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can gallstones cause urinary tract infections

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
It can: It gives more time (if they are there) for bacteria to grow.
Dr. Morton Levitt
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UTIs: Women are generally more prone to utis than men, presumably due to the short urethra. Bacteria enter the bladder through this short urethra during int ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Vitamin deficiency, especially of vitamin a, may promote infection, but vitamins do not cause any infection.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Causes of UTI: Most common is bacteria entering the urinary tract through the urethra.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abraham Morse
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It is unlikely: that an ovarian cyst will cause a UTI. However, some women may experience similar symptoms which may be mistaken for a UTI. Careful testing of the u ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Intercourse: Many urinary tract infections in women occur after sex because the vaginal and rectal areas are so close to the urethra where women urinate from. Sex ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI isUnusual in men: The infection usually tracks upwards through the urethra. Causes may include sexual activity, non circumcision with suboptimal hygiene, or unknown. In ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Staph from the skin: And e. Coli and enterococcus from the skin of the perineum near the rectum are the usual organisms.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maxwell Dartey
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
UTI: Urinary tract infection should not cause weight loss. If you are losing weight and you are not dieting to lose weight, you need to be checked to find ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some…: Recurrent urinary tract infections alone in a 24-year-old female should not cause weight loss. Clinically, the weight loss in such person would be mor ... Read More
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Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Bacteria + host.: Utis are caused by bacteria, most commonly e. Coli. For an infection to take hold, bacteria has to make its way into the bladder while overcoming norm ... Read More
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