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Is A Urine Infection A Sign Of Pregnancy
Can certain bladder infection symptoms be signs of pregnancy. Back pain, cramping, no stinging when urinating, no cloudy/bloody urine?
Yes and it can be: confusing. Back pain and cramping occur with both pregnancy and urinary tract infection (UTI), along with difficulty voiding, increased urine frequency, cloudy urine, malaise/fatigue and vaginal spotting. Pain on urination, bloody urine, and fever are only seen with UTI. Anorexia, morning sickness, dizziness, and mood swings are usually only seen in pregnancy. ...Read more
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
Certainly not: Can be due to so called "amorphous debris" which is innocent sediment often found in alkaline urine. Chyluria can also cause a milky cloudy urine. Chyle is a substance comprising lymph plus fatty material. Can occur during pregnancy and number of other medical conditions permitting lymph to leak into the urine. Utis are usually symptomatic, but, not always. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
UTI vs Pregnancy: Urinary tract infection (uti)symptoms may include urine that is cloudy ; strong smelling. There may be burning with urination ; a strong urge to urinate often while only passing small amounts of urine. Urine colors may be red, brownish or pink. Uti in women may be associated with pelvic pain ; in men may be associated with rectal pain. Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; >. ...Read more
Without Rx, Yes: A urinary tract infection may start in the bladder but can ascend to the kidney causing pyelonephritis. Once the kidney is involved, then the infection can spread to the bloodstream causing generalized sepsis, which in turn can cause "septic shock" and death without antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
I get UTI's often. Is the blood that was in my urine going away a sign that the infection is clearing. Or could I still have an infection?
Hematuria: The blood in the urine is usually due to the inflammation of the lining of the bladder, and if this is improving the bleeding may diminish, but whether the UTI is eliminated may depend on other parameters. If you are still symptomatic (burning, frequency of urination, suprapubic tenderness, fever, etc.) go back and see your doctor. If not, continue the course of therapy. Wish you better soon. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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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