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How do you know if you have a uti?

How do you know if you have a uti?

See your doctor: Most patients with a urinary tract infection will have an increased frequency of urination in concert with some pain when they urinate. Many will also have blood in the urine and pelvic pressure. Sometimes a fever will result. To be sure, an analysis of the urine with a culture will give useful information on the best treatment. ...Read more

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


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My grandmother is talking like a child and but knows everything that is going on she but doesn't no she is talking weird she also is very fidgety she has a UTI could that cause the symptoms and elderly and if so what should we do?

My grandmother is talking like a child and but knows everything that is going on she but doesn't no she is talking weird she also is very fidgety she has a UTI could that cause the symptoms and elderly and if so what should we do?

Possibly: sometimes the elderly can exhibit symptoms of dementia when they have a UTI and when it clears they may not completely recover for some time. She needs to be watched closely till she recovers ...Read more

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White blood count little high blood in urine on and off UTI feet and ankles hurt no one knows why?

White blood count little high blood in urine on and off UTI feet and ankles hurt no one knows why?

Reiter's Syndrome: Certain urinary infections can also cause arthralgia in the feet. If symptoms don't respond to antibiotics for the uti, you may also wish to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What tests are given for utis?

UA and urine Cx: You need to have urinalysis and urine culture to confirm UTI and identify the organism and its sensitivity pattern that will help in modifying antibiotics. If repeated uti's in a female; tests to identify the etiology are needed such as ultrasound of kidneys or other tests. ...Read more

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Can klarycid be used to treat utis?

Can klarycid be used to treat utis?

No: Klarycid or Clarithromycin is used to treat upper respiratory and sinus infections. It is not effective for the bacteria usually found in utis and would not be recommended for that purpose. ...Read more

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What could the cause my frequent utis?

What could the cause my frequent utis?

Many reasons: 1. Resistance of the bug that lies dormant and revives. 2. Rough sex. 3. Poor immunity. 4. Strange as it may seem a common cause is poor diet---too many calories that induce a relative vitamin deficiency. When cellular energy resources are compromised any organ's function can be impaired. ...Read more

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What is uti?

What is uti?

Infection: A UTI stands for a urinary tract infection. This includes infections of the bladder and kidneys. ...Read more

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What is UTI?

What is UTI?

UTI: Most urine infections are caused by germs which come from your own bowel. They cause no harm in your bowel but can cause infection if they get into other parts of your body. These bacteria sometimes travel to the tube which passes urine from your bladder (the urethra) and into your bladder. http://patient.info/health/urine-infection-in-men ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more