcp who can check your urine and your vaginal discharge will result in a specific diagnosis. Don't delay! ...Read more

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5 month old son had urinary tract infection without fever&normal us, vcug is recommended its invasive I d prefer repeat urine tests what should I do?

Do the VCUG.: He should have the vcug. It is very important to find out if there is reflux of urine backwards, up toward the kidney, which will predispose to more infections. The ultrasound looks at the size and structure of the kidneys and urinary tract, but not reflux. You can not tell this from repeat urine tests either. Repeated infections can cause damage to the kidneys. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of urinary tract infection what's the cure? Thank you. I'm in pain now.

What are the symptoms of urinary tract infection what's the cure? Thank you. I'm in pain now.

UTI: Burning with voiding along withe frequency and urgency to go are most common symptoms. A short course of antibiotics is very effective. ...Read more

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Should I be worried still if I suspected I had a urinary tract infection but the symptoms disappeared.

Better safe..: Just to be on the safe side, make sure that you're up to date on testing for sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. ...Read more

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How do I get pain relief for urinary tract infection?

How do I get pain relief for urinary tract infection?

AZO/Pyridium: Phenazopyridine, sold over the counter as AZO or Pyridium (phenazopyridine) will stop most cases of UTI itching, burning, pain. It is NOT a treatment and can only safely be used for a few days. Don't worry if it turns urine orange. That's normal. Must simultaneously treat the UTI, usually with antibiotics, so you will need to see your dr and likely get a urine test before antibiotics are prescribed. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of an awful urinary tract infection?

How do I get rid of an awful urinary tract infection?

See your doctor.: You need to see your doctor for an antibiotic prescription to treat the current infection and to evaluate any underlying issues, such as enlarged prostate, urine reflux, that may be predisposing you to the infection. ...Read more

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Can I conceive when I am suffering from urinary tract infection?

Up to you: It might be uncomfortable, but there is no other impact if you are trying. ...Read more

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How can I fight urinary tract infection and hyponatremia parallely?

How can I fight urinary tract infection and hyponatremia parallely?

UTI: Antibiotics and hydration should suffice, assuming this is only due to dehydration. If preexisting conditions resulting in chronic hyponatremia no need to fight it or correct it right away. ...Read more

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Can I take ofloxacin for a urinary tract infection, I have 200mg pills?

Can I take ofloxacin for a urinary tract infection, I have 200mg pills?

Probably: Ofloxacin is an antibiotic that would typically be effective in a urinary tract infection. The usual dose would be 200-400 mg twice daily for about 5 days. As with any potential infection, the best way to determine proper treatment is to get a culture and sensitivity test on the urine. If you self treat, it would be best to get a urine culture in about 2 weeks to prove you were cured. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some pain in my kidneys and I also have a urinary tract infection. Is that what causing it?

What to do if I have some pain in my kidneys and I also have a urinary tract infection. Is that what causing it?

Need evaluation..: If you have a uti, and now have developed kidney pain, then you might have a kidney infection +/- kidney stones. You need to be seen immediately because sometimes this requires hospitalization to treat. ...Read more

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Get a urinary tract infection often after I have sex, what's going on?

Honeymoon cystitis: Cystitis after sex is also called honeymoon cystitis. Bacteria colonizing the short urethra in women can be forced up into the bladder during intercourse. The use of a condom does not prevent this. Voiding immediately after intercourse may help. Taking a prophylactic antibiotic such as trimethoprim/sulfa 80/400mg. Or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 125 mg. After sexual intercourse are usually effective. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a yeast infection, urinary tract infection, or something else?

How can I tell if I have a yeast infection, urinary tract infection, or something else?

OTC tests: There are over-the-counter test kits to check for each as a screening tool. Next step is to treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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How soon after finishing my anitibiotics for a urinary tract infection can I have sex?

How soon after finishing my anitibiotics for a urinary tract infection can I have sex?

I believe anytime: Unless there is a specific issue with your condition, the type of antibiotic you are using or some very unusual problem, taking antibiotics should not preclude one from having intercourse. If a vaginal or penile condom is used, I cannot think of a reason otherwise. Take the antibiotics as prescribed and take care of yourself. See your doctor otherwise (call or return to clinic). ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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