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How to Diagnose a Urinary Tract Infection

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Last night I was at home and felt like I was getting a urinary tract infection,felt the urge to pee and nothing really came out. Well this morning I felt better,then this afternoon I went to the restroom and my urine smelled very,very strong I have never had that strong of a smell to my urine ever. It smelled very strong and stale like it had been in my bladder for a week. what could this be?


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replied February 23rd, 2006
Urinary & Bladder Disorders Answer A417
Stong and stale smelling urine could indicate a possible urinary infection (cystitis) but must be confirmed by a urine analyses. Nitrates, proteins, leucocytes, erythrocytes found in the urine are typical for a urinary infection. If inflammation is confirmed, the infective agent can be detected with a microbiological examination (urinocultura). Urinary infections are more frequently experienced by females than by males.
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