Urinary Tract Infections (bladder infections)

Do you have a UTI if you have blood in your urine and it burns when you pee and your sides hurt to the touch above the ribs towards the back?

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2006-08-04 05:57:44

Quite possibly yes. There are two main types of UTI's. the first

is cystitis (bladder infection). usually causing pain on urination

(dysuria), frequent urination and sometimes bladder spasm which can

cause pain or incontinence of urine. usually there is no fever.

there may be hematuria (blood in the urine). the second is

pyelonephritis (kidney infection) which is most commonly preceded

by a bladder infection - therefore having common symptoms and signs

but also having flank pain and fever. these infections are usually

bacterial and are diagnosed by urine examination and culture.

treatment is antibiotics. a third portion of the urinary tract

subject to infection is the urethra (tube from bladder to outside)

but these infections are usually considered separately - the main

symptoms are dysuria and retention of urine and they are more

likely to be sexually transmitted agents such as chlamydia, herpes

and gonnococcus.

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