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What Does A Uti Look Like
After a uti, i still feel a small sense of burning and itching. The skin was so irritated that it look like sores on one side. What can it be?
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
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Home tests: You might consider buying a home UTI test kit. Try amazon or local pharmacy. ...Read more
It feels like I have a uti, but had test done, and doctors say it was not..Could it be cystistist?
Cystitis: It is possible that you might have interstitial cystitis. Check with a urologist. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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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