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How do U know if U have an URINARY TRACK infection?

I think I might have one but I'm not sure if I do or not.

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that begins in your urinary system. UTIs limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. But serious consequences can occur if the infection spreads to your kidneys.

Women are most at risk of developing a UTI. In fact, half of all women will develop a UTI during their lifetimes, and many will experience more than one.

The urinary system is composed of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. All play a role in removing waste from your body. The kidneys, a pair of bean-shaped organs in your upper posterior abdomen, filter waste from your blood. Tubes called ureters carry urine from your kidneys to your bladder, where it is stored until it exits the body through the urethra. All of these components can become infected, but most infections involve the lower tract — the urethra and the bladder.-

You will be able to know from the following signs and symptoms if you have Urinary Track infection -

Not everyone with a UTI develops recognizable signs and symptoms, but most people have some. These can include:

* A strong, persistent urge to urinate
* A burning sensation when urinating
* Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
* Blood in the urine (hematuria) or cloudy, strong-smelling urine

Each type of UTI may result in more specific signs and symptoms, depending on which part of your urinary tract is infected:

* Acute pyelonephritis. Infection of your kidneys may occur after spreading from an infection in your bladder. Kidney infection can cause upper back and flank pain, high fever, shaking chills, and nausea or vomiting.
* Cystitis. Inflammation or infection of your bladder may result in pelvic pressure, lower abdomen discomfort, frequent, painful urination and strong-smelling urine.
* Urethritis. Inflammation or infection of the urethra leads to burning with urination. In men, urethritis may cause penile discharge.-

UTI can be treated with – If your symptoms are typical of a UTI and you're generally in good health, antibiotics are the first line of treatment. Which drugs are prescribed and for how long depends on your health condition and the type of bacteria found in your urine. Drugs most commonly recommended for simple UTIs include amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox), nitrofurantoin (Furadantin, Macrodantin), trimethoprim (Proloprim) and the antibiotic combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra). Make sure your doctor is aware of any other medications you're taking or any allergies you have. This will help him or her select the best treatment.

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9 Responses to “How do U know if U have an URINARY TRACK infection?”

  1. mp3 says:

    go to the doctor and pee in a cup
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  2. Blueberryflowers says:

    When Iwas a teenager I got them all the time because I drank soda instead of water. The bladder feels pain and the pee burns and you get a temperature and feel very tired. if you don't get it treated it will lead to a kidney infection also. once you have it you have to get antibiotics and drink plenty of water. I stopped drinking sodas years ago and I never have them anymore.
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  3. greengrass44444 says:

    burning sensation while urinating,possible fever,the color of urine may be reddish or dark in color….go see a GP
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  4. Demetrio A says:

    I've had one that I've never done anything about for about 5 years, and it doesn't bother me anymore. It usually burns at first but you should be alright.
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    i have one

  5. sinnyloo says:

    You will find that you need to pee, more often than usual, and sometimes nothing will come out, you just have the pressure of "needing" to go.
    When you do pee, it will burn and hurt. Very unpleasant feeling.
    If you leave it long enough, you will find that you have a discharge, a pus, though you might mistake it for another kind of discharge.
    If you leave it even longer, (though after these symptoms, most people have gone to the doctor thinking they are dieing), you will find that you are bleeding, from your urethra.
    If you think you have a urinary tract infection get to a doctor. You don't want it getting worse and turning into a bladder or even worse, a kidney infection.
    Take care of yourself and good luck!
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  6. J B says:

    You have to go to the bathroom more often than usual and often, it is only a little amount. It may burn when you go. You may have pain in your low abdomen or in your back where you kidneys are. You can have a low grade fever or just a overall feeling of not feeling well. Dramatically increase your water intake (one glass of water every hour while awake) while you determine if this is what your have and whether you are going to your doctor or not. A urine test is needed to find out if this is in fact a urinary tract infection.
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  7. connie b says:

    My daughter just went to th doctor yesterday and has a uti she is hurting in her back and they done a urine test on her and she has one. this is about the third time one time it got so bad she almost died it got in her blood stream. better check it out quick.
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    Doctor told us

  8. mustang says:

    The best thing you can do just as a primary observation is to take a look at your urine. If your urine is cloudy and not clear, you may have a UTI. Also, if your urine is dark in color it might indicate dehydration. If you have any pain or burning when you urinate this could also be a sign of a UTI. I would drink a couple of 8oz glasses of water or a couple of glasses of d-mannose . If your pain starts to get better after you urinate a couple of times it most likely is a UTI. You can go to your doctor with these symptoms and see what method of treatment is best for you
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  9. Jayaraman says:

    A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that begins in your urinary system. UTIs limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. But serious consequences can occur if the infection spreads to your kidneys.

    Women are most at risk of developing a UTI. In fact, half of all women will develop a UTI during their lifetimes, and many will experience more than one.

    The urinary system is composed of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. All play a role in removing waste from your body. The kidneys, a pair of bean-shaped organs in your upper posterior abdomen, filter waste from your blood. Tubes called ureters carry urine from your kidneys to your bladder, where it is stored until it exits the body through the urethra. All of these components can become infected, but most infections involve the lower tract — the urethra and the bladder.-

    You will be able to know from the following signs and symptoms if you have Urinary Track infection -

    Not everyone with a UTI develops recognizable signs and symptoms, but most people have some. These can include:

    * A strong, persistent urge to urinate
    * A burning sensation when urinating
    * Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
    * Blood in the urine (hematuria) or cloudy, strong-smelling urine

    Each type of UTI may result in more specific signs and symptoms, depending on which part of your urinary tract is infected:

    * Acute pyelonephritis. Infection of your kidneys may occur after spreading from an infection in your bladder. Kidney infection can cause upper back and flank pain, high fever, shaking chills, and nausea or vomiting.
    * Cystitis. Inflammation or infection of your bladder may result in pelvic pressure, lower abdomen discomfort, frequent, painful urination and strong-smelling urine.
    * Urethritis. Inflammation or infection of the urethra leads to burning with urination. In men, urethritis may cause penile discharge.-

    UTI can be treated with – If your symptoms are typical of a UTI and you're generally in good health, antibiotics are the first line of treatment. Which drugs are prescribed and for how long depends on your health condition and the type of bacteria found in your urine. Drugs most commonly recommended for simple UTIs include amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox), nitrofurantoin (Furadantin, Macrodantin), trimethoprim (Proloprim) and the antibiotic combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra). Make sure your doctor is aware of any other medications you're taking or any allergies you have. This will help him or her select the best treatment.
    References :
    -http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/urinary-tract-infection/DS00286/DSECTION=1

  10. Breeze_LBW says:

    @ScrillaZ6 urinary track infection

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