Hide This

FREEHER HealthToolkit

HER Health Toolkit

Sign up for EmpowHER updates and you'll receive our
FREE HER Health Toolkit

Pregnancy

Get Email Updates

Pregnancy Guide

Rosa Cabrera RN

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.

ASK

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!

EmpowHER Guest

ask: vaginal

By Anonymous
 
Rate This

hi i' a 23 years old girl and i'm still virgin;the thing is i start having sharp abdominal and vaginal pain;then few weaks ago it stopped .today i woke up and i couldn't help notice that i practicly have an urgent need to urinate almost every 2 mn;what worries me most is the pain and this felling of burn everytime i go to pee. please help me

Add a Comment1 Comments

Rosa Cabrera RN

Hi Anon,


It sounds like you may have a urinary tract infection. 


A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection that can happen anywhere along the urinary tract. Urinary tract infections have different names, depending on what part of the urinary tract is infected.
Bladder -- an infection in the bladder is also called cystitis or a bladder infection
Kidneys -- an infection of one or both kidneys is called pyelonephritis or a kidney infection
Ureters -- the tubes that take urine from each kidney to the bladder are only rarely the site of infection

Urethra -- an infection of the tube that empties urine from the bladder to the outside is called urethritis
The symptoms of a bladder infection include:
Cloudyor bloody urine, which may have a foul or strong odor
Low fever (not everyone will have a fever)
Pain or burning with urination
Pressure or cramping in the lower abdomen (usually middle) or back
Strong need to urinate often, even right after the bladder has been emptied
If the infection spreads to your kidneys, symptoms may include:
Chills and shaking or night sweats
Fatigue and a general ill feeling
Fever above 101 degrees Fahrenheit
Flank (side), back, or groin pain
Flushed, warm, or reddened skin
Mental changes or confusion (in the elderly, these symptoms often are the only signs of a UTI)
Nausea and vomiting
Severe abdominal pain (sometimes)
A urine sample is usually collected to perform the following tests:
Urinalysis is done to look for white blood cells, red blood cells, bacteria, and to test for certain chemicals, such as nitrites in the urine. Most of the time, your doctor or nurse can diagnose an infection using a urinalysis.
Urine culture - clean catch may be done to identify the bacteria in the urine to make sure the correct antibiotic is being used for treatment.

If you think you may have a UTI, please see your doctor for treatment and diagnosing.

Best,

Rosa

 

 

 

 

  •  

December 2, 2012 - 9:12pm
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Tags

Improved

1674 Health

Changed

629 Lives

Saved

479 Lives
2 lives impacted in the last 24 hrs Learn More

Take Our Featured Health Poll

Pregnant? Where do you get your information and support about pregnancy and delivery? :
View Results