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What is the difference between urinary tract condition and lower urinary tract condition?

What is the difference between urinary tract condition and lower urinary tract condition?

Not common terms: You may mean urinary tract INFECTION. At any rate, upper would mean kidneys and the tubes that collect urine from them to deliver urine to the bladder, and lower would mean bladder and the tube that carries urine to the outside. Generally infections in the lower tract are less serious than the upper tract, but one can lead to the other if not treated. ...Read more

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Urinary (Definition)

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


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What is the difference between a bladder infection and uti? Is a bladder infection the same as a urinary tract infection?

What is the difference between a bladder infection and uti? Is a bladder infection the same as a urinary tract infection?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

Is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

Yes: All bladder infections are urinary tract infections, but not all urinary tract infections are bladder infections. You could have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis), which would be a uti, but more serious than a bladder infection (cystitis). ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a lower or upper urinary tract infection?

How to tell the difference between a lower or upper urinary tract infection?

History and exam: Asking the right questions along with a focused physical exam can provide helpful clues. Sometimes symptoms such as flank pain and fever can distinguish conditions such as pyelonephritis versus urinary tract infections/or bladder infection. Your physician may also obtain simple lab test. Lastly, sometimes imaging is needed to look for other causes such as kidney stones. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a bladder infection, urinary tract infection, and yeast infections?

How can you tell the difference between a bladder infection, urinary tract infection, and yeast infections?

See your HCP: It is critical to avoid waiting to treat a urinary tract infection (also commonly known as a bladder infection). Waiting to treat a bladder infection can lead to a serious complication - another urinary tract infection called a kidney infection.. Seeing your hcp who can check your urine and your vaginal discharge will result in a specific diagnosis. Don't delay ! ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a urinary tract infections and genital herpes?

Visualization: Utis are usually associated with bladder pain/burning, with no external tender lesions. Genital herpes is characterized classically by surface, very tender ulcers, where the pain is localized. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the differences between a urinary tract infection & interstitial cys?

What are the differences between a urinary tract infection & interstitial cys?

The infection part: Interstitial cystitis (ic) is by definition a non infectious inflammation of the bladder. Urinary tract infections (utis) are most often caused by bacteria. Ic can be tough to diagnose so make sure you see a urologist before someone throws that diagnosis at you. ...Read more

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