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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy And Uti Symptoms

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Questioning UTI symptoms or possible early pregnancy symptoms ?

Questioning UTI symptoms or possible early pregnancy symptoms
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Take HPT to know.: pregnancy - may have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, insomnia, gagging & yawning. ...Read more

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How can kidney/uti symptoms differ from ectopic pregnancy?

How can kidney/uti symptoms differ from ectopic pregnancy?

Very different: An ectopic pregnancy typically presents itself in the first trimester with first trimester vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain, usually in the pelvic area. UTI pain is often manifested as burning upon urination, suprapubic discomfort, urinary frequency and urgency, and pyelonephritis can cause accompanying fever, flank pain, nausea/vomiting, and costovertebral angle tenderness. ...Read more

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How do kidney/uti symptoms differ those of ectopic pregnancy?

How do kidney/uti symptoms differ those of ectopic pregnancy?

Not as severe: Usually an ectopic pregnancy presents with much more severe pain and in a more acute presentation compared to a uti. It also is associated with bleeding and pain located on one side. ...Read more

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How do kidney/uti symptoms differ from those of ectopic pregnancy?

Yes: Renal colic is like a progressively severe toothache in the flank and back with nausea and vomitung. The pt can not find acomfortable psoition and moves around. Ectopic pregnancy is an acute pelvic pain- blook irritates the pelvic lining and moving around makes it worse. ...Read more

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Uti symptoms but no UTI on culture is what?

Uti symptoms but no UTI on culture is what?

It may never show up: Utis is a clinical diagnosis - that means for a physician, we rely mainly on the patient's symptoms (pain on urination, hesitancy, frequency, flank/supra pubic pain) to make a dx. In many cases, we can grow and isolate the offending organism in the lab in <24hrs.. In other cases, it is much harder to do this (eg chlamydia, ureaplasma, mycoplasma) - sometimes resulting in a negative culture. ...Read more

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I have frequent urination for over a year, and now UTI symptoms?

I have frequent urination for over a year, and now UTI symptoms?

UTI - Diabetes: You need to be evaluated for a urinary tract infection via urinalysis, and diabetes by a blood sugar level. Please be seen by a doctor this coming week. 1 year of these symptoms is not good and leads me to think it could be from undiagnosed diabetes. And if diabetes, you can get UTI's much easier! Go get checked out. ...Read more

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I have some UTI symptoms. Can i treat this without going to the doctor?

I have some UTI symptoms. Can i treat this without going to the doctor?

Yes: There are a number of over the counter herbs and supplements that may help if taken early enough or there are foods to avoid if they cause symptoms to flair. An old standby (if not allergic) is called azo. Not enough space to name all that have had claims of helping. Do not ignore if no fast reponse or if fever. If recurrent, more than 3 in 6 months further eval rec. ...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


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