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What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms? Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms?  Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

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. Uti encompasses both bladder and kidney infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Not always: Most utis, in people with normal bladder sensation, hurt &/or cause burning on urination. Some are associated with pelic, suprapubic or back pain. Some utis are painless. ...Read more

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Why does a urinary tract infection cause delirium?

Why does a urinary tract infection cause delirium?

Great question: We believe delirium occurs when the brain cannot maintain its normal activities when overwhelmed by metabolic demands or other variables which exceed the brain's capacity to compensate for. We do not know why uti's precipitate delirium in vulnerable older adults. We do know fever increases the oxidative requirements of the brain, and cytokines released during infection may play a role. ...Read more

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Does a urinary tract infection always cause you to pee more often?

Does a urinary tract infection always cause you to pee more often?

Often: Symptoms of a urinary tract infection can include burning with urination, cloudy, pink or brown colored urine, an urgent ; frequent need to urinate (may only be small amounts), strong odor as well as pelvic pain (women ) or rectal pain (men). ...Read more

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Does a urinary tract infection for a girl cause the sexual intercorse to hurt?

Does a urinary tract infection for a girl cause the sexual intercorse to hurt?

Yes but...: Other problems including more serious infections can also cause pain with intercourse. Consultation with a health care provider is necessary to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Why does a urinary tract infection cause blood in urine?

Why does a urinary tract infection cause blood in urine?

Inflammation. : Bacterial infections can cause inflammation/irritation of the lining of your urinary tract leading to traces of blood making its way in your urine. Also explains why sometimes with a bad cold we sometimes see streaks of blood in mucous and phlegm. Bacteria similarly cause irritation of the respiratory tract lining. ...Read more

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How can I cure a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: From your doctor. She wil want a urine sample. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a urinary tract infection?

What to do if I have a urinary tract infection?

See a : Medical provider for proper treatment . Take care. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a urinary tract infection?

UTI: The surest way to know if you have a urinary tract infection is to have your urine checked. There are urine dipsticks that can detect infection. The symptoms of a UTI can include painful urination, feeling like you have to urinate often, but only passing a very small amount of urine, and urgently feeling like you have to urinate. It can get worse from there. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a urinary tract infection?

Treatment of UTI: You should see a doctor who will order a urine culture and will start you on some antibiotics to cure it. ...Read more

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How can I treat a urinary tract infection at home?

If it is an actual: urinary tract infection (not just urinary symptoms) than an antibiotic is needed to kill bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more