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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


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My doctor proscribed me ciprofloxacin for my urinary tract infection. I have mononucleosis. Will this cause a rash?

My doctor proscribed me ciprofloxacin for my urinary tract infection. I have mononucleosis. Will this cause a rash?

Mono: Iyou may develop a rash, but it could be due to mono and not to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not known to cause a rash with mono ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection cause you any pain while having sex?

Can a urinary tract infection cause you any pain while having sex?

Yes: Inflammation of bladder and urethra from a UTI makes the area tender and thus may well cause pain with sex. For either sex. ...Read more

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Why does a urinary tract infection cause delirium?

Why does a urinary tract infection cause delirium?

Great question: We believe delirium occurs when the brain cannot maintain its normal activities when overwhelmed by metabolic demands or other variables which exceed the brain's capacity to compensate for. We do not know why uti's precipitate delirium in vulnerable older adults. We do know fever increases the oxidative requirements of the brain, and cytokines released during infection may play a role. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection cause an abnormal smear test?

Can a urinary tract infection cause an abnormal smear test?

Specimen collection: I trust you mean pap smear test. If the specimen for pap is collected properly a urinary infection should not affect the results, however, it would be better to treat UTI first and then do the pap test. ...Read more

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Can having a urinary tract infection cause an epileptic to get a seizure?

Can having a urinary tract infection cause an epileptic to get a seizure?

Yes: Infections and particularly fever can lower seizure threshhold and trigger a seizure. Everybody, even people without seizure disorder, has a stress level that may result in a seizure but especially people with underlying seizure disorder. If you haven't been diagnosed with seizures before, you definitely need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Yes: Urgency can certainly be associated with a urinary tract infection, especially if these symptoms occurred suddenly. Call your doctor to set up a urine lab test. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection cause miscarriage? And your hCG levels to drop?

Can a urinary tract infection cause miscarriage? And your hCG levels to drop?

Not likely except...: Generally only a severe urinary tract infection leading to a kidney infection could cause a pregnancy loss or miscarriage. And unless that happens (again truly rare) it is unlikely that pregnancy hormone levels will drop. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection cause someone elderly to lose his ability to speak?

Can a urinary tract infection cause someone elderly to lose his ability to speak?

Sepsis: Any infection can go into the blood stream or what is called sepsis. Severe infection may cause mental confusion and at times a stroke like symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection cause someone to lose their ability to speak or use their vocal chords?

Can a urinary tract infection cause someone to lose their ability to speak or use their vocal chords?

Never say never, but: That would be very unusual. See your ENT if hoarseness persists more than a week or so. ...Read more

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Why does a urinary tract infection cause blood in urine?

Why does a urinary tract infection cause blood in urine?

Inflammation.: Bacterial infections can cause inflammation/irritation of the lining of your urinary tract leading to traces of blood making its way in your urine. Also explains why sometimes with a bad cold we sometimes see streaks of blood in mucous and phlegm. Bacteria similarly cause irritation of the respiratory tract lining. ...Read more

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Might having a urinary tract infection cause an elderly person to lose his ability to speak and interact?

Might having a urinary tract infection cause an elderly person to lose his ability to speak and interact?

No: Not unless that infection spreads, becomes very severe and affects the parts of the brain controlling speech. This would be incredibly rare. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a urinary tract infection and what kind of medicine can I take for the pain?

What are the causes of a urinary tract infection and what kind of medicine can I take for the pain?

Multiple causes: Most urinary infections are bacterial. Some are ascending infections through the urethra, especially in women, other are due to seeding of the kidney through blood. Some urinary infections are prompted by obstruction to the flow of urine. The medicine needs to be tailored to the organism causing the infection and it is not a matter for self-care. Please see your doctor for proper antibiotic. ...Read more

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I've had a urinary tract infection and never resolved it. Can having it for several years untreated, cause erection problems?

Careful: Yes, especially if it is not an UTI but a sexually transmitted disease. Please go get checked. ...Read more

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I have a urinary tract infection what should I take and what causes them?

You shld: Take an antibiotic sensitive to the bacteria causing the infection. They are usually caused by a bacteria. ...Read more

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I have treated a urinary tract infection but it seems to never go away.....What can be the cause of this?

Many causes.: Interstitial cystitis, anatomic abnormality, dysfunctional voiding, medication effect, etc. Need to see your doc who treats the uti. ...Read more

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What's a urinary tract infection in a baby caused by?

Bacteria from feces: Stool in the diaper gets to or very close to the the urethral opening. Bacteria can then work their way up to the bladder and cause a uti. Baby's thigh movements can cause bacteria or microscopic amounts to soft stool to work their way up to the bladder. Spending some time in a soapy bath, with genitalia submerged can lead to irritation of the urinary opening and facililitation for bacterial entry. ...Read more

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Can my husbands semen cause me to have a urinary tract infection?

No: Cause of UTI after sex is bacteria entering the urethra ; thrusting action of penis in vagina 'massages' urethjral bacteria up into the bladder. Bacteria thrive in bladder urine ; attatch themselves to bladder lining ; multiply rapidly. Hence advice to urinate after sex to empty bladder ; eliminate bacteria which could cause a uti. ...Read more

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Does a urinary tract infection for a girl cause the sexual intercorse to hurt?

Yes but...: Other problems including more serious infections can also cause pain with intercourse. Consultation with a health care provider is necessary to determine the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), urinary ...Read more