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Signs and symptoms of urine infection and could it be fatal?

Signs and symptoms of urine infection and could it be fatal?

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

Urine (Definition)

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

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What are the symptoms of urine infection during pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of urine infection during pregnancy?

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 more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications in case one is the cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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What are symptoms of urine infection on babys?

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

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Can you give me a list of urine infection symptoms in men?

Can you give me a list of urine infection symptoms in men?

UTI: Urgency, frequency, burning discomfort, tenderness over the pubic bone, and if upper tract you may have fever, chills, flank pain, rapid pulse and respirations. Why don't you go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Get urinalysis with a mid-stream catch
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Visit PCP or urologist
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Follow up with urologist
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Note other symptoms, related medical history
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What are the symptoms of e-coli infection in urine?

What are the symptoms of e-coli infection in urine?

Pain and blood: Dysuria (pain with urination), hematuria (blood in urine), lower pelvic pain, cloudy or foul smelling urine are common initial symptoms. Flank pain and fevers are more serious symptoms which should prompt urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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Two days urine infection vomiting once, now symptoms are gone am i ok?

Probably OK: I'm not sure that the vomiting was related to the urinary tract infection, but if you are feeling well now, you are probably ok. Check with a doctor if your symptoms return. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Go to your PCP have a complete exam urinalysis, a culture sensitivity.
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If all exams are normal, make a habit to drink a lot of water.
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Request regular urine checks to see if the blood in your urine persist
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Lately, my urine has a smelly odor. I don't have symptoms of a yeast infection (irritation, discharge) . What is it?

Lately, my urine has a smelly odor.  I don't have symptoms of a yeast infection (irritation,  discharge) . What is it?

Urine Odor: it could be from foods that are ingested. Some foods like asparagus are notorious for this. You also could have s bladder infection. You may want to see you doctor and have a urinalysis to make sure there is nothing wrong. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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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