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Can you have a UTI without symptoms?

Can you have a UTI without symptoms?

Yes: Not all utis are associated with symptoms, even in an otherwise 100% healthy person. Many people with neurogenic bladder dysfunction can have completely non-symptomatic utis. Some people mistakingly think that urinary malodor is not a symptom, whereas it can be a symptom of a uti. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Can you have a UTI with no symptoms?

Can you have a UTI with no symptoms?

Here are some ...: Yes, "it" is called asymptomatic bacteriuria. Go to review the writing in http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000520.htm. Thereby, you will gain a glimpse at that and how it is for individual clinical scenario. Or you may type in "asymptomatic bacteriuria" in the Internet for more useful resources to read and learn, Best wishes ... ...Read more

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Does having a yeast infection cause you to have some what cloudy urine? I don't have UTI symptoms.

Does having a yeast infection cause you to have some what cloudy urine? I don't have UTI symptoms.

See answer: Vaginal yeast infection usually associated with whitish vaginal discharge, redness, vaginal irritation/burning/itching. If discharge mixes with the urine after leaving the bladder then may give contaminated urine a cloudy appearance. Urine, on the other hand, may normally vary from clear to cloudy depending on the effect of diet on urine ph: if too acid or alkaline causes precipitation of sediment. ...Read more

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If you have a kidney infection, does that automatically mean you have a bladder Infection also? I know you can have bladder infection without pyleonep

If you have a kidney infection, does that automatically mean you have a bladder Infection also? I know you can have bladder infection without pyleonep

Not necessarily: Infection in the kidney need not be associated with urinary bladder infection or cystitis, even the bugs in urine are traveling through the bladder. However the question is moot since infection of the kidney is a more serious issue and treatment of that would take care of bladder infection, in any. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can you have a UTI without fever?

Can you have a UTI without fever?

Yes: It is certainly possible to have a UTI without having a fever. If you have other symptoms of a UTI, then see your Dr. for an evaluation and testing to get diagnosed and treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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What's wrong if you still have symptoms of a UTI after medicine?

What's wrong if you still have symptoms of a UTI after medicine?

UTI persists: The bacteria causing the UTI may be resistant to the antibiotic used; you might have interstitial cystitis, which involves the bladder wall; or another condition may be causing the symptoms. See fp again for urine culture & sensitivity & more extensive evaluation to determine other possible causes. ...Read more

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If a culture shows bacterial growth, does that mean you have an infection even if you don't have any symptoms?

If a culture shows bacterial growth, does that mean you have an infection even if you don't have any symptoms?

Not necessarily: What was cultured? What organisms were grown? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a kidney infection or a urinary tract infection ?

How do you know if you have a kidney infection or a urinary tract infection ?

UTI: Kidney infections are more serious and cause fever, chills, flank pain and cloudy urine classically. Bladder infections usually cause urinary frequency and burning and at times there can be blood in the urine. Cultures are done to document infection and identify the offending organism. ...Read more

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Can you have WBC in a urine analysis if you have an hsv2 bladder infection ?

Can you have WBC in a urine analysis if you have an hsv2 bladder infection ?

Certainly: White blood cells are common in women's urine even in the absence of infection unless the specimen is catheterized. ...Read more

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Can you run fever a couple of days before you start having signs that you have an infection?

Can you run fever a couple of days before you start having signs that you have an infection?

Fever is a sign: Fever is often the first sign of an infection. You can have a fever before seeing other, more specific signs of an infection but the fever itself can be a sign of an infection. ...Read more

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Do I have a kidney infection? I have the signs of someone with a kidney infection but my urine test says other wise.

Do I have a kidney infection? I have the signs of someone with a kidney infection but my urine test says other wise.

I : I am assuming you are talking about a urinalysis and urine culture. Your doctor needs to be made aware of your continuing symptoms. You may need imaging studies like an x-ray, ct scan or ultrasound to look for other things such as kidney stones. Please follow up. ...Read more

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When you have a bladder infection do you have breast pain?

When you have a bladder infection do you  have breast pain?

Never heard of that: I have never heard of that symptom occurring with a bladder infection and I have been in practice for > 30 years. ...Read more

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If you have a std, will you always have vaginal discharge, or is it possible to have a STD and urinate like normal and show no other symptoms.

If you have a std, will you always have vaginal discharge, or is it possible to have a STD and urinate like normal and show no other symptoms.

It is possible: Early stage std has no symptoms at all. Vaginal discharge and abnormal urination are not always present in cases of std. A young female like yourself should have std screening once a year, even you don't have symptom. ...Read more

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What signs would have you concerned that a child may have lymphoma?

What signs would have you concerned that a child may have lymphoma?

See below: Hodgkin's lymphoma usually presents as steadily growing painless lymph node often in neck region whereas Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presents as either slow- or rapidly growing lymph node associated with enlarged liver, spleen, and weight loss. ...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