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Urine Tract Infection While Pregnant
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
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
I think i may have a urinary tract infection. It hurts to urinate and my urine is faded and had a strong odor. What do I do?
What does occasional cloudy urine mean? Itchiness that comes with it. Could i possibly have a minor urinary tract infection?
I think i may have a urinary tract infection. It hurts to urinate and my urine is faded and has a strong odor. What can I do?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes it can: Especially in men.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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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