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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
11 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Many: Being female having diabetes pregnancy kidney stones above are risk factors.
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A 41-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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bacteria: Utis are caused by bacterial migration into the urethra/bladder. Hygeine (not wiping front to back, etc) may be an issue. Urinating before and after ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Enteric organisms: Enteric bacteria, usually e coli, cause urinary infections. Prediposing factors may be improper hygiene, urinary tract abnormalities and trauma, even ... 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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Two common causes: Frequent utis in adults especially in women are often related to sexual activities and personal susceptibility.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Bacteria: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are caused by bacteria. There are several bacteria that could cause the infection. Women are more susceptible as they h ... Read More
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A 48-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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Morse
27 years experience Urogynecology
Find a specialist: (urologist or urogynecologist) who is interested in evaluating women with this problem. Uti is not always sucessfully treated just with antibiotics a ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Urinary stasis: Abnormalities in the urinary tract affecting urine flow are the most frequent causes. Examples are: congenital lesions such as vesicoureteral reflux, ... Read More
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