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Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Urinary tract infection for life?

Urinary tract infection for life?

Very unlikely: Recurrent uti's occur but a permanent UTI is very unlikely. Other diseases can mimic a UTI such as interstitial cystitis, polycystic kidney disease, lithium toxicity, sarcoidosis, & bladder cancer. Patients with prior surgery, retained surgical material, stents, kidney stones or abscess may require long term antibiotics for treatment & suppression. A specialist can sort out these problems. ...Read more

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Symptoms of urinary tract infection?

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Symptoms of urinary tract infection?

See below: Classic symptoms are burning/pain upon urination, with less common being fever, increased frequency, and increased urgency. Cure is with antibiotics. See a doctor to verify with a urine study. ...Read more

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Causes of male urinary tract infection?

Causes of male urinary tract infection?

Multiple: Cause of male UTI are varied and can include - poor fluid intake, phimosis (tight foreskin) and poor hygiene, urianry tratc stones, benign prostate enlargement with incomplete bladder emptying, uretharl stricture, urinary tract stones, and obstruction anywhere in the urinary tract. Furthermore, abnormal connection between the urinary tract and the intestine diverticulitis or cancer may occur. ...Read more

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What are urinary tract infection symptoms?

What are urinary tract infection symptoms?

Must recognize: Urination is not normal. Burning, urgency, bladder discomfort, frequency. If in the kidney, thirst, flank pain. Fever is common. Never trivial, but today easy to treat effectively. Any concern, a physician office visit may save your life. ...Read more

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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.. ...Read more

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What is the cause of urinary tract infection?

What is the cause of urinary tract infection?

Many reasons: It is a very broad question. Girls before puberty suffer from it, young adult women suffer from it (honeymoon cystitis), older women suffer from it (post menopausal). Men suffer from it especially with stones, bladder tumors. These are just a few examples. Hence if the urinary infection is recurrent, it must be investigated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a urinary tract infection?

What to do if I have a urinary tract infection?

See a: Medical provider for proper treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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What could aggravate a urinary tract infection?

Not getting treated: Not getting it treated quick or adequately! ...Read more

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What are the tests for Urinary Tract Infection?

What are the tests for Urinary Tract Infection?

Urine Culture: So called "clean catch" urine need to be submitted for culture and sensitivity in order to have the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a urinary tract infection?

UTI: The surest way to know if you have a urinary tract infection is to have your urine checked. There are urine dipsticks that can detect infection. The symptoms of a UTI can include painful urination, feeling like you have to urinate often, but only passing a very small amount of urine, and urgently feeling like you have to urinate. It can get worse from there. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a urinary tract infection?

Treatment of UTI: You should see a doctor who will order a urine culture and will start you on some antibiotics to cure it. ...Read more

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How to know if u have an urinary tract infection?

How to know if u have an urinary tract infection?

UTI: The surest way to know if you have a urinary tract infection is to have your urine checked. There are urine dipsticks that can detect infection. The symptoms of a UTI can include painful urination, feeling like you have to urinate often, but only passing a very small amount of urine, and urgently feeling like you have to urinate. It can get worse from there. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for a urinary tract infection?

What are the symptoms for a urinary tract infection?

Frequency & burning: Are most common symptoms, plus urgency to urinate. Urine can be foul smelling or contain blood. Lower abdominal or pelvic pain. As well as fever can be present. Back or flank pain if infection has reached the kidneys. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a urinary tract infection?

What should I do if I have a urinary tract infection?

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 more

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How to determine if I have a urinary tract infection?

UTI: Symptoms can include frequent urination, burning or pain, blood in the urine, hesitancy, dribbling, pain just above the pubic area if it's localized to the bladder and pain in the flanks if it gets to the kidneys. Check a urinalysis to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to help a urinary tract infection from returning?

How to help a urinary tract infection from returning?

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. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Urinary Tract Infection?

UTI: • Risks may include pyelonephritis, strictures in male urethra, sepsis or low birth weight or premature deliveries. ...Read more

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What are the signs of urinary tract infection in women?

What are the signs of urinary tract infection in women?

Pain with urination: There are several common symptoms, not eveyone has all the symptoms

burning with urination
cloudy urine
unpleasant smell to urine
more frequent urination
blood in urine. ...Read more

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Don? T understand ways to get a urinary tract infection?

Don? T understand ways to get a urinary tract infection?

Bacterial entry: Bacteria gain access to bladder and multiply. Can gain entry with sex and multiply if not expelled by urinating after sex. Bacteria can enter if urine is trapped by closed labia or via thong or synthetic fabric underwear. Fecal bacteria can be present on skin aound vaginal & urethral opening & make their way up into bladder, eg by above routes. Estrogen causes urethra to thicken & be more protective. ...Read more

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Could you describe how you get 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. ...Read more

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Is their any thing like chronic urinary tract infection?

Chronic UTI: If one if a male with a chronic uti, some form of urinary outflow obstruction needs to be ruled out. See a urologist to find out if there is a problem in your urinary tract. These obstructions will lead to repeated uti's until they are found and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a urinary tract infection in women?

What are the signs of a urinary tract infection in women?

Urgency, Pain: Urinary tract infections are infections of the urinary system. It is usually from a bacteria that is typically associated with the digestive tract. Typically it causes, pain, frequency of urination, urgency, hesitancy, blood in the urine. It can be a severe problem in older people and is a major cause of illness for them. ...Read more

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What are warning signs of urinary tract infection in men?

What are warning signs of urinary tract infection in men?

See below:: Frequent urination, strong, persistent urge to urinate (urgency), burning or tingling sensation during or just after urination (dysuria), low-grade fever, cloudy urine with a strong odor, blood in urine. For more info see: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/bladder-infection/ho00022. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't treat a urinary tract infection?

What happens if you don't treat a urinary tract infection?

Resolves slpwly: An untreated urinary tract infection will usually eventually clear up on it's own. However, sometimes the infection will ascend to the kidneys (called pyelonephritis) which can damage the kidneys - and on rare occasion the infection can lead to sepsis and death if untreated. The benefit of treatment is a speedier resolution, with much less risk of complications. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to treat a urinary tract infection?

What is the quickest way to treat a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: In the bad old days, common bladder infections were one of the common causes of death, especially in young women. Today's antibiotics changed this, and drinking plenty of water and taking cranberry juice or capsules may help. Especially, find out whether you have a predisposing factor -- stone, diverticulum, malformation -- and see if this can be addressed. ...Read more

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What occurs to you if you didn't treat a urinary tract infection?

Infections can be se: Urinary tract infection can spread, start in the bladder and then move on into the kidney. Such infections can be life threatening. So do not take this lightly and get an antibiotic asap. ...Read more

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Which cures for a urinary tract infection are considered effective?

Which cures for a urinary tract infection are considered effective?

Cranberry and fluid: Fluid hydration and frequent emptying of your bladder is the most important way to cure bladder infections at home. Cranberry concentrate pill will also help, acidifying the urine and preventing bacterial adherance to the bladder lining. If symptoms persist you should seek care from your doctor. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to be scared if you have a urinary tract infection?

No: No - just make an appointment with your doctor to get it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What will happen to the person if he/she has a urinary tract infection?

Usually nothing: Uncomplicated utis are usually easily treated with a short course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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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


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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