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How can I tell if I have a prostate infection or a bladder infection?

How can I tell if I have a prostate infection or a bladder infection?

Examination: To determine where the infection is and what type, an office evaluation and clinical history are important. In addition, adjunctive testing such as urinalysis and blood tests are important. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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How to know if I have a UTI or a bladder infection?

How to know if I have a UTI or a bladder infection?

Pain, frequency: Symptoms of a lower urinary tract infection ( bladder infection) include pain with urination, frequent urination, foul smelling urine, a feeling of incomplete bladder emptying. With an upper urinary tract infection ( involving the kidneys) additional symptoms may be back pain, fever and a flu like feeling. Either way, a doctor should be consulted. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a bladder infection or a yeast infection?

How do I know if I have a bladder infection or a yeast infection?

UTI: An evaluation by your pmd and a urinalysis should answer that question. A bladder or urinary tract infection often causes burning on urination and may cause "cloudy" urine. Yeast infection can cause "itching sensation". Both are treatable. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a bladder infection without symptoms?

Urinalysis: Nitrite test in urine is usually accurate in demonstrating a bladder or urinary infection also presence of white blood cells in urine. Urine culture is the most sensitive test. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a UTI or yeast infection?

UTI vs Yeast: An easy test to tell the difference is a urinalysis--it can see presence of bacteria or white blood cells in the urine. Both conditions may cause burning, itching or irritation. Utis usually have urgency and frequency or urination also. Yeast often produces vaginal discharge. Go see your doctor and give a urine sample so you can know. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a urinary tract infection?

How can I tell if I have a urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis, also C&S: Dipstick urine test containing nitrite reagent is quite reliable in demonstrating presence of uti, bacteria can actually be seen in urine by microscopy. Urine can and should be cultured to identify bacterial species and antibiotics to which the bacteria are sensitive. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a urinary tract infection?

How can I tell if I have a urinary tract infection?

Re-ask & clarify: If the symptoms are provided, the panel of doctors would be able to advise you if symptoms are c/w uti. Please reask & clarify. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a bladder or urinary tract infection?

How to tell if I have a bladder or urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis, also C&S: Symptoms of burning pain with and frequency of urination common with uti. Also foul smelling urine &/or pelvic or flank pain. Dipstick urine test containing nitrite reagent is quite reliable in demonstrating presence of uti, bacteria can actually be seen in urine by microscopy. Urine can and should be cultured to identify bacterial species and antibiotics to which the bacteria are sensitive. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure it if I have a bladder infection or kidney infection?

What can be done to cure it if I have a bladder infection or kidney infection?

Health care provider: Antibiotics are required for both. Should be no delay if kidney infection is supected. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a yeast infection or just irritation?

Vaginal: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Irritation alone should not cause a vaginal discharge. Dr can test to differentiate. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a UTI or a venereal disease?

How to know if I have a UTI or a venereal disease?

Testing: You did not list symptoms or exposure history. Even if you did, you need a local evaluation to confirm or exclude this collection of diagnoses. Only with a review of exposure history, exam and testing can this be answered with confidence. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have UTI or bladder infection?

How to tell if I have UTI or bladder infection?

Urinalysis and urine: Culture see your gyn or go to an urgent visit center as if u do u need to get started on antibiotics before the culture and sensitivity come back. ...Read more

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How can I tell when a bladder infection becomes a kidney infection?

How can I tell when a bladder infection becomes a kidney infection?

Symptoms: Fever could worsen; you could develop flank or back pain or tenderness among others. ...Read more

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I think i might have a kidney or bladder infection? How to tell the difference?

I think i might have a kidney or bladder infection? How to tell the difference?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a yeast infection or some other infection?

How can I tell if I have a yeast infection or some other infection?

MD can diagnose.: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. If there is a bad odor or discharge other than white or clear - it is probably not yeast. Your doctor can test to obtain correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a bladder infection from this symptom?

Symptom?: Please tell us what the "Symptom" is you that are referring to in your question. That will enable it to be answered. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...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