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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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Period is a week late took a test but negatives what should I do and I also have a uti ?

Period is a week late took a test but negatives what should I do and I also have a uti  ?

Here are some ...: You did right thing by testing HPT in a wk after missing period. Clinically, you seem still in doubt so it's reasonable to repeat it in a wk. If still unsure, seek pro-evaluation and counseling. If you're confirmed to have UTI by symptoms + urinalysis from properly collected urine specimen, your should be treated accordingly and counseled on how to handle similar future events. Best wish ... ...Read more

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I think I have a uti?

I think I have a uti?

U require urinalysis: Only way to confirm UTI is by urinalysis. Usual symptoms are : Frequent need to urinate, burning sensation with urination, increased sense of urge to urinate, wetting, foul smelling urine, pain in pubic or suprapubic area. More serious UTIs can be associated with fever &/or back/flank pain. However, first thing to do is get urine tested ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a uti?

How do I know if I have a uti?

Symptoms, testing: Usually has urinary urgency, frequency, burning, discomfort over bladder; may have malodorous urine; sometimes bleeding, fever. May prgress. Kidney infection (complicated uti, pyelonephritis) has back/flank pain, fever, chills as well. ...Read more

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I have a UTI what do I do now?

I have a UTI what do I do now?

Get treated: If you feel that you have a UTI is best to go to a medical facility, get a urinalysis and a culture and get treated if needed. You can get bladder analgesics over the counter to help ease the burning, but best advice is to go get checked. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a uti?

How can I know if I have a uti?

UTI typical symtoms : Increase in frequency, urgency, burning with urination, and night-time urination etc..Are common symptoms of a uti. Above symptoms along with fever/flank/back pain may suggest kidney infections. Vaginal discharge and odor, along with urinary symptom suggest bv/std/yeast infections etc..Dx is quick and simple from your doc office. Give them a buzz. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a uti?

Urine analysis : And culture, can determine if you have UTI and what kind. ...Read more

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I think i have a UTI what type of?

Urinary tract infect: Increase urinary frequency, pain burning or discomfort with urination. Fever, foul odor are all signs and symptoms of uti. A few days of antibiotics can relieve your symptoms. Talk to your doctor. A phone call may be all you . Bactrim DS Or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) usually is prescribed. ...Read more

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How do they find out if I have a uti?

How do they find out if I have a uti?

Urinalysis and: Urine culture. Positive nitrite test on urine indicates high probability of a uti. Bacteria can be seen by performing microscopy on a spun specimen of urine. Urine culture from a clean mid void specimen that grows >50, 000 colonies/ml of a single organism is a very reliable test. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i have a UTI with only one symptom?

UTI: Yes. Burning on urination, urgency, frequency are all symptoms. But you don't have to have them all necessarily. See you family doc for a urinalysis and an exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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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