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I just tested +for etg on a ua; I haven't had any alcohol. I have a bad bladder infection and my UA showed very high ketones. Can this cause a false +?

I just tested +for etg on a ua; I haven't had any alcohol. I have a bad bladder infection and my UA showed very high ketones. Can this cause a false +?

See below: Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) test is very sensitive and specific test and a strong indicator of alcohol ingestion within the previous 3-5 days. UTI or high ketones will not cause a false positive EtG. Unintentional exposure from certain OTC medications, personal hygiene products (e.g. mouthwash, hand sanitizers) or foods prepared or flavored with alcohol can cause a "low level" positive test. ...Read more

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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Can u get a bladder infection from alcohol?

Can u get a bladder infection from alcohol?

No: Alcohol is mostly metabolized in the liver, and very little free alcohol is excreted in urine. Alcohol can cause irritation of the bladder wall, which can cause symptoms similar to a bladder infection, but would require ingestion of very large amounts of alcohol in an individual whose liver was not working properly. Alcohol may lead to sexual contact which can lead to infection. ...Read more

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What could cause my reoccuring bladder infection?

What could cause my reoccuring bladder infection?

Several items: There a variety of reasons for recurrent bladder infections. Douching, spermicidal ointments (on condoms), bubble baths and stones are just a few. ...Read more

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What can cause bladder infections in teenage boys?

What can cause bladder infections in teenage boys?

Bladder infection: bladder infection in teenagers is unusual unless there is a history of kidney reflux causing repeated infections and scaring of kidneys or bladder. Teenagers who are sexually active can have sexually transmitted diseases that looks and acts like bladder infections ...Read more

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What causes rid of a bladder infection?

What causes rid of a bladder infection?

Script antitibiotics: From your dr. In meantime drink lots of water & urinate every 1 - 2 hours during the day & once or twice at night. ...Read more

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Can rough sex cause a bladder infection?

Can rough sex cause a bladder infection?

Intercourse whether: Rogh or not can push vaginal bacteria up heh urethra and cause uti, u want to urinate right after intercourse to try to flush any bacteria out of the urethra and sex does not have to be rough to be enjoyable. ...Read more

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Can it be that a bladder infection cause lower right side pain?

Can it be that a bladder infection cause lower right side pain?

Pain in lower middle: Usually bladder infection will cause pain during urination associated with frequency of urination, urgency and sometimes blood in urine.It can cause pain or discomfort in middle of lower abdomen and rarely may cause some discomfort or pain on right side especially if the infection is also in the kidneys/ureters. ...Read more

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What causes bladder infection in a women? She is in pain in her bladder & back

What causes bladder infection in a women? She is in pain in her bladder & back

Most: Most bladder infections are caused by bacteria from the genital/anal area that get into the urethra and then the bladder. The most common reasons for a woman to develop an infection are: - poor hygiene: you always want to wipe "front to back" to avoid rubbing fecal bacteria over your vaginal and urethral areas - sexual activity: the act of sex can push bacteria into the urethra - you can avoid this by always peeing right after sex to flush it out - bad luck if you suspect a urinary tract/ bladder infection, you should call your doctor to be seen. Your doctor may want to check a urine sample to see if you are infected and what kind of bacteria has caused it. This can help the doctor know which antibiotic will work best for you. ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a bladder infection cause some mental issues for 4 year old?

UTI: It depends on the maturity of the child. Sometimes it does not bother the 4 year old or it can cause phobia to future sickness. ...Read more

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I have a bladder infection and several times when I went to the bathroom, I noticed what looked like tissue in the toilet, what could cause this?

See answer: Any tissue-like material that comes from the bladder during a UTI is likely either mucus and or blood related to the inflammation of the bladder lining. Drinking more fluids will help minimize this along with taking the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bladder infections after having intercourse?

Minor trauma: A bit of trauma to the urethra (the short tube which carries urine from the bladder to the outside) prevention may include some care during sex and /or antibacterial medicine taken to prevent infection. ...Read more

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What causes bladder infection?

What causes bladder infection?

Bacteria: Most bladder infections are caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract. This commonly occurs in women due to tight clothing, wiping incorrectly (back to front instead of front to back) and sexual activity. See your doctor if you have symptoms of a bladder infection. ...Read more

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What causes repeat bladder infections?

What causes repeat bladder infections?

Many answers: There are many possibilities. A common one in a 30 year old woman who is sexually active is minor trauma during sex. ...Read more

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What causes you get bladder infections?

What causes you get bladder infections?

Several factors-: Keeping infections out, our urinary system is designed to push urine completely out. Infections occur when microbes aren't flushed out, allowing it to travel upstream and grow in unvoided urine that remains. This may occur if there is an anatomical problem like an enlarged prostate that weakens urine flow and causes urinary retention, or physiologic issues that causes urine backflow (aka.Reflux). ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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


Dr. William Harris
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Bladder Infection (Definition)

Caused by bacteria multiplying in bladder. Most common symptoms are frequent urination, burning sensation during urination & foul smelling urine. Cause inflammation ...Read more