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Doctor insights on: Urine Tract Infection While Pregnant

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What can cause cloudy urine other than a tract infection?

What can cause cloudy urine other than a tract infection?

Urine: Most commonly this is due to precipitation of salts in the toilet bowl as there is a sudden change in the ph and therefore in the pka of the various calcium, magnesium and oxalate salts in the urine. ...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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Does urine supposed to have an odor when having an uninary tract infection?

Does urine supposed to have an odor when having an uninary tract infection?

Not necessarily: Urinary tract infections are caused by an infectious agent in the urinary system. This is usually a bacteria and usually is limited to the bladder (i.e. bladder infection). The most common symptoms are burning with urination and having to urinate frequently (or an urge to urinate). The urine is usually cloudy, a reflection of both bacteria and white cells that try to clear the infection. ...Read more

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What does occasional cloudy urine mean? Itchiness that comes with it. Could i possibly have a minor urinary tract infection?

What does occasional cloudy urine mean? Itchiness that comes with it. Could i possibly have a minor urinary tract infection?

Possibly: Urinary tract infections don't tend to be "occasional." they tend to have a start and an end. You should definitely have a urine test to see what is there especially at the time of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it wise to have sex when i have a urine tract infection as im not sore? If so what could happen?.

Is it wise to have sex when i have a urine tract infection as im not sore? If so what could happen?.

UTI: Sometimes pressure from the penis on the urethra can lead to a physiologic obstruction which can precipitate or perpetuate UTI, but this does not always occur. ...Read more

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Will a urinary tract infection show up on dipstick urine test?

Will a urinary tract infection show up on dipstick urine test?

Mostly: Nitrite reagent in dipstick works for most gram negative organisms, but does show gram positive bacteria like enterococcus, staphlococcus or streptococcus etc.. Latter 2 are considered "skin" organisms but can be cause of utis in some, especially subjects on intermittent catheterization. Leucoocte esterase for wbcs in urine usually but, not always reliable. Urine culture is most reliable. ...Read more

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When you are a female does urine tract infection necessarily have to burn when urinating?

No: You can have a urinary tract infection without painful urination (dysuria). Pain occurs if the urethra is irritated form the infection, but if the infection is more in the kidneys or bladder you may not have pain. Could go more often (urinary frequency), gotta go right away (urinary urgency), or blood in urine (hematuria). You may or may not have fever, and urine may smell. ...Read more

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If a urine test that is called uwbc is in the 6-10 range is that indicative of a urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis: Generally, we accept no more than 2 white cells in the macroscopic exam. More cells than that are abnormal and often reflect a urinary tract infection. I would definitely repeat the test (it is inexpensive) to make sure it was a "clean" catch, but if it is still abnormal, your provider will want to send a sample for culture to determine the proper antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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