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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
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Can a UTI cause bumps or sores on the vaginal area?

Can a UTI cause bumps or sores on the vaginal area?

Not usually: This would depend on the skin coming into contact with the urine. A barrier such as a&d ointment can correct that. If the two things happened at the same time i would be concerned something else is going on. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


Dr. Otto Placik
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Can a UTI cause vaginal bumps? I recently got diagnosed with a bad UTI and no i woke up with a pimple like thing on my vagina just on the outside.

Can a UTI cause vaginal bumps? I recently got diagnosed with a bad UTI and no i woke up with a pimple like thing on  my vagina just on the outside.

May be a cyst : This may be a barholins cyst. If it does not resolve with gentle cleansings and warm compresses, it may require attain by your gynecologist if it does not resolve within 3 weeks or becomes worse or infected. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Is it possible for a UTI or yeast infection to cause bumps in the vaginal area? Also can the medication Macrobid cause bumps as a side effect?

Is it possible for a UTI or yeast infection to cause bumps in the vaginal area? Also can the medication Macrobid cause bumps as a side effect?

No: A UTI will not cause bumps. A yeast infection will not either unless you scratch the area so much it becomes very irritated. Macrobid would not cause bumps unless you were allergic to it. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Does uti cause vaginal fishy odor?

Does uti cause vaginal fishy odor?

No, BV does!: Sometimes disturbances to the natural bacteria in your vagina (douching, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, etc) can allow abnl bacteria like Gardnerella to overgrow and cause a fishy odor. It's not sexually transmitted, but can be treated w/ Metronidazole(Flagyl)/Clindamycin/Boric Acid. See your GYN for a prescription and be examined for other potential causes. Nothing urgent/dangerous though. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Does UTI cause bumps?

Does UTI cause bumps?

No : Infected urine inside the bladder will not cause external bumps. Those would need to be evaluated by examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Harris
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Can a UTI cause vaginal pain?

Can a UTI cause vaginal pain?

Yes: The vagina and bladder are attached so irritation in one organ may cause secondary irritation or pain in the other. This will likely resolve once your UTI is treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Can a UTI cause vaginal bleeding?

Can a UTI cause vaginal bleeding?

Shouldn't: A UTI should not affect the vagina, however some women with a UTI will have lots of blood in the bladder and it can appear that there is blood coming from the vagina. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
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Can a uti cause light vaginal bleeding ?

Can a uti cause light vaginal bleeding ?

Yes: Many UTIs start with vaginal bacteria, so you may have irritation of the vagina and UTI symptoms. In addition, STDs can cause cervical bleeding and UTI symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Can UTI cause yellow discharge? I've yellow vaginal discharge on daily basis. Went for c&s test, no pathogen seen. Negative for wet mount.

Can UTI cause yellow discharge? I've yellow vaginal discharge on daily basis. Went for c&s test, no pathogen seen. Negative for wet mount.

Probably not UTI: UTI doesn't cause vaginal discharge. Probably you were tested for STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) and negative wet mount suggests you were checked for vaginal infections bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, and yeast. But that test messes almost half of trichomonas infections; ask doc about the newly available DNA test for trich, a far better test. Also ask about cervicitis and maybe retest for STDs. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Is it possible to get a bump in vaginal area when having a uti?

Is it possible to get a bump in vaginal area when having a uti?

UTI: This is unlikely to be responsible for a vaginal "bump". To diagnose this you need to be examined. Go see a doctor, possibly your gynecologist. ...Read more

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