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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


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Uti Or No i Hve Lo Bk Pain Wen Standing Along Period Of Time & Wen i Pee Look Like Blood Chunks In It & D/c Looks Orangy No Smell Itch Or Burn?

Uti Or No i Hve Lo Bk Pain Wen Standing Along Period Of Time & Wen i Pee Look Like Blood Chunks In It & D/c Looks Orangy No Smell Itch Or Burn?

See remark: If you witness "blood chunks", Are you sure this is not "female" issue.How are your periods.Does D/c means discharge ? from vagina? Please elaborate more so I may be able to help. I shall wait for your response ...Read more

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Macro for suspected UTI. 4 doses in, lips feel very dry, slightly heavy/tight. Can't tell by looking if swollen. What do swollen lips feel like?

Macro for suspected UTI. 4 doses in, lips feel very dry, slightly heavy/tight. Can't tell by looking if swollen. What do swollen lips feel like?

Swollen: They feel big, and clumsy like they get away . Imagine Puckering your lips. perhaps you set having and allergic reaction. I would stop the antibiotic and see your doctor or to the emergency room. Ice and Benadryl for the meantime ...Read more

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Had sex with bf, next day felt like i had a UTI three days later go to the dr itchin, d/c, blood in urine, hurts to even wipedrdid not look. Levaquin?

Had sex with bf, next day felt like i had a UTI three days later go to the dr itchin, d/c, blood in urine, hurts to even wipedrdid not look. Levaquin?

Uti: Your symptoms sound like urinary tract infection. It is ok for a doctor to treat presumptively. If you improve here is your cure if you do not or other symptoms develop return to your doctor. The taste of the pudding is in the eating. Good luck. Stay healthy ...Read more

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What do I look for on a dip stick to show a uti?

What do I look for on a dip stick to show a uti?

LE and nitrites: On urinalysis, positive leukocyte esterase (le) shows inflammation and positive nitrites confirm bacteria. Even without nitrites, a UTI can still be present. The gold standard for UTI diagnosis is urine culture with diagnosis of bacteria type and sensitivity/resistance to antibiotic. ...Read more

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Help? I have had UTI for like 4 months now..?

Help? I have had UTI for like 4 months now..?

Needs 2B treated: With appropriate antibiotics ; should be properly evaluated. Need to find out why not responding to treatment, assuming u have received treatment already. Possibly the wrong antibiotic used. Infection can not cleared due to presence of an infected stone in kidney or bladder?, this would need 2b removed. Incomplete bladder emptying due to retention, bladder or urethral diverticulum? See urologist. ...Read more

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If I had a problem once, like uti, do I need to list that when applying for insurance?

If I had a problem once, like uti, do I need to list that when applying for insurance?

Unsure: I am not a fan of insurance companies. However, if you are applying for benefits, you should answer every question honestly. ...Read more

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I had a UTI a month ago took the meds like i was told but had some left. Didnt think anything of it. Now i feel like i'm having the UTI symptoms again?

I had a UTI a month ago took the meds like i was told but had some left. Didnt think anything of it. Now i feel like i'm having the UTI symptoms again?

UTI: Obviously you did not take the medication like you were told because you still had some left. That means that is possible that you were left with a partiall y treated uti. Before you take the remaining medication, see your doctor and have your urine checked, is possible there may be something else going on. ...Read more

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20 yrs old and I seem to be getting UTI often why would I be getting UTI so offen and what can I do so I don't get them like I do please help?

20 yrs old and I seem to be getting UTI often why would I be getting UTI so offen and what can I do so I don't get them like I do please help?

Sexual? Other?: Be sure recurrent UTI is the problem; STD (chlamydia, gonorrhea) can mimic UTI. True recurrent UTI also can be sexual; sex can massage bacteria into the urethra. UTI also can recur because previous episodes persist and other reasons. More prolonged treatment, or occasional dose of antibiotic (2-3 times a week, or following sex) often help. Discuss with MD, or see infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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