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Symptoms Of A Urine Infection In Men
UTI: Urinary tract infections are rare in uncircumcised boys, and very rare in circumcised boys. When they do occur, the boy is usually very young (days to weeks) and has something underlying in the urinary tract that predisposes to infection. The vast majority of boys i've seen complaining of pain with urination did not have a urinary tract infection, they had manual irritation. ...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
Urgency, Pain: Urinary tract infections are infections of the urinary system. It is usually from a bacteria that is typically associated with the digestive tract. Typically it causes , pain, frequency of urination, urgency, hesitancy, blood in the urine. It can be a severe problem in older people and is a major cause of illness for them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly, yes: With usual midstream urine specimen, infection only in the urethra might night not show elevated white blood cells or bacteria on urinalysis; the initial flow could flush the urethra. However, UTI is rarely limited to the urethra. By far the main causes of localized urethral infections are STDs: gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonoccal urethritis (NGU). Discuss with doctor, esp if at risk for STD. ...Read more
Several symptoms. : The most common symptoms of a bladder infection are pain with urination, low abdominal and pain, frequent urination with occasional sensations of urgency. There is sometimes blood in the urine, and in severe cases, fever and flank pain if the kidney is involved. If you think you have an infection, see your physician who can test your urine and recommend treatment. ...Read more
I know sugar in the urine is a symptom of diabetes, but can sugar in the urine be a symptom of kidney cancer?
Bacteria: The first possibility is that it is a "dirty sample" meaning that bacterial contamination took place and it was not a clean catch urine. In the event that it was clean, the presence of bacteria along with other markers, symptoms, and so forth would give a better picture. The presence of wbcs, leukocyte esterase, and nitrites are common in urinary tract infections. So more info is needed. ...Read more
Urine culture showed strep viridans 10,000-25,000 bacterial colonies. Mild burning at the end of urination in a female. Should antibiotics be used?
Maybe, maybe not: Strep viridans is not a common cause of UTI but is often present in the genital area and easily contaminates voided urine. And real UTI usually has higher numbers. But if careful clean-catch urine specimens show signs of infection (increased WBC without epithelial cells) and had the same culture result, with no other bacteria, a trial of treatment might be warranted. Discuss with your doctor. ...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
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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