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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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What is the outcome if I have a UTI and i'm six weeks pregnant. What is happening to the baby if it is being affected?

What is the outcome if I have a UTI and i'm six weeks pregnant. What is happening to the baby if it is being affected?

Uti: This gery common and treatable without long term effect to either of you. Need a culture done, preferrably a cath sample so the i.D. And sensitivities are known to choose an appropriate antibiotic for the situation. ...Read more

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Does UTI affect the outcome of a home pregnancy test?

Does UTI affect the outcome of a home pregnancy test?

Not usually: If you have any doubt, you can get a blood test that is more sensitive. ...Read more

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Can uti-related anti-biotics and other medication affect the outcome of pregnancy tests?

Can uti-related anti-biotics and other medication affect the outcome of pregnancy tests?

There are no meds : That I am aware of that are known to affect the accuracy of a pregnancy test. However, if you are being treated for a UTI and pushing fluids, very dilute urine can sometimes impair the sensitivity of the test. ...Read more

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Can uricalm or Azo effect the outcome of a home pregnancy test? Ijust started antibiotics today for a UTI but my period is 3 days late .

Can uricalm or Azo effect the outcome of a home pregnancy test? Ijust started antibiotics today for a UTI but my period is 3 days late .

No.: Home pregnancy tests detect the presence of beta-hcg, a hormone produced during pregnancy. Medications would not alter the level of this hormone. Menstrual cycle length can vary by a few days from month to month. If your period still has not come in the next couple days, you might consider making a doctor's appointment to see what's going on. ...Read more

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What happens when a UTI goes untreated?

What happens when a UTI goes untreated?

Not good: If you have a symptomatic uti, it should treated by your doctor after diagnosis and selection of the appropriate antibiotic. If not treated, the infection can progress up toward the kidney and become much more serious including infection of the blood. If you have recurrent/resistant utis or spinal cord injury, then your physician will choose how to treat these since management can be different. ...Read more

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What happens if a UTI is left untreated?

What happens if a UTI is left untreated?

UTI: Not being more specific and not knowing your symptoms is difficult to predict. Simplr bladder infections cn many times be cleared by just drinking fluids and and voiding to wash bacteria out of your bladder. More severe infections can spread to your kidneys and make you very sick, fever, chills, etc. The short answer is get checked and get treated. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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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