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What Are The Symptoms Of Urine Infection
Do not ignore: Urine infection in pregnancy is more common and more likely cause serious problems. Symptoms are going frequently (also normal in pregnancy) but look for a change, going urgently, pain with urination. Bad smell, blood in urine, tenderness in the lower abdomen. Fever and kidney pain are signs it has gone to the kidney and caused more serious infection. Get care earlier than if not pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Same as adults: Except babies can't communicate where it hurts so they just act uncomfortable, cry more often, change their eating/sleeping habits, etc. Babies are usually incontinent so it's impossible to check for any frequency or urgency in urination. However, because immune system isn't fully developed, we worry more about bladder infection spreading into kidney infection. So we need to evaluate/treat urgentl. ...Read more
Without Rx, Yes: A urinary tract infection may start in the bladder but can ascend to the kidney causing pyelonephritis. Once the kidney is involved, then the infection can spread to the bloodstream causing generalized sepsis, which in turn can cause "septic shock" and death without antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Could orchitis lead to a possible urine infection? If so what are the symptoms I should be on lookout for?
Is it normal to have trace of leukocytes in urine? I saw my test results and was told I did not have a bladder infection but I feel some symptoms that lead me to believe I do.
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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