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I woke up at 3 am with what seems to be a UTI. Is there

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I woke up at 3 am with what seems to be a UTI. Is there anywhere to go besides the ER?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I just woke up with it. I have not had any indication of it before now.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I am 68 and the last time I had one was 2012.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Please write your question in detail.

What are your symptoms exactly?

Do you have primary doctor?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Full feeling bladder. Trouble urinating.
Dr. Steven Meyer.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 months ago.

Did you pass urine at all?

How is its color?

Is there any swelling of lower abdomen?

Are you male or female?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Very little. I didn't think to look at the time.
No swelling. Female
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for all the information,
I am sorry for your symptoms.
Your symptoms seem to be due to an infection or stone in the urinary tract.
Please try to drink fluid.
Passing diluted urine can reduce the symptoms.
An urinalysis should be taken.
Antibiotics can be needed.
Doctor can take an ultrasound to rule out stones.
You can take cranberry juice.
OTC Azo tablets will also help in pain, burning.
You can apply alternate hot & cold compress over lower abdomen.
You can try to pass urine after opening the tap.
Sound of running water often helps to pass urine.
If you do not feel relief, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor in ER.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish your early recovery.
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