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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience Family Medicine
UTI: You should never have a UTI "for life." if you feel you have a urinary tract infection you need to see your doctor to get treatment. Untreated uti's ... Read More
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Very unlikely: Recurrent uti's occur but a permanent UTI is very unlikely. Other diseases can mimic a UTI such as interstitial cystitis, polycystic kidney disease, l ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possible: You would have a UTI for life in the presence of an infected kidney or bladder stone, or a fistula between large bowel and bladder unless the stone/s ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Many: Bacteria multiplying in bladder. Not urinating after sex, allowing bacteria which reached bladder ; multiply. Using bubble-bath and tub baths rather t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
UTI: good discussion at wikipedia
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Classic symptoms are burning/pain upon urination, with less common being fever, increased frequency, and increased urgency. Cure is with antibiotics. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dudley
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Urinary tract infections are usually uncomfortable. The most frequent symptoms include burning during urination, urinating more frequently than usual ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Risk factors: These include indwelling catheters in the urinary tract, instrumentation, anything that could stagnate urine flow (like stones or obstruction), or abn ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience 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 member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Obstruction/ stones: Males with utis require work up. Predisposition is due to obstruction by BPH (enlarged prostate), scars in urethra, stones in urinary tract, prostatit ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Serious if untreated: Urinary tract infections can cause pain, urgency and frequency of urination. If untreated the kidneys could be affected.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Obstruction, trauma: A urinary tract infection also called as cystitis are common and usually uncomplicated except in pregnant females. Uti starts by colonization of vagin ... Read More
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