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I have had urinary tract infection symptoms but no uti?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bubble-bath or IC

Bubble-bath or other chemical irritants like chlorine in swimming pools can mimic symptoms of a uti.
Interstitial cystitis symptoms are frequently same ior similar to uti. Check www, interstitialcystitisassociation.Com. An overactive bladder might also be the cause. Suggest you see a urologist if symptoms persist.

In brief: Bubble-bath or IC

Bubble-bath or other chemical irritants like chlorine in swimming pools can mimic symptoms of a uti.
Interstitial cystitis symptoms are frequently same ior similar to uti. Check www, interstitialcystitisassociation.Com. An overactive bladder might also be the cause. Suggest you see a urologist if symptoms persist.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Quite possible

Sx such as urinary frequency or discomfort with urination may not represent an actual infection.
A UTI generally means an infection in the urinary bladder or may start ascending up the ureter toward the kidney, in which case it is more severe assoc. With pain and fever. But men or women can have an inflammation of the tip of the outer urethra with sx but no uti. Bladder 'spasms' can do the same.

In brief: Quite possible

Sx such as urinary frequency or discomfort with urination may not represent an actual infection.
A UTI generally means an infection in the urinary bladder or may start ascending up the ureter toward the kidney, in which case it is more severe assoc. With pain and fever. But men or women can have an inflammation of the tip of the outer urethra with sx but no uti. Bladder 'spasms' can do the same.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Angela Zhang
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: UTI

How do you know that you don't have a uti? If you have pain with urination, increased frequency/urgency, blood or pus in your urine, then you should go see your doctor. There, they can dip your urine and send it to the lab for a urine culture and sensitivity (i.
e. See if any bacteria grows and what antibiotics the bacteria responds to) so you can be treated properly.

In brief: UTI

How do you know that you don't have a uti? If you have pain with urination, increased frequency/urgency, blood or pus in your urine, then you should go see your doctor. There, they can dip your urine and send it to the lab for a urine culture and sensitivity (i.
e. See if any bacteria grows and what antibiotics the bacteria responds to) so you can be treated properly.
Angela Zhang
Angela Zhang
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: UTI

I believe you are referring to you have some burning sensation at urination, you mention as UTI symptoms.
No necessary to have bacteria /uti, and patient present cystitis, could be stone, renal calculi, poor water intake, irritability, also after sexual relationship, proteins.Check all possibilities with your physician.Some cases can use antiseptic , increase water intake and resolve the situation.

In brief: UTI

I believe you are referring to you have some burning sensation at urination, you mention as UTI symptoms.
No necessary to have bacteria /uti, and patient present cystitis, could be stone, renal calculi, poor water intake, irritability, also after sexual relationship, proteins.Check all possibilities with your physician.Some cases can use antiseptic , increase water intake and resolve the situation.
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
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Dr. Yash Khanna
If your sumptoms persist then you should see a urologist as you might have inerstitial cystitis which can cause the symptoms of UTI and negative culture.
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine

In brief: Guy or gal problems

Agree w/others: that could be irritated area near where you pee [bubble bath, hot tub], bladder spasms, interstitial cystitis, stones.
Also consider guy or gal problems ... Any funny discharge? Sexually transmitted illnesses like chlamydia should be checked out. Prostate infections in guys, or vaginal infections in girls can also act like UTI symptoms. Time to talk with your doc! good luck.

In brief: Guy or gal problems

Agree w/others: that could be irritated area near where you pee [bubble bath, hot tub], bladder spasms, interstitial cystitis, stones.
Also consider guy or gal problems ... Any funny discharge? Sexually transmitted illnesses like chlamydia should be checked out. Prostate infections in guys, or vaginal infections in girls can also act like UTI symptoms. Time to talk with your doc! good luck.
Dr. Francine Yep
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