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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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Why do I get bladder infections every time I have my period?

Why do I get bladder infections every time I have my period?

General risk factors: Thus far there has not been a direct link or cause and effect of menstrual cycle and UTI. Certainly there are hormonal changes but not correlated with UTI risk. Bottom line, continue to due the basics for UTI prevention and then see a Urologist to have further w/u ...Read more

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Im23 &always get silent bladder infections Can a silent bladder infect. Cause a silent kidney infection?Can it delay period &cause pregnancy symptoms?

Im23 &always get silent bladder infections Can a silent bladder infect. Cause a silent kidney infection?Can it delay period &cause pregnancy symptoms?

Silent UTIs: Yes, silent UTIs and bladder infections can lead to kidney infections (pyelonephritis) if left untreated. Typically, kidney infections are not "silent". they typically cause generalized symptoms (fever, aches) as well as pain at the kidney (lower r or l back). It is essential to get this these treated as they can lead to loss of kidney fcn. Infxn will not delay menses. See your doc for preg test. ...Read more

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Frequent bladder infections and occasional lower ab cramps and pain. I've had ovarian cysts before, and I have irregular periods. What's causing these?

Frequent bladder infections and occasional lower ab cramps and pain. I've had ovarian cysts before, and I have irregular periods. What's causing these?

Cannot diagnose: This is not something that can be solved without a full history and physical exam and perhaps some imaging studies. See a doctor and get this evaluated soon. Good luck and best wishes for a new year. ...Read more

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Can a bladder infection delay period?

Can a bladder infection delay period?

Unlikely: A simple UTI (urinary urgency, frequency, burning, bladder pressure/discomfort) associated with an abnormal urinalysis and positive culture (if done) would be a very unlikely cause of a delayed/late period. Possibly more likely with a severe kidney infection (fever, chills, feel sick) which affects the body as a whole. Many more likely explanations for delayed period than a uti. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a bladder infection cause a delay to your period?

Is it ever that a bladder infection cause a delay to your period?

Yes: Infections may cause changes in your body that may alter your hormonal balance, therefore affecting your menstrual cycle. You should see your gynecologist, nevertheless and get checked. ...Read more

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Can bladder infection interrupt or delay my period?

Can bladder infection interrupt or delay my period?

Probably not: Bladder infections typically have no effect on periods. Serious infection of the kidneys with fever, chills, and systemic symptoms can make you ill enough to miss or delay a period. ...Read more

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Can bladder/yeast/urethra infection cause delayed period?

Can bladder/yeast/urethra infection cause delayed period?

No, it shouldn't.: No, it shouldn't. If you are late, check a pregnancy test. If negative, you might give it a little more time, but if you don't start, call your MD. ...Read more

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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