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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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Can a yeast infection and UTI cause a vagina to swell up? And if not, what can and what are treatments?

Can a yeast infection and UTI cause a vagina to swell up? And if not, what can and what are treatments?

Yes: A yeast infection can, so can numerrous other conditions - reactions to antibiotics like a UTI med can, tampons, other infections, trauma, allergic reaction, herpes and more. For yeast over the counter vaginal yeast cream, but if it persists or worsens i'd see the doc. ...Read more

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Does having a yeast infection cause you to have some what cloudy urine? I don't have UTI symptoms.

See answer: Vaginal yeast infection usually associated with whitish vaginal discharge, redness, vaginal irritation/burning/itching. If discharge mixes with the urine after leaving the bladder then may give contaminated urine a cloudy appearance. Urine, on the other hand, may normally vary from clear to cloudy depending on the effect of diet on urine ph: if too acid or alkaline causes precipitation of sediment. ...Read more

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Two questions. Could a yeast infection cause one to urinate more often? And can a UTI affect a pregnancy test to come out false?

Probably no and no: A yeast infection can cause inflammation of the urethra and certainly make urination more painful. A UTI can certainly cause you to urinate more frequently because your bladder is irritated and wants to stay as empty as possible. A UTI has no effect on the accuracy of a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Could a UTI cause a yeast infection?

Not directly: If you are given an antibiotic for the uti, then the medication itself will not only kill the bad bacteria causing the infection but also the good ones. This results in a change in the environment in the vaginal area, allowing for the overgrowth of yeast. ...Read more

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I took sulfamethoxazole for a UTI and it caused a yeast infection. What should I do?

Talk to your doctor: Your doctor can prescribe an oral (by mouth) drug such as diflucan (fluconazole) or may prescribe a topical anti fungal cream. Please see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis of a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause a yeast infection?

Antibiotics: No, a bacterial urinary track infection cannot cause a yeast infection, however the antibiotics used to treat bacterial urinary track infections certainly can lead to yeast overgrowth by killing off your body's "good" bacteria. ...Read more

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Would a brand new hot tub only used by me- still potentially cause infections such as uti or yeast infection in a woman?

Yes: it is the soap and salts that cause it not the bathtub. Also the length of time you spend in it. Long soaks can kill goid bacteria in your vagina therefore causing yeast infections. ...Read more

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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. Martin Raff
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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