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How common are urinary tract infections?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Very common: Second mos common infection in children. Very common in adults, more frequent in women rather than men.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Why are urinary tract infections more common in diabetics?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Sugar in urine: Diabetes, if uncontrolled, can lead to higher amount of "sugar" spilling into the urine. Bacteria like sugar, thus they proliferate better when there is more sugar around. Diabetes also decrease the effectiveness of your immune system, leading to higher infection rate.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What cause urinary tract infections?

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Causes of UTI: Most common is bacteria entering the urinary tract through the urethra.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How are urinary tract infections diagnosed?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 bacteria will grow. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urinary-tract-infections-in-teens-and-adults-topic-overview.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are all symptoms of a urinary tract infections?

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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 abdominal pain or tenderness, back/flank pain if infection reaches the kidneys.
A 23-year-old member asked:

What can I do about recurring urinary tract infections?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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.

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