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How do you know if you have a bladder infection?

How do you know if you have a bladder infection?

Few symptoms such as: Increase of urinary frequency, urgency, burning, dribling, and possibly different odor in your urine may suggest a bladder infection/cystitis. Vaginitis may present with similar sx, and maybe itching/vaginal dicharge/odor. In the elderly, often in nursing homes etc..Uti may present as confusion, increase urinary incontinence etc...If you have concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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As a concerned patient i need to know how do you know when you have a yeast infection?

As a concerned patient i need to know how do you know when you have a yeast infection?

Culture proves it : But usually the yeast infection can be easily identified by itching , redness , discagrge and/or burning of the genital area. ...Read more

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How would you know you have a kidney infection?

How would you know you have a kidney infection?

Pyelonephritis: An infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis) results in severe back pain, high fever and nausea/vomiting. Unlike an infection only involving the bladder, the ascension of bacteria into the kidney is a dangerous event. If you have these symptoms it is important to see a doctor and have your urine tested. Untreated pyelonephritis can result in permanent kidney damage, blood infection or shock. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

Good question: Sinusitis is the most over-diagnosed entity in the field of upper respiratory infections. The great majority of these infections are viral and are constantly being treated blindly and often with unindicated antibiotics. The symptoms of rhino-sinusitis are nasal congestion and obstruction, pain between the eyes, pain and pressure under the eyes and occasionally headaches.Yellow nasal drainage. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

Sinus Infection: Depending on which sinus(es) is/are affected, you will first experience symptoms of a cold- stuffy, runny nose, then headache or facial pain and pressure. Post nasal drip, feeling tired and fever is not uncommon. Your teeth may also hurt. If in doubt, check with with your doctor or ENT specialist. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

See below: Sinus infections are defined as cough and cold symptoms that are not any better after 19 to 14 days. The color of the mucous from the nose does not mean anything. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

Sinusitis: Ill, fever, malaise. Inflamed nasal passages, sinus tenderness, facial erythema, prior it'll edema. Purulent nasal discharge. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a kidney infection?

How to know if I have a kidney infection?

Symptoms or see md: Symptoms of UTI are burning, urinating more often and lower abdominal pain. If the pain spreads to your back or your have fever you may have a kidney infection. You should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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How do u know if you have a bladder infection?

How do u know if you have a bladder infection?

Symptoms of UTI: Symptoms of bladder infection( UTI) include urinary frequency , urgency, pain with urination, and blood in the urine, which may or may not be visible. Back pain, fever and flu like feeling may be present , especially if the infection has ascended to the kidneys. See a doctor if you have any of these symptoms ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a tooth infection?

How do you know if you have a tooth infection?

Tooth infection: Certainly severe pain, soreness when eating or drinking, swelling of the surrounding tissue etc. and of course seeing the dentist, will let you know you have an infection. ...Read more

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What to do if i might have a kidney infection?

Confirm Dx...: "pain over kidneys' and a few white or red blood cells in urine alone will not say or assume someone gets kidney infection. Instead, good history, proper physicals, properly collected urinalysis with or without imaging studies for urinary tract under knowlwdgeable experienced doctor can reasonably confirm if someone gets kidney infection. So, see doctor timely. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have a gall stone?

How do you tell if you have a gall stone?

Ultrasound: Exam is usually the only way to know for sure. If you are having symptoms, have your doctor order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have a hand infection?

How do you tell if you have a hand infection?

Signs of inflamation: Swelling, tenderness, redness, fever, heat could indicate infection.Hand infections are serious . Don't hesitate to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you know when you have a aneurysm?

How do you know when you have a aneurysm?

Definitively by scan: Aneurysms come in many different areas and sizes. Some can be found by a good physical exam, but most will be discoverd by plain x-ray (few), ultrasound (many) or ct scan/mri.....Depending where they are located, they may be assymptomatic, or cause symptoms by pressing on nearby structures... ...Read more

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What do you have to know before donating a kidney?

What do you have to know before donating a kidney?

See below: The doctors make sure you have 2kidneys, and in most cases no significant medical problems .Also blood group should be compatible. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a kidney infection?

Kidney infection : Is called pyelonephritis and is different from a bladder infection. A baldder infection or UTI is diagnosed with urine culture whereas to diagnose pyelonephritis a clinician uses physical exam to asses tenderness in back, imaging of kdineys with ultrasound or ct scan and urine culture results etc. No one single test is accurate in determining a kidney infection and this is a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if i think i might have a kidney infection?

What to do if i think i might have a kidney infection?

Do U have a UTI?: Kidney infections are infections of upper urinary tract, thus you may well have symptoms of urinary frequency, burning pain on urination &/or foul smelling urine & urinalysis should be positive for bacteria. Kis typically associated with back/flank pain & you would be tender to tapping lower rib cage on the back. Advise you to see your dr. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a yeast infection?

Symptoms & tests: I am not sure what location is of concern. In women, vaginal yeast infection is by far the most common one. Usually, they complain of curdy, discharge with or without associated burning. Frequently, they may have no symptoms. Using KOH preparation or a new test called affirm may confirm the presence of vaginal yeast. Gi yeast may be revealed at the time of egd/colonoscopy. Thrush is visible yeast. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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. Adrian Baudy IV
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Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) (Definition)

Inflammation of the kidney due to a bacterial infection. ...Read more