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can kidney stones cause urinary tract infections

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience in Urology
Good question.: I would advise that you consult with a urologist to answer this question. You will need imaging and lab studies, but a cause can hopefully be identif ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Pick
31 years experience in Urology
Kidney : Kidney stones can be found in parts of the kidney where they do not cause problems. If they are small and do not grow over time, they can be watched. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience in Radiology
Can be similar: Flank pain, blood in the urine, frequent urination and pain when urinating can all be cause by both of these problems. Typically, however, back, flan ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Facilitate: Stones do not cause infection, but make it more likely for infection to occur. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole g ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Inderjit Deol
40 years experience in Pathology
UTI: I don't think hyperthyroid cause UTI.
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: Vitamin deficiency, especially of vitamin a, may promote infection, but vitamins do not cause any infection.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: No
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
No: This is not a cause.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
3 ways: There are 3 ways that bacteria invade and infect the urinary tract, ascending, hematogenous and lymphatic spread. Ascending means bacteria ascend the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Bacteria can grow efficiently inside the bladder if the bladder is not completely emptied on a regular basis.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
33 years experience in Urology
Yes: Urinary frequency is a classic symptom as a small ureteral stone passes in the lower portion of the ureter towards the bladder.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience in Pathology
UTI and cancer: No usually except for schistosomiasis which doesn't generally happen in the US. The disease is most commonly found in Africa, as well as Asia and Sout ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Causes of UTI: Most common is bacteria entering the urinary tract through the urethra.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience in Urology
No: Utis, like any infection, are caused by pathogenic organisms. Almost all utis are caused by bacteria.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Denman
23 years experience in Gynecology
Sometimes: If the bladder prolapse is making it difficult to empty your bladder then that can lead to urinary tract infections. A visit to your doctor to check ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: Kidney stones do not cause bladder incontinence.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Find the Cause: You need to figure out why you are having recurrent urinary tract infections. You may have an abnormality in your urinary tract. Those can be associa ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience in General Practice
Yes: It can be a cause of a uti.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience in Radiology
Yes- sort of: Because the female urethra exits inside the labia and just above the vaginal orifice, if there is blood in the urine from kidney stones, it can appea ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
15 years experience in Radiology
Usually not: Usually not - unless there is infection and can be mistakened for vaginal discharge when the discharge is from urethra which is in the same region.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: The kidneys are part of the urinary tract. I hope i answer your question. My line of practice is in surgery and self-healing meditation to treat cance ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Mrsa infections from the bloodstream can secondarily infect the kidneys and lead to kidney abscesses and utis. A primary MRSA UTI or kidney infection ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Symptoms and urine: Examination. Symptoms include burning on urination, fever, frequency of urination, smelly urine etc, urine has white cells and protein and on culture ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Quite a few: Frequency and urgency of urination. Burning or stinging with urination, foul smelling urine, bloody urine. Urge incontinence or leaking. Lower abdomin ... Read More
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