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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 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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Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in 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 in 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 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience in 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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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in 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 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
11 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Many: Being female having diabetes pregnancy kidney stones above are risk factors.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
19 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Masturbation: No! this does not cause uti.
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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 43-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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
UTI: good discussion at wikipedia
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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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Staph from the skin: And e. Coli and enterococcus from the skin of the perineum near the rectum are the usual organisms.
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 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Browne
34 years experience in General Surgery
UTI caused by Foley: Foley catheters are commonly used to drain the bladder when patients are unable to void on their own. If the catheters are put in improperly or left i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience in General Practice
Could be: Infections can become life threatening if the infection gets into the bloodstream and causes sepsis.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dudley
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (sti). In men it usually infects the tube that drains the bladder called the urethra. In women it ... 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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