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Define e coli and urinary tract infection?

UTI caused by E.coli: E. Coli are the most common bacteria and normal inhabitants of the large bowel. These bacteria often reach the bladder, most commonly in females, where they can multiply & cause an infection. Hence advice for women to wipe front to back, and empty bladder after sex. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Whats e coli in urinary tract infection?

Whats e coli in urinary tract infection?

Bacterial cause.: Urinary tract infections occur when pathogenic bacteria proliferate in the urine, causing inflammation in the urethra, bladder and sometimes the kidney. E. Coli is the most common cause, which is usually found in the colon but can contaminate the urine since the urethra and anus are in such close proximity. Infections are cleared with antibiotics, and should be confirmed by urine culture. ...Read more

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How bad is a 60 000 ufc/ml e coli urinary tract infection?

Can't tell: The number of colonies seen in the culture does not have much significance. The important thing is whether symptoms have improved or not. ...Read more

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Is e. Coli contagious?

Is e. Coli contagious?

The facts: E.coli is a bacteria that is commonly found in the digestive tract of warm & cold blooded animals, including humans. It is commonly spread by fecal contamination. Its prevalence makes it a marker for contamination of lakes/city water supplies etc. Certain strains are responsible for human disease, but most live harmlessly in your gut. Good personal hygiene/avoiding contaminated sources stops it. ...Read more

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What are shiga toxin-producing e. Coli?

What are shiga toxin-producing e. Coli?

Dangerous bacteria: Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) are bacteria found in various livestock (cows, swine, etc) which can lead to dangerous food borne illness.Recent outbreaks in Europe are due to a specific type of STEC called strain 0104:h4. In the USA E. coli o157:h7 is a more common strain.Each produces a toxin (shiga) which can disrupt colon cells causing bloody diarrhea or destroy kidney cells & lead to HUS. ...Read more

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Are there E. coli (eaec) of different types of extra-intestinal pathogenic e. coli (expec) ?

Are there E. coli (eaec) of different types of extra-intestinal pathogenic e. coli (expec) ?

No, not really: EAEC are a group of E. COLI that can cause diarrhea but generally are not invasive outside the gi tract ...Read more

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How is e. Coli sepsis treated?

How is e. Coli sepsis treated?

E. coli: This bacteria can produce a wide variety of infections which are generally treated with antibiotics to which the particular strain of e. Coli is sensitive and which will reach the site of infection effectively. Sepsis is the body's reaction to infection and may require supportive care beyond the antibiotics. ...Read more

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E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

Bloody diarrhea: Acute bloody diarrhea is the main symptom, but in some cases there is no bleeding. There is often abdominal tenderness and absence of fever. Complications may include kidney failure, hemolytic anemia, and low platelets. ...Read more

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Can e coli live on surfaces?

On wet surface: E coli is present almost every where in the environment including tap water. ...Read more

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Does penicillin inhibit e. Coli bacterial growth?

Does penicillin inhibit e. Coli bacterial growth?

Most do.: Although there are e. Coli that are resistant to all penicillin-type antimicrobials, these exist mostly in hospitals. Without the antimicrobial pressure in the health care setting, most e. Coli are quite sensitive to most penicillins even ampicillin. Even though penicillin itself is not very useful for e. Coli, really high doses in the "old days" worked. ...Read more

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Treatment for e. Coli bladder infection in 48 yr old male?

Treatment for e. Coli bladder infection in 48 yr old male?

Call your doc: U need antibiotics and if u know u have e-coli , then a sensitivity should have been done by your doc so u know which med to use. ...Read more

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Been prescibed trimethoprim 300mg for e coli in urine. Suspected in vagina, offensive odour. Will antibiotics clear up vaginal e coli?

Been prescibed trimethoprim 300mg for e coli in urine. Suspected in vagina, offensive odour. Will antibiotics clear up vaginal e coli?

Vaginal odor: There are several common reasons for vaginal odors and without seeing you and the vaginal secretions it cannot be assessed effectively. See a gynecologist and get this appropriately addressed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could an e coli infection kill you?

Could an e coli infection kill you?

It can: Any infection if it is not controlled can lead to sever illness leading to death. Most often times bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the causes of e coli uti?

What are the causes of e coli uti?

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. ...Read more

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Can e. Coli lead to dehydration?

Can e. Coli lead to dehydration?

Possibly: So if you have a diarrheal infection with e. Coli you can definitely get dehydrated. ...Read more

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Does silver help in killing salmonella or e coli from food?

In vitro, yes but...: In vivo, it would render your fish dish unpalatable and rather expensive. Since silver ions (single free-form silver) produce free radicles that can kill bacteria(the process can be done in a petri dish), it would mean impregnating and infusing your fish with silver- yuck. ...Read more

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Can e coli infection in the uterus block fallopian tube?

Can e coli infection in the uterus block fallopian tube?

Salpingitis: Yes, scarring of the fallopian tubes can occur with any form of inflammatory process. ...Read more

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E.Coli found in urine culture. Does this means that this bacteria sseeded into my bladder? Does e.Coli in bladder causes prostatits and epididymitis

E.Coli found in urine culture. Does this means that this bacteria sseeded into my bladder? Does e.Coli in bladder causes prostatits and epididymitis

ECOLI: This is one of the most common causes of urinary and genital tract infections. It is found in many forms in the GI tract. The drug sensitivity will tell which antibiotic is best for treatment. ...Read more

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I had a bladder washout for trapped e coli but i still have the same symptoms. Why hasn't it worked?

I had a bladder washout for trapped e coli but i still have the same symptoms. Why hasn't it worked?

Unusual treatment: Bacteria only get trapped in bladder if they are embedded in bladder stones, there is a narrow neck bladder diverticulum or you had bladder enlargement surgery resulting in xs mucus production within bladder so bacteria can hide & multiply. Bladder symptoms r cured by eliminating infection with antibiotics, or meds or procedure to facilitate bladder emptying. ? Get 2nd opinion. C a good urologist. ...Read more

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Treatment for e. Coli bladder infection in 48 yr old male?

Call your doc: U need antibiotics and if u know u have e-coli , then a sensitivity should have been done by your doc so u know which med to use. ...Read more

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Klebsellia in bladder, no large Bowel, ileostomy so how do bowel bugs get in bladder? Also have a e coli. Is this possible?

Klebsellia in bladder, no large Bowel, ileostomy so how do bowel bugs get in bladder?  Also have a e coli.  Is this possible?

Fistula?: Could be a physical connection between the small intestine or colon and the bladder (fistula). This is sometimes associated with air coming out while urinating. Could also be hygiene habits. Best to have a more complete evaluation by you primary, and your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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E.Coli in the bladder and urine - can you catch that from the toilet that person used?

E.Coli in the bladder and urine - can you catch that from the toilet that person used?

E. coli: A significant source of e. Coli is feces. Especially in women, with the short length of the urethra ; the closeness of the anus to the urethra, a urinary tract infection can be due to e. Coli infection from the person's very own e. Coli. While it is possible that e. Coli could come from another source like a toilet, it probably is not present in large enough amt or enough contact to be the source. ...Read more

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Had two bladder washouts last year for e. Coli infection. Things are better but still got symptons. Why hasn't it worked?

Had two bladder washouts last year for e. Coli infection. Things are better but still got symptons. Why hasn't it worked?

Cure the cause: First why you are getting cystitis, if you are menopausal vaginal mucosa looses moisture and prone to get UTI , you may have to use estrogen creams , or you may have diverticulitis, that inflammatory process may be transmitting to bladder ( colovesicular fistula ) or some other cause , first find the cause , . ...Read more

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If have e-coli in bladder will that cause urine to smell like peppermint?

If have e-coli in bladder will that cause urine to smell like peppermint?

NO: Uti , urinary tract infection with e coli and other bacteria cause a foul / slightly ammonia smell . Not a peppermint smell ...Read more

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Do you have to treat every bladder infection in elderly person if all are from e coli and without symptoms?

Do you have to treat every bladder infection in elderly person if all are from e coli and without symptoms?

Good question...: In fact, I have intended not to treat the elderly with asymptomatic bacteriuria, but not without a price in medical practice for declining referral because many medical professionals intensely treat the number not the patients, and they do not like it so to serve high demand of political correctness - "I would be rather safe than sorry." More? Ask your doc or contact me, and I can help. Best wish. ...Read more

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E.Coli in urine culture means it is in your bladder? What UTI or diseases can a person get if e.Coli has been diagnosed in urine culture?

E.Coli in urine culture means it is in your bladder? What UTI or diseases can a person  get if e.Coli has been diagnosed in urine culture?

Cystitis: A positive urine culture for e coli usually means you have an infection of the lining of the bladder, a cystitis. That is what a "uti" is: a urinary tract infection. This can be serious, as it can spread up the ureters to the kidneys (pyelonephritis) and eventually if not treated cause kidney failure. It can also spread to the blood which can be fatal. See a doctor asap and get treated. ...Read more

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I have a bladder infection and vaginal infection with e-coli, what can I do.... Had reactions to two of the meds. ?

I have a bladder infection and vaginal infection with e-coli, what can I do.... Had reactions to two of the meds. ?

Antibiotics: There are numerous classes of antibiotics available to treat UTI depending upon the sensitivity of the offending organism and the history of allergic reactions. Your doctor can usually find alternatives and if not, desensitization may a possible alternative. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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My mother in law has e coli in her bladder, is it contagious?

No: Urinary infections with e coli are not contagious. Small amounts of e coli are almost everywhere, including tap water. ...Read more

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Can a person "catch a bladder infection" from another person? Person has had a urine culture test positive with e coli. Has been on antibiotics and has had a second test show negative.

Can a person "catch a bladder infection" from another person? Person has had a urine culture test positive with e coli.  Has been on antibiotics and has had a second test show negative.

No: This is not passed like a sexually transmitted disease, or from saliva or other contact. Germs get into the pee hole from the outside and climb into the bladder resulting in infection. It is a localized event & the germs come from nearby, often from the anus (stool) where it is a dominant germ. ...Read more

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Hello I had a E Coli UTI last month cured by 1 week Alprim but I still constantly feel like I have a full bladder and frequent urination. Please help?

Hello I had a E Coli UTI last month cured by 1 week Alprim but I still constantly feel like I have a full bladder and frequent urination. Please help?

Recurrent UTI: Common, you may need another course of antibiotics, and practice some hygiene tips, if you aren't doing that already, like wiping from before backwards after bowel movements, urinating right after intercourse if sexually active, drinking lots of fluids / cranberry juice. If truly bothersome see a specialist, a urologist, good luck ...Read more

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32 yr old male with UTI from e coli. What could cause this? Was at a water park recently. Ct scan good. Showed mild bladder wall thickening.

32 yr old male with UTI from e coli.  What could cause this?  Was at a water park recently.   Ct scan good.  Showed mild bladder wall thickening.

Not from water park.: It is extremely unlikely that you would receive any innoculation of bacteria from exposure in a water park that could traverse your (male) urethra to cause an infection. Without a stone, I would suggest that you were likely dehydrated. Have you had any infections before? You may need to be evaluated for subclinical prostatitis that could manifest as bladder outlet obstruction/bladder thickening. ...Read more

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What should I do if the hosiptal says that I have an e coli infection greater than 100, 000 and that i need a disimpaction i have.Spinebiffida and one kidney and a nerogenic bladder and bowel

Listen: Neurogenic bowel/bladder often have constipation.Which can lead to urinary tract intections and may injure your kidney. You may need to be on a bowel program which involves an enema regimen. There are several options including insertion of a chait button in the bowel, a cecostomy button, an appendicostomy, or try peristeen a product being trialled in this country. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What color is e.Coli?

What color is e.Coli?

See the picture : E coli are microscopic organisms and as such are not visible to naked eye. The colonies of e coli are tan in color as shown in the attache picture. ...Read more

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Is all e.Coli bad for you?

Is all e.Coli bad for you?

Depends: E coli are normal part of the colonic bacterial flora and this relation is mutually beneficial. Some strains of e. Coli are pathogenic and are bad. ...Read more

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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines . Some strains can cause severe abdominal cramps, ...Read more