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A 39-year-old female asked:

what is ecoli uti and how it is caused?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Common: E coli is a very common cause of an infection in the bladder. Typical origin is from the GI tract.
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
E coli is one of the most common urinary patogen accounting 80percent of uti women are more prone to get infections due to anatomical short urethra and anal closeness
Sep 19, 2013

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of e coli uti?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Bowel to bladder: Significant amount of stool consists of e. Coli bacteria, & thus skin in perineal area is not unusually colonisd by bowel e. Coli. There is very little disnance from anus to urethral opening in women, & women's urethras avery short, so it is very easy e. Coli bacteria to reach the bladder. Most women secrete vaginal immunoglobulins which can be bacteriocidal, & one reason why most women r UTI free.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have a UTI it is similar to e coli?

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
E. Coli: Is most common cause of UTI. Usually antbiotic treatment is given for a UTI. See your doctor about it. Rest and drink water help the cause.
FL
A 23-year-old male asked about a male:

Is there a natural way to treat an e. coli uti?

5 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tambi Jarmi
Nephrology and Dialysis 23 years experience
No: if you have symptoms it has to be treated with antibiotics
NJ
A 33-year-old female asked:

Is it ok that my uti was caused by enterobacter and not e.coli? Not in a hospital and am not immune comprised.

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
"OK" Especially if : Especially if recurring UTI, investigate for any correctable cause. Cystitis? Or other diagnosis? How treated? Enterobacter is often resistant to antibiotics. The involvement of enterobacter, by itself, does not imply impaired immunity.

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