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How Long Does Fever Associated With Urinary Tract Infection Last
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
5 month old son had urinary tract infection without fever&normal us, vcug is recommended its invasive I d prefer repeat urine tests what should I do?
Do the VCUG.: He should have the vcug. It is very important to find out if there is reflux of urine backwards, up toward the kidney, which will predispose to more infections. The ultrasound looks at the size and structure of the kidneys and urinary tract, but not reflux. You can not tell this from repeat urine tests either. Repeated infections can cause damage to the kidneys. ...Read more
My daughter 4 had a fever--urine results state she has small amount of hemoglobian and Lactose positive gram negative bacilli? Urinary tract infection
Incomplete data: To properly label a 4 yo as a UTI you would need a clean catch or catheterized urine, and growth of >50, 000 colonies/unit on a properly plated culture media. Just having pee with a germ in it doesn't qualify. The common squat pee collected in some offices is part vaginal wash out and will contain skin contaminant germs. This might or might not be a UTI. ...Read more
How long can a urinary tract infection be left untreated before it will become dangerous? This is for a friend who won't see the doctor, and I worry.
Depends: Infection in the urinary bladder alone may not become dangerous even if left untreated. There is always a risk that infection could spread to the kidneys. If kidneys are infected, then it can become dangerous in a matter of hours or days, if there is obstruction to urine flow and the patient is diabetic. It is best to get treatment at the earliest. ...Read more
Instantly ->few days: Bacteria can reach the kidneys almost instantly if the subject has vesico-ureteral reflux (urine backs up from bladder), or can take hours to days depending upon the bacteria. Some bacteria have tiny hair like projections (cilia) and can crawl through bladder vales and work their way up to the kidney. Sign of infection reaching the kidneys is when you develop back or flank pain. ...Read more
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. In general, a bladder infection should not ascend to the kidneys unless there is an anatomic abnormality with the ureters. (reflux). ...Read more
No: UTI cannot keep meth in your system longer. However, I would be remiss if I didn't suggest to you that you NOT DO METH! It is very bad for you. Hope this helps! ...Read more
See your doctor: You need prescription medication for treatment of urinary infection and your doctor will advise you on the type of medication and duration of treatment. ...Read more
See below: Hours to days depending on the type and quantity of the organism and the overall health of the host. ...Read more
How long would a person need to have a urinary tract infection before the infection spread to their blood stream?
Varies: That's a tough question to answer because everyone is different. An untreated UTI can ascend the ureters and involved the kidneys (pyelonephritis). This untreated can lead to sepsis (infection spread into blood). Timing can depend on many things such as anatomy, organisms involved as well as time that antibiotics are initiated. ...Read more
A few days: In most cases it should be resolved within a few days. ...Read more
It may not!: A urinary tract infection is a clinical diagnosis, and doesn't necessarily hinge on a positive urine culture. However, typical bacteria associated with uti's will test positive within 24hr. Cultures help in choosing the most appropriate antibiotic.However, keep in mind some microbes cannot be cultured, or aren't routinely cultured (e.g. Ureaplasma, chlamydia) - but can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
In regards to last question I had in regards to small blood in urine I did have a urinary tract infection which was fixed. So could it be serious?
Blood in urine: If you have blood in your urine with no bacterial infection, a cause needs to be found. You could be bleeding from your kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra. Blood in the urine is abnormal and the cause of it needs to be found. See a urologist for a complete work up for it. Good luck. ...Read more
Should I take amoxil 500 mg after taking ciprofloxacin 500 mg for my urinary tract infection? I had a urinary tract infection so the doctor gave me ciprofloxacin 500 mg to take for 3 days. I took the last pill this morning, however, I feel like I still ha
Not unless sensitive: Best management of a UTI is for dr to get urine sample for culture & sensitivities before antiantibiotics are taken. Patient can start antibiotics as soon as sample is taken. Result will be ready in 48 hrs. And show which antibiotics will be effective against bacteria causing your uti. If bacteria are resistant, as yours are, an appropriate antibiotic can be selected, usually not amoxil (amoxicillin). ...Read more
I am experiencing chills. I been having a urinary tract infection over a week now. Last week I went to see my primary care doctor and he proscribed me ciprofloxacn of 500mg, and it did help but it only helps while the effects of the medication last?
UTI: Burning with voiding along withe frequency and urgency to go are most common symptoms. A short course of antibiotics is very effective. ...Read more
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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