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If I Have To Pee More Than Usual Do I Have A Urinary Tract Infection
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
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 ?
When I pee there is literally nothing coming out, but I feel like I have to pee, is this a urinary tract infection?
Maybe: That is the definition of urinary hesitancy which is difficulty in passing urine either starting or maintaining the urine flow. That may be related to infection. Other common causes: obstruction such as prostate enlargement and medications including over the counters. Also there are lots of rare or uncommon causes. If you are experiencing it, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get it treated.: Please get this treated, because if it is not, it could progress to pyelonephritis and damage your kidneys. It can also lead to cystitis or bladder infection and might even get in the bloodstream, resulting in sepsis. The standard antibiotic is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or tmp-smx. Others, like aminoglycosides and cephalosporins are also used. See your doctor and get treated asap. ...Read more
Can symptoms of a urinary tract infection come and go? I sting after I pee and then I go a day or 2 without stinging? Then the stinging comes back.
Yes: That might occur with a uti, but you may also have an infection in the prostate. See you doctor and get tested and on some antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a urgency to pee after peeing, could it be urinary tract infection? If so can it go away on it's own?
Possibly: The urge to urinate occurs when the bladder is inflamed or irritated. If you drink a lot of caffeinated beverages this can cause urgency but infection can also cause this symptom. I would see your doctor to check your urine to make sure it is clear and that no antibiotics are needed. ...Read more
I think i may have a urinary tract infection. It hurts to urinate and my urine is faded and had a strong odor. What do I do?
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
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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