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difference between urinary tract infection and std

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
30 years experience Urogynecology
No: Most urinary tract infections are not caused by organisms that cause stds. The most common bacterium that causes utis is e. Coli from feces.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Urinary tract infection is a general term including upper tract infection (pyelonephritis-infection of kidney) and lower tract infection (cystitis-bla ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Serlin
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, : Yes, these are two terms for the same thing. Uti(urinary tract infection) is the medical term, while bladder infection is the lay term. Both refer ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Terminology: A bladder infection is a type of urinary tract infection.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cysti ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Are you taking: Antibiotics? I trust that you saw your doctor and have been prescribed proper antibiotics that you are taking. After that you need to drink plenty of ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Urinary : Urinary tract infection (UTI) and bladder infection are the same. Symptoms include burning or stinging with urination, increased urinary frequency, di ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Morse
27 years experience Urogynecology
It is OK to have sex: But it may be uncomfortable for you due to the recent uti.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Morse
27 years experience Urogynecology
Drink fluids: To help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider.
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