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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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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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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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What causes you to have uti's frequently, like 4 in 3months?

What causes you to have uti's frequently, like 4 in 3months?

More susceptible: Once you get a UTI you are more likely to get one again for a while because the ability of the bladder to resist infection has been reduced by the infection. Make sure you are getting cultures done and treating your infections appropriately, stay hydrated, take cranberry (juice or capsule), void before and after sex, and wipe front to back to reduce your risks. ...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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What can cause me to feel like I have a UTI after sex?

What can cause me to feel like I have a UTI after sex?

? Full bladder: Also possible irritation of bladder base after prolonged intercourse. Could be from a vaginal ring, pessary or iud. Could be from partner with a very large penis. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a UTI or anything like that?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a UTI or anything like that?

See below: Symptoms of a UTI can include urinating frequently (sometimes small amounts), feeling like you have to urinate frequently, burning or discomfort with urinating. These symptoms can occur with other issues as well, however. A urine test (and culture) will help determine if you have a UTI. An evaluation by your doctor will help determine if something else is going on. ...Read more

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I have been getting UTI it feels like every time after sex and so painful what can I do is it something from my boyfriend ?

I have been getting UTI it feels like every time after sex and so painful what can I do is it something from my boyfriend ?

Maybe: First off is hygiene-- definitely urinate after sex. It helps prevent utis. Sometimes semen can change ph of vagina and make it easier to get uti. See your doc. You may need antibiotics. Sometimes people take them just on days they have sex. Talk to your doc about your options and to test for an actual uti. ...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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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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Does h-pylori feel like a uti?

Does h-pylori feel like a uti?

Hpylori: No, h. Pylori is a bacteria that lives in your stomach or duodenum and can cause ulcers but not uti. ...Read more

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I have to pee about every 20 minutes or so. I'm not sure why and it's not a UTI because it doesn't continuously feel like I need to pee. ?

I have to pee about every 20 minutes or so. I'm not sure why and it's not a UTI because it doesn't continuously feel like I need to pee. ?

Here are some ...: Voiding often indeed annoys many people, but it's not that difficult to figure out what may cause it by simply having a professional evaluation with analyzing detailed history on its onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, progress, & resolution as well as its potentially related symptoms over time, conducting physical exams, and testing urine, residual urine, etc. as needed so to know Dx... ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel like your kidneys are throbbing/pulsing from a UTI?

Is it normal to feel like your kidneys are throbbing/pulsing from a UTI?

NO: There are no "direct" sensory endings in your kdneys themselves although PAIN can result from OBSTRUCTION! A simple UTI usually involves the BLADDER ONLY! (BURNING on urination!) Hope this info is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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How can children get UTIs?

How can children get UTIs?

UTI's in kids: Children do not get urinary tract infections for most of the same reasons that adults do. First and foremost, anatomical issues such as vesicoureteral reflux, posterior urethral valves and others issues must be investigated. Otherwise, UTI's in children are often due to poor hygiene/wiping, masturbation, infrequent diaper or pull up changes, or chronic urethral irritation. ...Read more

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What can cause frequent utis?

What can cause frequent utis?

Several rsk factors: Recurrent UTI is defined by having more than 3 infections in a year. There are several risk factors such as kidney or bladder stones, frequent sexual intercourse, use of lubricants and spermicides etc. ...Read more

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How do you treat UTIs naturally?

Needs Abx: I am not aware of any "natural" way of treating UTI. ...Read more

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How can I keep from getting recurrent utis?

How can I keep from getting recurrent utis?

Several ways: Hygiene is key. Void after intercourse. Cranberry pills may help in some. If it persists, see your doctor, it may be something else. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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What are the best medicines for chronic suppression for utis?

Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) norfloxacin: Trimethoprim/sulfa (septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or bactrim), norfloxacin, and Nitrofurantoin (macrobid) given in low dose each night before bed are the usual antibiotics used for frequently recurrent uti's. I do not prescribe Nitrofurantoin because of its potentially serious toxicities. ...Read more

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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