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Can a bladder infection in a woman lead to a man getting prostatitis, or the reverse?

Can a bladder infection in a woman lead to a man getting prostatitis, or the reverse?

Not as a rule: Though the types of bacteria that cause utis in women and prostatitis in men are similar, this is generally not possible. However, some men will develop prostate infections related to stis like chlamydia or gonorrhea, and vice versa for women who might have urethral infections. Safer sex practices and regular STI testing is always important. ...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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What could lead to bladder infections in women?

What could lead to bladder infections in women?

See below: Sometimes sexual activity in women will precipitate a bladder infection(honeymoon cystitis). Incompletely emptying the bladder when voiding can lead to recurrent infections. In many there is no recognized cause. Lang term antibiotic prophylaxis is used in some patients with frequent recurrences. ...Read more

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Can women develop bladder infections from having orgasms?

Can women develop bladder infections from having orgasms?

No but: Anything that presses on the urethral orifice during sex (finger, penis, vibrator) could increase risk of a uti. These might also facilitate an orgasm. ...Read more

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62 yr old female with recurring bladder infections over past 2 years. Married...Could inflections result from cunilingus? Citobacter korsosii

62 yr old female with recurring bladder infections over past 2 years.  Married...Could inflections result from cunilingus?  Citobacter korsosii

"Perfect storm": Poor sexual hygiene always increases each individual's risk of a uti. Add to that a post-menopausal state with insufficient estrogen support, and you have the optimal conditions for a uti. Consider for ert. Oral hygiene (brush and gargle) and hydrate before intercourse. Void immediately, thereafter. Consider "pre-coital" antibiotic therapy if you continue to acquire these infections. ...Read more

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Any ideas why increased sexual activity sometimes causes bladder infections in women?

Any ideas why increased sexual activity sometimes causes bladder infections in women?

It's about anatomy: When you think of the physical activity involved, you can see how bacteria may take advantage of the situation. Note the anatomical differences in male vs. female-the urinary tract is much shorter in females, it's easier for bacteria to travel upwards into the bladder and start an infection. Also, E. coli which causes 70% of UTIs, lives in proximity to the genital tract. Hydrate well to reduce UTI ...Read more

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I would like to ask you from a medical standpoint some of the reasons why cystitis or bladder infections/inability to urinate or urinary retention continue to occur in a 33 year old female. my kidneys have been checked and my bowel quite completely. Yet,

I would like to ask you from a medical standpoint some of the reasons why cystitis or bladder infections/inability to urinate or urinary retention continue to occur in a 33 year old female. my kidneys have been checked and my bowel quite completely. Yet,

There is a : Condition called interstitial cystitis where u have inflammation of the bladder wall and symptoms present just like a chronic UTI. Urine retention and urinary tract infections can also be caused by abnormal pathology of the urethra or ureter at the point of entering the bladder (ureterovesicular junction or UVJ) which will promote UTIs. U need a cystoscopy from a Urologist to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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How come I keep getting bladder infections?

How come I keep getting bladder infections?

UTI: Urine formed by the kidneys is usually sterile. Bladder infections are caused by bacteria that travel from the vaginal area into the bladder. Incorrect wiping technique introduce bacteria into the bladder meaust. The lining of the urinary tract can usually kill bacteria and loss of this function maybe the reason for recurrent infection. Any obstruction in the urinary tract can also cause a uti. ...Read more

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How come i keep getting bladder infections so often?

How come i keep getting bladder infections so often?

?Sex, ?hygiene: Could be: you don't urinate after sex and go to sleep with a full bladder, use bubble-bath or take tub baths rather than shower, wipe wrong way, don't spread your thighs when urinating + thus trapping urine behind labia, withhold urge to void, wear thongs or non-cotton underwear, are constipated or are menopausal. All or any of the above could make you prone tro utis. ...Read more

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With bladder infections what else should I be looking for?

With bladder infections what else should I be looking for?

Depends: It depends on wether you are man or woman, what organism is involved, are there any developmental defects, do you have urinary stones? Bladder infection may spread to other organs, especially kidney. Bladder infections are generally easily treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more