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How do I know am clean from a urine infection?

How do I know am clean from a urine infection?

By symptoms: Usually after being treated with the proper antibiotics, the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (urinary frequency, urgency, and burning on urination) resolve. However if one wants to know without a doubt if an infection is gone, one can have a repeat urinalysis and culture done post treatment. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

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


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I don't have insurance and i'm pretty sure I have a urinary tract infection. What can I do to safely get rid of this?

I don't have insurance and i'm pretty sure I have a urinary tract infection. What can I do to safely get rid of this?

No insurance: Urinary tract infection are not good as they can cause damage if left untreated. Diagnosis is important so that the correct treatment is initiated. There is no natural way to treat - certainly drinking fluids helps but is not curative. You really should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes? I am going to the doctors today to get cultured. Can a yeast infection cause cuts?

How do I know if I have herpes? I am going to the doctors today to get cultured. Can a yeast infection cause cuts?

Both yeast infection: ; herpes infections can cause what seems like tiny cuts. Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure ; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes. ...Read more

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What to do if i think i got a bladder infection or kidney. How did i get one?

What to do if i think i got a bladder infection or kidney. How did i get one?

Bacteria: Bacteria typically, but other organisms as well, enter into your bladder through the urethra and flourish in the environment of the urine. ...Read more

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I am being sent to a urine specialist can you tell me what sort of test they will do I am prone to kidney infections?

I am being sent to a urine specialist can you tell me what sort of test they will do I am prone to kidney infections?

First : They will probably check to see that your anatomy is normal. Your kidneys are normal, your bladder and ureters. Of they find something it might be correctable . ...Read more

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I'm suffering from gonorrhea how do I have it cured. And whenever i try to poo i see blood. I need a cure please.

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I'm suffering from gonorrhea how do I have it cured. And whenever i try to poo i see blood. I need a cure please.

Antibiotics: Gonorrhea is treated with a single shot of ceftriaxone, with Azithromycin given at the same time for any non-gonococcal urethritis that happens to be along for the ride. Your rectal bleeding is more concerning, however; you need to see a doctor urgently about it, especially if there is a large amount of blood. ...Read more

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Hi I think I got a ear infection how do I get rid of it naturally without antibiotics.? Is there home remedies to do it thank you.

Hi I think I got a ear infection how do I get rid of it naturally without antibiotics.? Is there home remedies to do it thank you.

Acidifying ear canal: For my patients with mild outer ear infections I recommend 4-5 drops of white vinegar twice a day for several days. If that doesn't work, they should be be seen. Careful, If one has a hole in the ear drum, the vinegar will burn. You have had tubes placed in your ear in the past, so you might. Go slow ! Not sure? Then be seen by primary or urgent care. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an infection from shaving?

How do I know if I have an infection from shaving?

Symptoms: Shaving may cause follicles to become inflamed with 'ingrown hairs' that are not necessarily infected. If the area is hot, tender, swollen, indurated or has purulent material present then there concern for an infection. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 38 weeks pregnant and i need to clean my system out of THC using a detox drink how long would.It take?

What do you suggest if I am 38 weeks pregnant and i need to clean my system out of THC using a detox drink how long would.It take?

No such thing: No matter what claims any company makes, or anything you find online, there is no such thing as a "detox drink." If you have been using drugs, and you are worried about being tested, STOP USING and hope for the best. You need to be worried more about your unborn baby getting the best chance s/he can get. Talk to your OB about help with your drug problems and get a referral. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a bacterial infection? Plus is is serious? Please help I'm a little nervous and scared and how do I get rid of it?

How do I know if I have a bacterial infection? Plus is is serious? Please help I'm a little nervous and scared and how do I get rid of it?

Bacterial infection: You should get examined by a doctor who can order a culture and sensitivity if indicated after which the appropriate anti-biotic could be prescribed. It's also possible that a diagnosis could be made by exam alone and antibiotic then prescribed depending on the type of infection you have. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a water infection with tender kidneys?

Water infection: If you mean a bladder infection, you have to have your urine cultured to see if there are bacteria there and get it treated with an appropriate antibiotic. If you have a fever and flank tenderness, you may have a pyelonephritis (P). A P is a more serious infection that will require hospitalization. See a physician to diagnose and treat your problem effectively. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a urinary tract infection or gonorrhea?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a urinary tract infection or gonorrhea?

See Dr. or clinic: Testing for STD or any venereal disease is free in NY. Always best to get tested ASAP. Worth using protection from now on! ...Read more

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Ive just recovered from yeast infection. But how can i tell if i have a healthy vagina? Like how can i tell if my vagina looks healthy?

Ive just recovered from yeast infection. But how can i tell if i have a healthy vagina? Like how can i tell if my vagina looks healthy?

Symptoms : If you have no symptoms of burning, itching, urinary symptoms, discharge, foul smell and sexual intercourse is not painful, it is likely that you don't have an infection though some infections like cervicitis can be asymptomatic, having a physician do a pelvic examination, vaginal examination and colposcopy will be useful in reassuring you. ...Read more

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Hello, just wondering why it takes me a while to pee, and to do so I have to sit n wait n push... Do I have a urinary tract infection ?

Hello, just wondering why it takes me a while to pee, and to do so I have to sit n wait n push... Do I have a urinary tract infection ?

Don't push to pee: It is easy to get into this habit and it is not good for your urinary tract. Concentrate on relaxing the pelvic muscles to urinate. Don't rush. If you still have problems consult a pelvic floor physical therapist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a urinary tract infection?

How do I know if I have a urinary tract infection?

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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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