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I have a uti. If it turns into a kidney infection or sepsis ill know right? Like u don't just drop dead their are major symptoms?

I have a uti. If it turns into a kidney infection or sepsis ill know right? Like u don't just drop dead their are major symptoms?

There are warnings..: You would develop fever and start to feel quite unwell. With a kidney infection you would also most likely have low back pain. You would not just drop dead. However, if you develop these symptoms, seek help right away. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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I am having a few uti synptoms, but I've had others for almost 2 weeks back. I am now worried that super soon I could get sepsis, could I?

I am having a few uti synptoms, but I've had others for almost 2 weeks back. I am now worried that super soon I could get sepsis, could I?

Not likely: It is not likely that you would get sepsis from UTI but you do need to see a doctor and get a urinalysis so that you can get proper care and treatment. ...Read more

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I understand that it is a standard procedure for a urine M/C/S to be done in cases of suspected severe sepsis. But if there is no evidence of a UTI & the antibiotics would cover a UTI in any case then what is the point of it? Does it really matter?

I understand that it is a standard procedure for a urine M/C/S to be done in cases of suspected severe sepsis. But if there is no evidence of a UTI & the antibiotics would cover a UTI in any case then what is the point of it? Does it really matter?

You want to know bac: The point of a urine C/S is to isolate bacteria which could be causing severe sepsis. Bacteria can get to urine from bloodstream without causing UTI. While the yield on urine M/C/S is lower because Abx have been started, the benefit of the info is so high that it's worth taking a chance. How do you KNOW the Abx is right? Could bacteria be resistant? What long-term Abx can be used? It matters A LOT ...Read more

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Now getting treated immediatelyfor uti, am I putting myself at risk for sepsis and renal failure by waiting?

Now getting treated immediatelyfor uti, am I putting myself at risk for sepsis and renal failure by waiting?

Ultimately: Ultimately, if you wait too long to be treated with an active infection, and let the infection get worse and worse, you will evenatually be at risk for worsening sequlae, which could include urosepsis and renal failure. These are rare and at 30 Y.O. One would hope you eventually sought treatment long before these things would occur. Stay healthy and keep regular appts. Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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How long on average does it take an untreated UTI to travel to the kindneys? Once in the kidneys how long before sepsis occurs?

How long on average does it take an untreated UTI to travel to the kindneys? Once in the kidneys how long before sepsis occurs?

No timing: There is no way to estimate (and no ethical way to test) the average amount of time to ascend. It also depends greatly on the patient's age, comorbidities, and any underlying immune suppression/dysfunction issues. The greater the number, the faster it can spread. ...Read more

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Can an 18 yr old healthy female have severe sepsis. Almost die. First be told it was due to an untreated UTI then told etiology unknown for the sepsi?

Sepsis agent?: Sepsis or septicemia usually implies that the infecting organism is in the blood stream usually the organism can be recovered by taking blood cultures, grown on special media and identified. Rarely, an organism cannot be identified for one reason or another. An untreated UTI can however be the source of sepsis. ...Read more

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My father is recovering from severe sepsis and septic shock. Attack was post uti, but otherwise out of the blue. Back home. Any precautions now?

My father is recovering from severe sepsis and septic shock. Attack was post uti, but otherwise out of the blue. Back home. Any precautions now?

Prevention is key: I'm glad to hear he has done well, recovered and is back home.
There shouldn't be any special precautions other than preventing recurrence of a severe uti, or getting treatment for it as soon as it appears. Prevention will depend on the cause of UTI (stones, retention from bph, instrumentation, etc). In general, he should drink plenty of fluids and follow up with his primary doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What's causing chronic diarrhoea with recurrent sepsis & utis for 5 months which started 5 days afterroutine cystoscopy with colistin antibiotic cover?

PMC: The use of antibiotics predisposes someone to have c diff infection even a few weeks after. Since it has become chronic now, worry about interruption also of gut integrity and translocation of bacteria. Have a good exam done, perhaps, by GI and id. The recurrent UTI can be discussed with the person who did the cystoscopy and id to see if there is a predisposing factor. ...Read more

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ER dr refused to check 4 kid stone, sent home diag UTI, ER next NT 13 mm STn blck kdn, severe infect, rush to ICU-, SEPSIS, was first dr neg with hist??

ER dr refused to check 4 kid stone, sent home diag UTI, ER next NT 13 mm STn blck kdn, severe infect, rush to ICU-, SEPSIS, was first dr neg with hist??

Medical negligence: That depends upon the manner in which you presented to the doctor, what tests were done and what the doctor's specialty is. If you think there was negligence you must contact an attorney who will then show your medical records to an expert who will provide an opinion which may or may not be fully correct. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for untreated sepsis to kill a person? (Estimated, from either UTI or abdominal infection)

Rather quickly.: While an exact timeframe cannot be accurately predicted, mortality from untreated sepsis would occur rather quickly. Could progress in a timeframe of hours. ...Read more

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Elder male w/urinary catheter. What are odds of developing UTI and sepsis? What can be done to prevent such infections?

Elder male w/urinary catheter. What are odds of developing UTI and sepsis? What can be done to prevent such infections?

Common problem: An indwelling urinary catheter puts a patient, especially an elderly patient who may have poor nutrition, at significant risk for UTI and sepsis. Change the catheter once a week. Never reuse a catheter. Keep it as clean as possible. Use a high quality catheter that resists bacteria. If he becomes weak, loses appetite, etc., check for a UTI. Elderly often don't show typical symptoms. ...Read more

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My mother is 84 years of age and has end stage renal failure due to sepsis through chronic UTI. But now her cr-2, urea27, but again UtI with pus cell?

No question posted: To get the most from this site, you need to post background information and ask a clear related question. You have posted background with no defined question. Sometimes we can suspect what it might be, but not with what you posted. You are welcome to start over. Your posts are never linked nor can we pull them up. They go out at random to the site. ...Read more

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Had sepsis, blood in urine, urobilinogen level went from. 2 to 2 in 2 hours. Dx of UTI, but urine culture came back negative. Any other ideas for dx?

Had sepsis, blood in urine, urobilinogen level went from. 2 to 2 in 2 hours. Dx of UTI, but urine culture came back negative. Any other ideas for dx?

Too complicated: There are too many possibilities and this sort of problem is too dangerous for an opinion on a forum like this. You'll have to keep working with the doctor responsible for your care. Good luck! ...Read more

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UTI/ Kidney infect. S for 3 yrs; just tested P-Gonorrhea and was treated Cetr/Azith but could I have had all along? Did meds help w/symptoms off/on?

UTI/ Kidney infect. S for 3 yrs; just tested P-Gonorrhea and was treated Cetr/Azith but could I have had all along? Did meds help w/symptoms off/on?

Recent infection: Your positive gonorrhea test means you were infected recently, probably within a few weeks and for sure a few months before the test. Even without antibiotics, the immune sysem clears gonorrhea in a few months. Also, it is likely that some of the antibiotics used for your UTIs would have cured gonorrhea if you had it. Make sure your partner (s) are tested and treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of UTI?

What are some symptoms of UTI?

About UTI's...: UTI means urinary tract infection. An infection in the bladder, urethra, ureter, or kidney is a UTI because those parts of her body are parts of her urinary tract. Infections that doctors and patients commonly call UTI's are usually caused by bacteria and thus need antibiotic treatment. Symptoms are painful urination, frequent urination, fever, urgency (cannot hold urine), bladder discomfort, etc. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a UTI in women?

What are symptoms of a UTI in women?

Burning, urgency, freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. ...Read more

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What are all symptoms when you have a uti?

What are all symptoms when you have a uti?

UTI symptoms: Those symptoms can be, but not limited to: frequency, urgency, dysuria, hematuria, oliguria, fever, chills, lower abdominal pain, lower back pain, or fatigue. They are more common in women than in men and generally require evaluation by a medical provider and treatment with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Symptoms of uti after lipotripsy?

Symptoms of uti after lipotripsy?

May be passing stone: After a shock wave treatment for stones, fragments will pass down the kidney tube (ureter). As they get near the bladder, some irritation can occur and this may cause the urge to urinate or need to void frequently. Talk to your urologist if you begin to have pain or fever or if above symptoms do not go away ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of uti?

Frequency & Burning: Burning/stinging on urination. Frequent and urgent urination & possible urge incontinence. Foul smelling urine. Hematuria (blood in urine). Pelvic or low abdominal pain above or behind pubis. Fever and flank pain if infection has reached the kidneys. General malaise. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a UTI in teens?

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What are the symptoms of a UTI in teens?

Signs/symptoms: Regardless of your age, the signs and symptoms of UTI could be: burning or pain on urination, feeling like you have to urinate often, lower abdominal pain, foul smelling or cloudy urine, back pain, fever/chills, nausea/vomiting. Call your doctor for an easy exam and test so you can be treated promptly. Good luck! ...Read more

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Uti symptoms but not uti? What could it be then?

Many things: See your doctor. You need to have a full history and physical exam to clearly establish a diagnosis. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms for UTI infection?

What is the symptoms for UTI infection?

UTI: Burning on urination, frequency, getting up at night, incontinence sometimes. More severe infections can cause fever, chills, blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Male, 47, just finished 3 weeks cipro (ciprofloxacin) after recurring utis. No other symptoms, but occasionally have white stringy particle (s) in urine. Cause?

Male, 47, just finished 3 weeks cipro (ciprofloxacin) after recurring utis. No other symptoms, but occasionally have white stringy particle (s) in urine. Cause?

UTI: Recurrent UTI in a man needs a detailed urologic investigation for anatomic abnormalities or physiological or epidemiological features causing this. At the same time your urine can be examined to determine what the material you describe is. Without seeing this it is impossible to know. See a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Uti infection in pregnancy symptoms?

Uti infection in pregnancy symptoms?

Same as not pregnant: Frequency of urination, hesitancy (stop and go) and pain when urinating. Also might have blood in urine. Later in pregancy might even feel cramping. ...Read more

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Why is nausea and vomiting a symptom of a UTI?

Why is nausea and vomiting a symptom of a UTI?

Here are some. ..: Most adult females with UTIs just have some irritative urination with no systemic symptoms such as nausea or vomiting. So, it's worthwhile to consider if there is any drug-related side effects. How long have you used nitrofurantoin, which is known to cause some GI-upset in some users? To solve such health-related uncertainty, bring the detailed Hx to see Doc for more timely evaluation & counseling ...Read more

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What are all symptoms of a urinary tract infections?

What are all symptoms of a urinary tract infections?

Quite a few: Frequency and urgency of urination. Burning or stinging with urination, foul smelling urine, bloody urine. Urge incontinence or leaking. Lower abdominal pain or tenderness, back/flank pain if infection reaches the kidneys. ...Read more

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I have had urinary tract infection symptoms but no uti?

Bubble-bath or IC: Bubble-bath or other chemical irritants like chlorine in swimming pools can mimic symptoms of a uti. Interstitial cystitis symptoms are frequently same ior similar to uti. Check www, interstitialcystitisassociation. Com. An overactive bladder might also be the cause. Suggest you see a urologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What can I do to address UTI symptoms and an itchy vulva?

What can I do to address UTI symptoms and an itchy vulva?

See your doctor: One possibility is a yeast infection, which can be addressed with an over the counter cream. However, many things can cause these symptoms, and it is difficult to tell without a more complete history, doing a physical exam, and perhaps checking your urine. You may need antibiotics or be at risk for developing a kidney infection if you have a uti. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of sinus infections feel like symptoms of a uti?

Do symptoms of sinus infections feel like symptoms of a uti?

Usually not....: Sinus infections generally cause midfacial pain, which can be associated with discolored purulent nasal drainge and a low grade tremperature, uti, or urinary tract infection can give you symptoms of frequency, pain on urination and usually a temperature. ...Read more

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Help please! Is diarrhea a symptom of an UTI or bladder infection?

Help please! Is diarrhea a symptom of an UTI or bladder infection?

No: Bladder infection symptoms include dysuria, urgency, hesitancy, frequency...Not diarrhea. ...Read more

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Should I still take my antibiotics for UTI infection if I have no symptoms?

Should I still take my antibiotics for UTI infection if I have no symptoms?

Dr's instructions: Follow the prescribing doctor's instructions for completion of a proper course of antibiotics for the uti. The frequency, type and cause of UTI are quite varied, so your doctor is the best person to ask in your particular case. In general, we like patients to complete a full course of antibiotics, be it a one day, 5 days, 10 days, etc. ...Read more

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Vaginal discharge before & after period? Related with uti? What are other symptoms?

Vaginal discharge before & after period? Related with uti? What are other symptoms?

Not UTI: Some women get bacterial vaginitis around the time of their menses, this is more likely than a UTI causing vaginal discharge. If you are sexually active there are also sexually transmitted infections that could be to blame for your symptoms. Please see a dr to be evaluated for your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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


Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more