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Is there a connection between sciatica and urinary tract infections

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Not really: Pain due to sciatica may mimic pain due to kidney stone/ colic. Otherwise there is no real relationship.
Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 21 years experience
Not that I know of: Typically not unless there is severe spinal cord injury or chronic opiate use causing urinary retention resulting in chronic infections as a result. T... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Bubble baths/scented shampoos/ dirty bath water all have been linked to uti's in females from toddlers to adults. These agents can trigger irritation ... Read More
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Bubble-bath use is responsible for many utis. Bubble-bath with a little water can travel up a female urethra. This causes irritation and possible infl... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 29 years experience
A Leaky Link: Interstitial cystitis (ic) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the lining of the bladder wall. No one knows exactly what causes it but it can cert... Read More
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possibly: Some patients report a long history of utis before developing ic. On the other hand, bladder lining is damaged with ic leaving subject at increased ri... Read More
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Good questions: Children between 1 and 3 years of age are very prone to seizures. Often this occurs with a febrile illness. Certain viruses and GI infections are fa... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
Urology 31 years experience
It is possible: If the nerve impingement from the herniated disc involves nerves that supply the urinary bladder, then a patient may have incomplete bladder emptying ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
UTI: short distance from anus , vagina and feces to uretheral orifice. I would go to wikipedia for more details and discuss with you Dr. As your reasons ma... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: Urinary infection can develop within a day of a precipitating event, like intercourse, or instrumentation.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't let is: fester or develop into complications. Get UTI treated.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syalanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Fluids: Drink enough water and urinate after intercourse. If symptoms continue, see your doctor it may not be a uti.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
None proven: However, in elderly women cranberry juice showed promise in preventing urinary tract infection but not in treating it. Better think in terms of preven... Read More

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