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Do I Have A Urine Infection
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
I have a urinary track infection and a yeast infection. I have to pee a lot but it stings. I don't have my medicine yet. What could I do to?
You need a doctor: Or if you can find a school nurse to help you - that would be advisable. The risk is that the urinary infection progresses to something more... like a kidney infection, that can make you quite sick. For now I would drink, drink, drink alot of fluids since that will help to flush out the bacteria (your body already is 'flushing') but I strongly advise getting professional help as soon as you can. ...Read more
I think i may have a urinary tract infection. It hurts to urinate and my urine is faded and had a strong odor. What do I do?
See your doctor.: Start drinking fluids & make an appointment with your doctor. Note all symptoms, including pain, back or side pain & fever. You may take Ibuprofen or Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for relief, but be sure to go in for a urine test and culture even if there is improvement. Do not take old or expired antibiotics, unless approved by your physician. If you get a prescription, take the full course without stopping/skipping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a warm & irritated uretha and clitoris lately I have to urine a lot . I think I have a UTI or a yeast infection . Can you cure your own UTI ?
See your doctor: Utis usually have symptoms like burning when you pee, the urge to pee frequently, sometimes foul smelling or bloody urine. Yeast infections usually are accompanied by itching, burning, and a vaginal discharge. Ultimately, only your doctor can confirm which you have and give you the right treatment. ...Read more
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
My bladder hurts a little but I don't have problems to urinate. Do I need a urine culture sample?
Bladder issues: Sometimes a germ that is causing a problem has only 'mild' symptoms. If something is bothering u and is not getting better on it's own after a couple days, then I think indeed you need a doctor to investigate. The issue would be whether this progresses to something else. I'm thinking of organisms such as Chlamydia, Ureaplasma, Mycoplasma etc. These might not show up on a typical UA, but get the MD ...Read more
Why do I always get a yeast infection or bladder infection after I have already taken antibiotics?
Good bac. Destroyed : Whenever a patient takes antibiotics, they're killing good and bad bacteria. Most likely, you are destroying your good bacteria and decrease the shielding effect against unwanted organisms, that includes bad bacteria, fungus(yeast), and viruses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed with a urine infection but i think it might be in my kidneys too. How do I get checked?
DMSA renal scan: Dmsa nuclear renal scan is probably best way to confirm a kidney infection. It will demonstrate ares of dimished nuclide uptake in affected areas. Presence of back pain &/or flank or costo-vertebral tenderness ( tapping over lower ribcage at the back). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell if someones got a kidney infection without a urine sample? I got told i had a bad kidney infection today but he never checked my urine.
UTIs: I often get a sense of a real UTI just from the history or story the patient tells me. A female often knows very well that they have a UTI and these need treatment urgently. The pain or other symptoms can be nearly unbearable. I treat frequently in this specific scenario without testing. ...Read more
I need to give a urine sample to my doctor but i think i may have a yeast infection. Will the yeast infection affect my urine test results?
I have a certain kind of yeast infection but I also have burning when peeing so I did an at test home kit and it was positive for UTI what should I do?
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
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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