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Doctor insights on: Uti Symptoms Without Infection

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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


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How long after infection does it take for UTI symptoms to manifest?

Within 1-2 days: Some UTIs are asymptomatic, i.e. no symptoms at all. For most UTIs, the symptoms begin almost immediately as the infection starts, i.e. within a day or two. ...Read more

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If I have UTI symptoms but no infection, should I pee often or try to wait?

If I have UTI symptoms but no infection, should I pee often or try to wait?

Yes,...: Urge to pee is a wonderful gift to tell us what to do with our bladder. But the quality and quantity of urge to boid may widely vary among individuals, along different age of life, and during different time of a day; these reflect how our body interacts with what we consume for survival & growth. So, listen to what body tells us and pee timely. Meanwhile, get rid of whatever may irritate bladder.. ...Read more

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Does having a yeast infection cause you to have some what cloudy urine? I don't have UTI symptoms.

Does having a yeast infection cause you to have some what cloudy urine? I don't have UTI symptoms.

See answer: Vaginal yeast infection usually associated with whitish vaginal discharge, redness, vaginal irritation/burning/itching. If discharge mixes with the urine after leaving the bladder then may give contaminated urine a cloudy appearance. Urine, on the other hand, may normally vary from clear to cloudy depending on the effect of diet on urine ph: if too acid or alkaline causes precipitation of sediment. ...Read more

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Why am i having really worse UTI symptoms (e coli) while taking antibiotics based on a culture, if today the u test shows the infection has decreased?

Why am i having really worse UTI symptoms (e coli) while taking antibiotics based on a culture, if today the u test shows the infection  has decreased?

Pyelonephritis : If you have associated pyelonephritis - infections leads to kidney involvement - than it may take longer time to respond. Make sure mic level of abx against e. Coli and what dosage you taking. Please see infectious disease physician. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection cause frequent urination and other uti symptoms?? If yes, how to treat?

Can a vaginal yeast infection cause frequent urination and other uti symptoms?? If yes, how to treat?

Yeast? UTI? STD?: Yeast might do this, but as you suggest yourself, it sounds more like a UTI. STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia also can cause similar symptoms, and it can be difficult to distinguish all these from one another. Professional evaluation is needed. Consider your nearest government funded sexual health centre. Australia's SHCs are the best genital medicine clinics in the world. You'll get great care. ...Read more

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Worst uti symptoms ever. severe bladder pain, burning, urgency, FOUL urine . uti dipstick only picked up trace leukocytes and no nitrites? infection?

Worst uti symptoms ever. severe bladder pain, burning, urgency, FOUL urine . uti dipstick only picked up trace leukocytes and no nitrites? infection?

Here are some...: Go to be checked by following instructions in the articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & in http://formefirst.com/onUTI.html. Besides, it is still worthwhile to be treated once empirically since some 25-30% of women with typical UIT symptoms - dysuria, frequency, & urgency - will turn out to have negative urine culture. So doing, you gain insight on how to work with doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a kidney infection, w/out a bladder infection? I have all UTI symptoms, left lower back pain and 2 cultures come back negative.

Is it possible to have a kidney infection, w/out a bladder infection? I have all UTI symptoms, left lower back pain and 2 cultures come back negative.

One idea: If you have a fever and marked tenderness over the kidney, there's an off-chance that you have a staphylococcal kidney abscess. A second idea is a stone. Your physician knows how to follow up on these and other possibilities. ...Read more

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After wrong diagnosis of UTI symptoms of nausea , colicky tummy persist. Doc thinks its bowel infection. How can you treat this and accurately diagnos?

After wrong diagnosis of UTI symptoms of nausea , colicky tummy persist. Doc thinks its bowel infection. How can you treat this and accurately diagnos?

More info needed: To help you, your doctor needs to process information form history, physical exam and appropriate testing. The diagnosis can be elusive, even with lots of tests. Best to sit down with your doctor and review all information gathered, and ask the doctor to explain the possibilities. ...Read more

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How do you know if a lower back ache is muscular skeletal or a kidney infection ? No fever or UTI symptoms.

How do you know if a lower back ache is muscular skeletal or a kidney infection ? No fever or UTI symptoms.

Sometimes it is hard: To know but a backache due to back problems generally is worse with activity or position and better with rest (mechanical) while back pain from a referred source like a kidney issue or an ulcer is painful no matter what position (nonmechanical). If a history of urinary infections, get checked as they can present with no typical symptoms. ...Read more

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Persistent since august: 2+ and 1+ protein; abnormal WBC & hyaline casts; negative/trace bacteria and no UTI symptoms. Kidney infection? Other cause?

Inflammation : Your lab tests do not indicate infection but rather inflammation and possible glomerulonephritis. Your doctor may want to quantify more precisely the amount of protein in your urine and you might even need to follow up with a nephrologist if this persists. ...Read more

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On zpack for ear infection and sinus infection but just started with uti symptoms...will zpack treat this or do i need another antibiotic?

On zpack for ear infection and sinus infection but just started with uti symptoms...will zpack treat this or do i need another antibiotic?

Maybe: The germ killing profile of the Zpac is not the same as a med I would use for a UTI.You need some testing to confirm a UTI and not a copy cat process. A different antibiotic would likely be needed if it is confirmed. ...Read more

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I am already on zpack for a sinus/ear infection but started having uti symptoms(pain frequent urination)...do I need a different antibiotic or will zp?

I am already on zpack for a sinus/ear infection but started having uti symptoms(pain frequent urination)...do I need a different antibiotic or will zp?

Maybe . . .: Think of antibiotics like fuel for cars. Different cars require different types of fuel eg gasoline, diesel, natural gas, hydrogen, electricity, etc. Likewise, different bacterial infections may require different antibiotics. So ask your FamilyDoc for urine culture & sensitivity to guide antibiotic choice since you managed to develop symptoms while already on Zpak so presumably it isn't right one. ...Read more

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Have pain every time i urinate, test negative for infections. I have UTI symptoms, flank pain, history of kidney stones but no blood in urine, help?!

Have pain every time i urinate, test negative for infections. I have UTI symptoms, flank pain, history of kidney stones but no blood in urine, help?!

May still be a UTI: Usually, pain on urination (dysuria) is a symptom of a UTI from which the offending bacteria can be grown from the urine. Less commonly dysuria can occur from the irritation of passing a kidney stone alone (i.e. Not a uti). In other situations, the laboratory can't isolate the microbe because it's too difficult to grow in culture (e.g. Chlamydia)- in that case, you may still actually have a uti. ...Read more

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What can relieve UTI symptoms ?

What can relieve UTI symptoms ?

Antibiotic: If you truly have a uti, you need an antibiotic. Cranberry juice is a simple way to prevent future utis. ...Read more

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Persistent UTI symptoms, what to do?

Persistent UTI symptoms, what to do?

Possible IC: Interstitial cystitis could explain your symptoms. Suggest you check at: ichelp.Org website. Also cosult with urologist or uro-gynecologist if you haven't done so. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


Dr. Martin Raff
1,950 doctors shared insights

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