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What is the difference between UTI and prostatitis?

What is the difference between UTI and prostatitis?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. Prostatitis often causes vague aching symptoms often with negative urine cultures. ...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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Whats the difference between an urinaysis and an urine culture?

Whats the difference between an urinaysis and an urine culture?

Very different tests: Urinalysis is analysis of urine usually a run on a machine. Urine culture is looking for any bacterial growth on a medium for several days. This is done in a microbiology laboratory ...Read more

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What are the differences between urinalyisis and urine culture?

What are the differences between urinalyisis and urine culture?

See answer: Urine analysis is using a dipstick to detect protein , blood etc and also lookig at the urine under a microscope to see cells and othe rsubstances to diagnose kidney problems urine culture is incubating the urine to grow/reveal the type of bacteria to direct treatment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

What is the difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

Anatomic.: Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate, usually due to infection. Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, the outlet to the bladder. The difference it one of anatomic location, but there is overlap in the infectious agents that cause them. E. Coli & proteus; common causes of urinary tract infections, can cause both. Stds such as gonnorrhea & chylamydia are also common causes of urethritis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a wet mount and culture?

What is the difference between a wet mount and culture?

They are different: A wet mount is a sample of discharge that is looked at under a slide to see if it shows characteristics of a vaginal infection, a culture is also done from a discharge that is sent to a lab to see what kind of organism is causing the discharge. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and a UTI?

What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and a UTI?

Uti: acute pyelonephritis is an infection involving the kidney. A "urinary tract infection" is any infection involving the urinary tract. in effect, pyelonephritis is a type of UTI. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cystoscopy and a cystourethroscopy?

What is the difference between a cystoscopy and a cystourethroscopy?

Same: Assuming no anatomy altering previous surgery, they are the same since the entryway to the bladder is through the urethra ...Read more

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What is the difference between cystitis and nephritis?

What is the difference between cystitis and nephritis?

Much different: Cystitis refers to an infection in the bladder. Nephritis is an inflammation and disruption of the microvascular anatomy in the kidney, expecially of the glomerulus or filtering units. The former is an irritation, the latter is a kidney function disorder that requires a nephrologist specialist opinion. ...Read more

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What is the difference between mastitis and a cyst?

What is the difference between mastitis and a cyst?

Infection/fluid : Mastitis is an infection in the breast due to blockage of the ducts. A cyst is a fluid filled area that is very common. Cysts occur monthly due to mentrual changes in younger women. Both mastitis and cysts can cause breast pain, which is not usually a symptom of cancer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cystoscopy and a cystography?

X-Ray: Cystoscopy is a procedure involving a urologist looking inside the bladder with a lighted instrument. Cystography is an X-Ray of the bladder after contrast is placed into the bladder via a catheter, usually to check for vesicoureteral reflux or a bladder leak after surgery. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between cystitis and a uti?

Classification: Cystitis is infection of the bladder; the term UTI is an umbrella term that includes infections all along the urinary tract (including cystitis) from the kidneys to the urethra. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between urethritis and cystitis?

Help please? What is the difference between urethritis and cystitis?

Cystitis/urethritis: The difference is in the location. Cystitis is an inflammatory/infectious process of the bladder, and urethritis is an inflammatory/infectous process of the urethra. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a UTI and a kidney infection? Are the antibiotics for treatment the same?

What is the difference between a UTI and a kidney infection? Are the antibiotics for treatment the same?

Uti a general term: Utis are bladder and/or kidney kidney infections often require antibiotics for longer and in different dosage than bladder infections. ...Read more

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What is the difference between infection and contamination ?

What is the difference between infection and contamination ?

See answer: You can be contaminated by all sorts of things, such as chemicals, virus's, bacteria; and may not necessarily need treatment. An infection is when your body comes in contact w/ something may it be bacteria or virus's and for whatever reason is unable to fight it off. Some authorities describe the difference between the amount of "colonized" organisms and ultimately the need for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a UTI and a kidney stone?

Infection/metabolic: A UTI is an infection caused by bacteria that crawl up inside the urethra and invade tissue. A kidney stone is a collection of crystals that clump together in the kidney then travel down the tubes into the bladder then out through the urethra. A kidney stone and an infection may co-exist. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an ria urinalysis and an emit urinalysis?

What are the differences between an ria urinalysis and an emit urinalysis?

See below: Urinalysis tests for cells and some common metabolites. EMIT is an assay to measure drugs, usually drugs of abuse. For more info on routine urine analysis, see this site: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/urinalysis/basics/definition/PRC-20020390 ...Read more

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What is the difference between bladder and urethral cancer?

What is the difference between bladder and urethral cancer?

Urethra worse: Though bladder and urethral cancer may sometimes have same cell origin, occasionally urethral cancer can be of a type that is more aggresive and invasive and different from that of bladder cancer. Primary urethral cancer as opposed to invasive extension of cancer have different treatments which are more complex and difficult than the usual bladder cancer treatments. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between early pregnancy and a urine infection?

Need advice on what is the the difference between early pregnancy and a urine infection?

Not sure: Not sure what your question is: early pregnancy means you are in the first weeks of your pregnancy. Urine infection means you have bacteria or other pathogens in your bladder. Please rephrase question. ...Read more