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Symptoms Of A Urine Infection
Same as adults: Except babies can't communicate where it hurts so they just act uncomfortable, cry more often, change their eating/sleeping habits, etc. Babies are usually incontinent so it's impossible to check for any frequency or urgency in urination. However, because immune system isn't fully developed, we worry more about bladder infection spreading into kidney infection. So we need to evaluate/treat urgentl. ...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
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
Do not ignore: Urine infection in pregnancy is more common and more likely cause serious problems. Symptoms are going frequently (also normal in pregnancy) but look for a change, going urgently, pain with urination. Bad smell, blood in urine, tenderness in the lower abdomen. Fever and kidney pain are signs it has gone to the kidney and caused more serious infection. Get care earlier than if not pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood in urine: Blood in urine is called hematuria. If you can see it, it is macroscopic hematuria meaning larger amount of blood than if u had microscopic hematuria. If infection has been ruled out by proper culture, which can not be assumed always, other causes of inflammation like growth, stones, drugs and other renal diseases need to be ruled out. ...Read more
Would there be any connection between HPV without obvious symptoms and microscopic blood in urine without infection?
HPV and UTIs: Blood in the urine is most likely to be from an infection or inflammation. On very rare occasions blood in the urine can also represent renal cell cancer. Hpv, the virus that causes warts, cervical and rectal and throat cancer, is most likely not the cause of blood in a urine sample. Most strains of hpv do not cause cancer so i would advise you not to worry much about this. ...Read more
Lower abdominal pain moving to lower back? No symptoms for urine infection or constipation. Pain gradually worsened and spread to lower back on left.
Time to get help...: Abdominal pain is never normal, ; worsening pain even less so. Lots of things cause llq (left lower quadrant) abdominal and back pain--see earlier healthtap answers. When pain is persistent and progressive as you report, don't delay in seeking evaluation ; getting treated. ...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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