A 20-year-old female asked:
Can endometriosis cause occasional symptoms of a uti?
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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
Rarely: Dysuria, or burning with urination, is not caused by endometriosis and should be investigated as a uti. However, the abdominal symptoms of uti, including suprapubic discomfort, could sometimes be caused by endometriosis. Typically endometriosis causes abdominopelvic pain that is distinct from uti; until a certain alternate diagnosis is made, UTI symptoms should be worked up as uti.
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Urogynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Endometriosis is frequently associated with interstitial cystitis. This is where you feel like you have a UTI but there are no bacteria. In many patients the endo causes so many impulses along the pelvic nerves that the signals start going backwards and cause neurogenic inflammation that triggers the bladder pain and sensitivity. All causes of pelvic pain need to be identified for adequate relief.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Can endometriosis cause UTI like symptoms?
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Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Is a UTI only when you have symptoms? Could there be a UTI off and on, but only sometimes causing symptoms?
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Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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