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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

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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Wife had an unwell feeling. Went to the doc and doc says UTI and low blood sugar but she is not diabetic. What could it be? On meds for UTI now.

Wife had an unwell feeling. Went to the doc and doc says UTI and low blood sugar but she is not diabetic. What could it be? On meds for UTI now.

Low sugar/UTI: Your wife could have felt unwell from her uti. A low blood sugar reading is not indicative of diabetes. It can cause a person to feel weak, dizzy, foggy headed, heart racing, clammy, sweating, and even pass out. It can occur at times if you haven't had enough calories that day. Also can occur if you eat a meal high in simple sugars.

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After having a uti, finding glucose in my urine, and testing negative for blood sugar problems, I haven't been able to hold urine at times.

After having a uti, finding glucose in my urine, and testing negative for blood sugar problems, I haven't been able to hold urine at times.

Glucose in urine: It is not normal for you to have glucose in your urine. I am not sure what you mean by "testing negative for glucose problems". Have your physician order a hemoglobin a1c test. If it is normal, then you do not have diabetes. Your description of not being able to hold urine, at times is a concern. Have your physician sent you to a urologist to see why you have problems with holding your urine.

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I had sugar and blood in my urine, but tests for UTI were negative. I got diagnosed with ic. No pain but frequent urge to pee. Other possible causes?

I had sugar and blood in my urine, but tests for UTI were negative. I got diagnosed with ic. No pain but frequent urge to pee. Other possible causes?

No sugar in IC: Glucose in urine isn't a finding in patients with interstitial cystitis. The most common reason in a female to have both sugar and blood in urine is if she has diabetes and provided the urine sample around the time of her period. Making a lot of urine and being thirsty are typical symptoms of diabetes. Please discuss with your doctor.

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I have been checking my blood sugar for the past 3 days and its 116 115 127 I'm not diabetic but my family has it. Can I have prediabetes I have particles in urine. Uti neva go. Need help what to do.

I have been checking my blood sugar for the past 3 days and its 116 115 127 I'm not diabetic but my family has it. Can I have prediabetes I have particles in urine. Uti neva go. Need help what to do.

See your PCP: First of all, make sure you do fingerstick on an empty stomach. Second of all, you may have glucose intolerance. Please see your pmd to determine, may need to have 2 hr glucose tolerance test done.

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I urinate alot. Is really annoying day and night. Doctor check for UTI it came out negative even my sugar level is fine. What it could be?

I urinate alot. Is really annoying day and night. Doctor check for UTI it came out negative even my sugar level is fine. What it could be?

Frequency: Frequency of urinatioin is influenced by many things including the two that you mentioned. Level of hydration (amount of liquids you consume), amount of diuretics consumed (caffeine, alcohol), size of bladder, bladder overactivity, to name a few. You may wnat to see a urologist for evaluation if symptoms concern you this much.

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I have a bad UTI & taking a strong antibiotic. My blood test (sugar/lipids/hemoglobin) is in 2 days. Would it affect results? Should I reschedule?

I have a bad UTI & taking a strong antibiotic. My blood test (sugar/lipids/hemoglobin) is in 2 days. Would it affect results? Should I reschedule?

Nope! Well, maybe...: Infections can make your sugar level rise in the short term but really shouldn't affect your 3 month a1c. Infections definitely won't affect lipids (cholesterol) or hemoglobin (blood count). Of course, your doc might have a different opinion so best to call his/her office ; ask.

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Is ocean spray no sugar added cranberry juice good for uti?

Is ocean spray no sugar added cranberry juice good for uti?

UTI: Forget cranberry juice. This is an old wives tale. Go see a doctor and be treated with antibiotics.

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Dad is on jardiance and it has lowered his blood sugar to almost perfect levels. But doesn't jardiance increase risk of UTI? And UTI can cause sepsis?

Dad is on jardiance and it has lowered his blood sugar to almost perfect levels. But doesn't jardiance increase risk of UTI? And UTI can cause sepsis?

See answer: In the pool of five placebo-controlled clinical trials, there was a very small increased incidence of UTIs of <1-1.5% over the incidence seen with placebo when compared with the Jardiance 10 mg and Jardiance 25 mg doses. Something to be aware of but, in my opinion, good control of blood glucose and identification and control of any other risk factors for UTI much more important.

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On birth control, brown discharge and cramping and a UTI. What are the possibilities of what this could be? Start sugar pills tomorrow.

On birth control, brown discharge and cramping and a UTI. What are the possibilities of what this could be? Start sugar pills tomorrow.

You need some tests: This could be a lot of things. You need a pregnancy test and a urine analysis and a detailed history and physical. You should see your doctor

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Why am I peeing a lot I get lots of anxiety I also eat lot of sugar my dr told me it was not a UTI but when I drink water I go right after and dizzy?

Why am I peeing a lot I get lots of anxiety I also eat lot of sugar my dr told me it was not a UTI but when I drink water I go right after and dizzy?

Doctor can evaluate: A pediatrician or family medicine doctor can evaluate to see where the problem is coming from. A person can start by eliminating added sugar from the diet. Limit fruit juice to 6 or 8 ounces a day, and replace the other sugared drinks with plain water. Not drinking enough water can lead to dizziness symptoms. Avoid processed foods, or choose those with the least amount of added sugar.

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What tests are given for utis?

What tests are given for utis?

Urinalysis: Any urgent or a primary care office should carry out a quick urine dip to determine an uti. An official test would be a urine culture which takes longer. Otherwise your clinical symptoms such as burning, frequency, urgency, chills, fever and hestinancy would increase likelihood.

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Can klarycid be used to treat utis?

Can klarycid be used to treat utis?

No: Klarycid or Clarithromycin is used to treat upper respiratory and sinus infections. It is not effective for the bacteria usually found in utis and would not be recommended for that purpose.

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What could the cause my frequent utis?

What could the cause my frequent utis?

Many reasons: 1. Resistance of the bug that lies dormant and revives. 2. Rough sex. 3. Poor immunity. 4. Strange as it may seem a common cause is poor diet---too many calories that induce a relative vitamin deficiency. When cellular energy resources are compromised any organ's function can be impaired.

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How to cure uti?

How to cure uti?

Antibiotics: Antibiotic treatment guided by a urine culture is the standard for treatment in kids. Many adults are treated based on the assumption which can be true, but you could be erroneous. You can have similar symptoms and not really have a bacterial infection. Ingestion of acidifying agents like cranberry juice has been advocated by some to suppress bacterial growth but the benefit is unclear.

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Medicine for uti?

Medicine for uti?

Medicines for UTI's: Oral antibiotics or antifungal agents depending on the infection. Certain antibiotics may be too strong for certain patients: eg women with simple bladder infections may be best treated with agents that are only excreted in the urine (such as Nitrofurantoin or monourol) to avoid subesequent vaginal yeast infections - treating a "small" infection with a howtizer may not always be the best answer.

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How to clear a uti?

How to clear a uti?

UTI: You treat UTI with antibiotics, stay hydrated, and if recurs get urine culture to determine causative agent and its sensitivity to specific drugs. Good luck.

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Can I die from a uti?

Can I die from a uti?

From pyelonephritis: Severe kidney infections causing pyelonephritis, xanthopyelonephritis, kidney abscess or pyonephrosis (obstructed swollen kidney with pus) are all dangerous for bacteria to pass into blood stream, this leads to septicemia, which can result in death. An occasional severe bladder or prostate infection can do same thing. Immunocompromised subjects (with impaired immunity) are at greatest risk.

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What is done for a uti?

What is done for a uti?

Urinetest antibiotic: Urine should be tested to confirm presence of a UTI followed immediately by a course of antibiotics prescribed by your dr., np or pa. Also drink lots of water and don. T hold back on urination. Take a laxative such as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) if you are constipated.

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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more