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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here is ...: E. coli is still the commonest bacteria causing UTI although the incidence to discover offending bugs may widely vary among diverse patient population ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
E-coli: In adult women, Escherichia coli accounts 75 to 95 percent of all UTIs. The remaining infections are from Enterobacteriaceae such as Proteus mirabili ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Septicemia: If the infection spread to the blood stream, the person develops high fever, chills, rigors and if left untreated shock and even death. You will know ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: A number of different bacterial can cause UTI. E coli is the commonest, The others being proteus, pseudomonas, klebsiella, Group B Streptococcus (GBS) ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience in Wound care
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Is a antibiotic commonly used to treat MRSA infections. Need to check the sensitivities though to be sure.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Bacterial: Most bladder infections, as we know them, are caused by bacteria with the most common bacteria being e. Coli. Viral infections can occur in any part ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Bacterial cause.: Urinary tract infections occur when pathogenic bacteria proliferate in the urine, causing inflammation in the urethra, bladder and sometimes the kidne ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: It may be extremely difficult to successfully eradicate UTI with kidney stones present, both because they are a form of obstruction and infection occu ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Some labs do not : Identify coagulase negative staph as a specific species and call them all 'epidermidis'. Staph saprophyticus does cause utis in young women.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: But the true meaning behind your question eludes me.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Both not good: Both need to be treated.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The vagina is a warm dark moist place and bacteria love warm dark moist places. There are all kinds of bacteria that live there and don't cause infect ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Infections caused by staphylococcus aureus bacteria can be infectious.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience in Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Absolutely: See your doctor and get this checked out.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes.: Most utis are bacterial infections and require treatment with antibiotics. A urine culture should be done prior to treatment in most cases.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Family practice : By having a pelvic exam by your family doctor. He would diagnose it. Sometimes it is hard to tell by symptoms.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
E. coli...: Urinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. The most co ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Bronchitis and pneumonia can be caused by many viruses, many bacteria, and all the same infectious agents that can cause one person a simple cold, sor ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: That is a very good antibiotic and can treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.. There could be an infection that may be better treated with a di ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Kidney I bet: Probably ascended from the bladder. Ask your physician about whether there is anything you can do to prevent future infections, or whether there may b ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
No, not all.: But most do have the potential to allow yeast to proliferate because antibiotics that kill bacteria can kill the normal organisms that are pert of you ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Can be: The elderly, due to diminished immune function, can react more severely to all infections, including e. Coli infections. This is also true with colds ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
UTI: This would be a very unusual cause of UTI and would question the diagnosis and the manner in which the urine culture was obtained. It can conceivably ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
It can: It can, but not common, most urinary infections "especially in a woman your age" are caused by bacteria, and they are fairly easy to treat.
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