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Characterizations of urinary tract infections

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ok so im vary young . i already started being sexely Active . i havent done enything for a long time but i dont know if that has enything to do with my bad smelling urine ? it was out of the blew smelly ! its gross im scared and i dont want to go to my mom . i prety sherrrr thats its not from drinking watter becaues i drink plenty ever senc i smelled that nasty smell . this has been going on for about 4 days now . i dont now but im dieing for helppp !!


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replied July 19th, 2010
Urinary and Bladder Disorders Answer A14313
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You want to know the cause of the symptoms that you experience.

Urinary tract infections are characterized by a frequent need to urinate, pain in the lower abdomen(in cases of infection of the urinary bladder) and in the lower back (in cases of kidney infection), pain or discomfort when urinating, itching in the genital area and milky urine or pus in the urine. Sometimes, the urine can have a bad smell, because it is very concentrated which usually appears if a person drinks less liquids or has a loss of liquids such as in sweating, diarrhea or vomiting.

Given the data that you described, you may or may not experience any of the medical conditions listed above. You may want to have a bacterial culture with an antibiogram from a urine sample to exclude any urinary tract infection. You may also need to take antibiotics according to the antibiogram results.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.


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