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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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Could this be a UTI? Feels like I'm leaking urine (nothing there when I look though) slight burning around vagina, but not during urination.

Could this be a UTI? Feels like I'm leaking urine (nothing there when I look though) slight burning around vagina, but not during urination.

Possible: sensation of urination or need to urinate could be sign of a UTI. At the least you should have a pelvic exam with a gynecologist and a urinalysis done (microscope analysis of your urine). Vaginitis is also a possibility but would be best determined with an actual physical exam. ...Read more

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Been treated for uti's which return. usually on omnicef to prevent them when needed. doctors are looking into why this happens (endometrosis, etc). now I have bronchitis like symptoms, fevers, mucus drainage, no allergies, just seasonal and antihistimes d

Been treated for uti's which return. usually on omnicef to prevent them when needed. doctors are looking into why this happens (endometrosis, etc). now I have bronchitis like symptoms, fevers, mucus drainage, no allergies, just seasonal and antihistimes d

Uti's: Recurrent uti can occur after vaginal intercourse,taking baths instead of showers,wearing very tight jeans,or from structural anatomic abnormalities of the urinary tract. A Urologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. If bronchitis is not improving a course of appropriate antibiotics should help. ...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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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