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What Sort Of Infection Is Smelly Urine And Reduced Flow
No one can tell: A smelly urine is probably due to infection, but not necessarily. If there is infection however, the only reliable way to sort the type of infection out is to do urine culture. The so called empiric treatment is usually tried in simple cases, without culture, targeting a group of possible bacterial organisms depending on the scenario e.g. Older vs younger sexually active persons. ...Read more
Smelly urine is suggestive, not indicative for UTI, and usually results from concentrated urine, from what foods consumed, from infection / inflammation, etc. To verify it, do complete urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine. More? Go to http://formefirst.com/myths-UTI.html & other articles in the categories in Urinary Tract Infection-UTI & Urination Trouble ...Read more
Not a reliable symp.: Some people equate smelly urine an infection- inferred because "the smell must be the result of byproducts of bacterial activity in the urine". However, please remember that a patient must have symptoms of a urinary infection to secure the diagnosis- if the patient is asymptomatic, then the smell is likely because of a dietary byproduct or a a substance that is excreted in the urine. ...Read more
8 month old with smelly urine and fevers but not regular about once a day. She also had a middle ear infection with a cough and a wheeze? What to do?
Check her out... : A 8-month female baby with smelly urine + fever should get an urgent check-out to make sure of no UTI although she might have had recurrent URI / wheezing with possible otitis media. If UTI is confirmed, she would need imaging studies to confirm no obstruction along the whole urinary tract as well as no vesicoureteral reflux besides checking her bladder emptying ability, etc. Best wish... ...Read more
Is it possibly to have a kidney infection without a fever? I had a dipstick test for flank pain and smelly urine that showed leukocytes & glycosuria?
See below: You can prevent your urine from having an unpleasant odor by drinking six to eight glasses of water per day. Diluted, uninfected urine does not have a strong or unpleasant odor. Infection is also a cause of foul-smelling urine. If a strong or foul-smelling odor exists, contact your physician for diagnosis and treatment of a possible urinary tract infection. ...Read more
Many possible causes: Of smelly urine: concentrated due to dehydration & low fluid intake causes a strong smell.Urinary infections may be most common cause of foul smelling urine and often alert subjects to presence of uti.Some antibiotics such as Amoxicillin &cipro cause smelly urine as does consuming large volumes of coffee, ie >6cups/day.Classically asparagus has distinctive smell.Others r liver disease & diabetes. ...Read more
Different reasons: Not drinking enough water, certain foods in excess (eg asparagus, smelly urine) or the presence of different elements (bacteria, blood, even in minor quantities) may fit your description. In any case, a urinalysis would clarify this situation further. Consult your dr if it persists. ...Read more
Check UA: There are various reasons for smelly urine. It simply could be normal concentrated urine from dehydration. It could be an infection or various kidney diseases. The simplest way to find out is analysis of urine. Based on the result your doctor will able to address your concern. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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