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Can A Urinary Tract Infection Cause Stomach Pain
YES, UTI=lower pain: Cystitis (bladder infection or uti) usually causes lower abdomen pain or 'spasms'. If the pain migrates to mid-back (one side) then a kidney infection is a possibility. You should get seen and be ready to provide a 'clean catch' urine sample. A bladder infection may also cause urine frequency, urgency, pain-burning with urinating, urine odor, cloudy urine. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
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
Many causes: Utis are caused by bacteria getting into bladder and multiplying. Bacteria can enter during sex and hence reason to urinate after sex. Toilet hygiene, not wiping front to back, also keeping thighs closed which traps urine in vagina. Bubble-bath and tubs rather than showers. Thong and non-cotton underwear. Constipation. Withholding urination, drinking too little or urinating often enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: However, urine infections can travel up from the bladder to involve the kidney (pyleonephritis), which can infect and inflame the kidney tissue. This can result in remarkable pain and being "really sick." an "ascending" infection like this is uncommon. But, see your doctor if you think the symptoms are there! ...Read more
UTI and bleeding: A UTI can cause blood in the urine, due irritation of the bladder, but not vaginal bleeding. If the blood is only visible with urination, it could be the bladder. Kidney or urinary tract stones can also cause blood in the urine. If you are having vaginal bleeding, like a period, that flows while you are not urinating, then it would not be related to UTI. ...Read more
Bugs, bugs , bugs: Most GI tract infections (gastroenteritis) are caused by bacterial or viral contamination of what we eat. Proper hand washing , food prep techniques and food storage techniques should prevent these but most people get sick when they take shortcuts-- not washing hands, eating food from fridge that's too old, meat not cooked thoroughly, etc. ...Read more
3 ways: There are 3 ways that bacteria invade and infect the urinary tract, ascending, hematogenous and lymphatic spread. Ascending means bacteria ascend the urethra into the bladder. Hematogenous spread is when bacteria in the blood stream seed into the kidney tissue. Lymphatic spread is one way bacteria can get from the bladder into the kidney. The other is up the ureter. ...Read more
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
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