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Urinary Tract Infection High Blood Pressure
Doctor is still waiting for the results of the swab and blood. What are the odds I have a urinary tract infection?
UTI: Sorry to hear about your problem. Given the information you sent all I can say is that the chances are not zero. I specialize in this and here for next 2hours. Lets talk. ...Read more
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
My docotor find blood in my urine she thinks I may have a UTI urinary tract infection but I have no symptoms. Can u explain what it is. I'm 9 weeks preg?
UTI: It is not umcommon to have"silent" urinary infections. ...Read more
Get it treated.: Please get this treated, because if it is not, it could progress to pyelonephritis and damage your kidneys. It can also lead to cystitis or bladder infection and might even get in the bloodstream, resulting in sepsis. The standard antibiotic is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or tmp-smx. Others, like aminoglycosides and cephalosporins are also used. See your doctor and get treated asap. ...Read more
I have white blood cells in my urine sample, and they said it's not an urinary tract infection, what else could it be?
Genital infection?: Women often have elevated WBC in urine because of contamination of the sample with genital fluids. WBC are common in vaginal fluids, for example, often (but not always) because of infections like yeast and STDs. Also, symptoms of yeast and STDs often are similar to UTI. If you are sexually active and not tested recently for gonorrhea and chlamydia, make sure your doctor knows and get tested. ...Read more
In regards to last question I had in regards to small blood in urine I did have a urinary tract infection which was fixed. So could it be serious?
Blood in urine: If you have blood in your urine with no bacterial infection, a cause needs to be found. You could be bleeding from your kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra. Blood in the urine is abnormal and the cause of it needs to be found. See a urologist for a complete work up for it. Good luck. ...Read more
How does endotoxin from urinary tract infection get to the blood? Do they diffuse into the blood vessel from outside?
How long would a person need to have a urinary tract infection before the infection spread to their blood stream?
Varies: That's a tough question to answer because everyone is different. An untreated UTI can ascend the ureters and involved the kidneys (pyelonephritis). This untreated can lead to sepsis (infection spread into blood). Timing can depend on many things such as anatomy, organisms involved as well as time that antibiotics are initiated. ...Read more
Inflammation.: Bacterial infections can cause inflammation/irritation of the lining of your urinary tract leading to traces of blood making its way in your urine. Also explains why sometimes with a bad cold we sometimes see streaks of blood in mucous and phlegm. Bacteria similarly cause irritation of the respiratory tract lining. ...Read more
If an e coli urinary tract infection showed to be susceptive to norfloxacine, why did the doctor prescribed me ofloxacine, I feel its not working.
Similar drugs: These two meds are very similar and reasonable substitutes for each other. If treatment for a UTI does not result in improvement after several days then a reevaluation is warranted. ...Read more
UTI: Burning with voiding along withe frequency and urgency to go are most common symptoms. A short course of antibiotics is very effective. ...Read more
Should I be worried still if I suspected I had a urinary tract infection but the symptoms disappeared.
AZO/Pyridium: Phenazopyridine, sold over the counter as AZO or Pyridium (phenazopyridine) will stop most cases of UTI itching, burning, pain. It is NOT a treatment and can only safely be used for a few days. Don't worry if it turns urine orange. That's normal. Must simultaneously treat the UTI, usually with antibiotics, so you will need to see your dr and likely get a urine test before antibiotics are prescribed. ...Read more
Get checked out.: If this has been happening, it is likely due to some underlying problem that allows for recurrent uti's. You might have an infection of the kidney, or it might be from repeated use of catheters if you use them. Also, women are at higher risk for uti's. So go see your doctor to find out. ...Read more
RU prone?, same UTI?: Most utis r from e.Coli, most common bowel organism. Was original UTI treated with an appropriate (ie sensitive) antibiotic? If not, it's same infection. If new utis: need to empty bladder after sex, use cotton & no thong underwear. Shower rather than bathe, avoid constipation & separate thighs widely with urination. Consume lots of water and void regularly. Consider cranberry juice, tabs/gelcaps. ...Read more
Up to you: It might be uncomfortable, but there is no other impact if you are trying. ...Read more
Probably: Ofloxacin is an antibiotic that would typically be effective in a urinary tract infection. The usual dose would be 200-400 mg twice daily for about 5 days. As with any potential infection, the best way to determine proper treatment is to get a culture and sensitivity test on the urine. If you self treat, it would be best to get a urine culture in about 2 weeks to prove you were cured. ...Read more
What to do if I have some pain in my kidneys and I also have a urinary tract infection. Is that what causing it?
Honeymoon cystitis: Cystitis after sex is also called honeymoon cystitis. Bacteria colonizing the short urethra in women can be forced up into the bladder during intercourse. The use of a condom does not prevent this. Voiding immediately after intercourse may help. Taking a prophylactic antibiotic such as trimethoprim/sulfa 80/400mg. Or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 125 mg. After sexual intercourse are usually effective. ...Read more
OTC tests: There are over-the-counter test kits to check for each as a screening tool. Next step is to treat it appropriately. ...Read more
I believe anytime: Unless there is a specific issue with your condition, the type of antibiotic you are using or some very unusual problem, taking antibiotics should not preclude one from having intercourse. If a vaginal or penile condom is used, I cannot think of a reason otherwise. Take the antibiotics as prescribed and take care of yourself. See your doctor otherwise (call or return to clinic). ...Read more
Yes.: Flank pain in the setting of a urinary tract infection could indicate ascending infection from the bladder to the kidney. Fever is a common sign of a kidney infection. The urine should be cultured for the identity of the pathogen and it's sensitivity determined. Appropriate antibiotics that cover kidney infections should be started empirically, then tailored to the results of the urine culture. ...Read more
Postcoital cystitis: Sometimes women experience urinay tract infections (UTI) as a direct result of sexual intercourse. Bacteria can be pushed into the urethra during sex, leading to increased risk for a uti. If your answer were yes to the dr.'s question, you may have been advised to void as soon as practical after sex. If it is a recurrent problem, you may be given an antibiotic to take after sex. ...Read more
Yes: But that is a rather unusual combination of antibiotics for a UTI caused by a single strain of bacteria. Check with your doctor and make certain that is what they want you to take and find out why. If they do not have a good answer get a second opinion. See an infectious diseases expert. There are many in chicago. ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more