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Can endometriosis cause occasional symptoms of a uti?

Can endometriosis cause occasional symptoms of a uti?

Yes: Endometriosis is frequently associated with interstitial cystitis. This is where you feel like you have a UTI but there are no bacteria. In many patients the endo causes so many impulses along the pelvic nerves that the signals start going backwards and cause neurogenic inflammation that triggers the bladder pain and sensitivity. All causes of pelvic pain need to be identified for adequate relief. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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


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Can endometriosis cause UTI like symptoms?

Can endometriosis cause UTI like symptoms?

Yes: It can cause pelvic, bladder and GI symptoms. So there is a lot of overlap between the symptoms related to different causes of chronic pain such as ulcerative colitis, interstitial cystitis and endometriosis. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting urinary tract infections after my endometriosis flares up and then subsides?

Are you sure?: There is no link between urinary tract infections and endometriosis but endometriosis flares could cause the same symptoms as a UTI in some cases. Some people have endometriosis on or in their bladder. Consider getting tested for interstitial cystitis too as this can mimic endometriosis and bladder infections. ...Read more

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WBC/leukocytes constantly in urine, but never nitrites or bacteria. Antibiotics don't help. If not UTI then what? Is endometriosis possible?

WBC/leukocytes constantly in urine, but never nitrites or bacteria. Antibiotics don't help. If not UTI then what? Is endometriosis possible?

WBC in urine: I have seen U/A with trace of small WBC and no growth on urine culture in women who have had vaginitis with either mycoplasma, ureoplasma, BV, trichamonas, yeast (though with yeast/trichamonas they get itching). I usually treat with Zithromax/Flagyl/ Gynezole-1 or doxycycline/flagyl/gynezole-1. Don't know correlation with endometriosis, as that is more internal. Discuss with doctor ...Read more

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Having constant lower abdominal&lower back pain for 3+wks. Neg 4 uti. Had lavh/bso in 2013 d/t endometriosis. Pain worse w/everyday activities. Help!

Having constant lower abdominal&lower back pain for 3+wks. Neg 4 uti. Had lavh/bso in 2013 d/t endometriosis. Pain worse w/everyday activities. Help!

So sorry: For approximately 7 to 10% of women who undergo the surgery you had for endometriosis, these women still have pain related to endometriosis despite having the surgery. I'm so sorry you're going through this. The best you can do is see your gynecologist again. Maybe a trial of Lupron (leuprolide) to see if it helps with pain? Good luck and I'm so sorry. ...Read more

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Been treated for uti's which return. Usually on omnicef to prevent them when needed. Doctors are looking into why this happens (endometrosis, etc). now I have bronchitis like symptoms, fevers, mucus drainage, no allergies, just seasonal and antihistimes d

Been treated for uti's which return. Usually on omnicef to prevent them when needed. Doctors are looking into why this happens (endometrosis, etc). now I have bronchitis like symptoms, fevers, mucus drainage, no allergies, just seasonal and antihistimes d

Uti's: Recurrent uti can occur after vaginal intercourse, taking baths instead of showers, wearing very tight jeans, or from structural anatomic abnormalities of the urinary tract. A Urologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. If bronchitis is not improving a course of appropriate antibiotics should help. ...Read more

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4 year strong pain after sex, bloated symptoms of uti/kidney infection. No abnormalities on tests+scans on bladderkidneys, uterus, urine? Is endometrios?

See answer: 4 year hx of symptoms indicative of a chronic problem. Possibilities include: endometriosis, chronic pid, uterine abnormality, or very likely a chronic "pain syndrome" such as interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (urinary urgency, frequency, bladder discomfort) or chronic pelvic pain syndrome which can be a symptom of another disease, or it can be a condition in its own right. ...Read more

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Male, 47, just finished 3 weeks cipro (ciprofloxacin) after recurring utis. No other symptoms, but occasionally have white stringy particle (s) in urine. Cause?

Male, 47, just finished 3 weeks cipro (ciprofloxacin) after recurring utis. No other symptoms, but occasionally have white stringy particle (s) in urine. Cause?

UTI: Recurrent UTI in a man needs a detailed urologic investigation for anatomic abnormalities or physiological or epidemiological features causing this. At the same time your urine can be examined to determine what the material you describe is. Without seeing this it is impossible to know. See a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can having both endometriosis and gallbladder disease cause really confusing symptoms?

Can having both endometriosis and gallbladder disease cause really confusing symptoms?

Both: Both conditions may coexists. Pelvic pain with endometriosis tends to be lower abdominal pelvic. Gallbladder symptoms are often aggravated by eating fatty, spicy and late meals. ...Read more

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Is endometriosis a cause of painful sex? I always have some pain with intercourse and have read that is one of the symptoms of endometriosis. How do I know if I have endometriosis? .

Endo and sex: Endometriosis is not contagious. It is an abnormal endometrial tissue that has traveled backwards down the fallopian tubes into the pelvis to implant. When a period comes, it bleeds and causes pain, scarring and progressive infertility. It can cause very painful intercoarse when implantation occurs on the uterine ligaments. This can be detected on vaginal exam by your gyno. ...Read more

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How is endometriosis diagnosed? How do I tell if my symptoms are caused by that or by fibroids? What are treatment options for both?

How is endometriosis diagnosed? How do I tell if my symptoms are caused by that or by fibroids? What are treatment options for both?

Surgery: While an elevates ca 125 can be suggestive of endo only surgery can diagnose it. Treatment options include surgery for both. Multiple medical options exist for endometriosis. Since women with endo have a higher risk of ovarian cancer knowing the diagnosis can be helpful long term. ...Read more

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Should women w/endometriosis avoid lymphatic massage? I had it a few times, 2x during period, then read it cld cause to spread. Symptoms progresvly worse.

Spread: I have not heard this nor if I read it. I think if it helps you and make you feel better then you should continue doing it. If it makes it worse than stop. I cannot believe there's evidence either way. ...Read more

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I have history of endometriosis w/ full spectrum of ov ca symptoms on daily basis in past 8mos. All they can find is 1.5cm adexal mass, which md doesn't think is cause of my sx. Can 1.5cm cyst be so symptomatic?

I have history of endometriosis w/ full spectrum of ov ca symptoms on daily basis in past 8mos. All they can find is 1.5cm adexal mass, which md doesn't think is cause of my sx. Can 1.5cm cyst be so symptomatic?

Problematic: So yes women with endo have a higher lifetime risk of ovarian cancer. The risk os still small. You should always be on something to suppress the endo unless trying to get pregnant. Endo, scar tissue, or the mass could cause symptoms. But only surgery can tell you what is going on now. And surgery is not enough. Longstanding medical therapy is also needed. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause an occasional bad odor down there? No STD but have endo. Us that normal? All random as to when it flares up.

Something else: The most common symptoms of endometriosis are painful menses, pain during sex, pelvic pain, or infertility. There are other possible symptoms, such as constipation or diarrhea. I would consider other possibilities for your vaginal odor, such as bacterial vaginosis (bv). With bv, the odor may be worse after sex and during menses. ...Read more

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I didn't have any symptom of endometriosis before I got pregnant then why I have tilted uterus what doc should do is it normal or will cause miscarriag?

I didn't have any symptom of endometriosis before I got pregnant then why I have tilted uterus what doc should do is it normal or will cause miscarriag?

No miscarriage: Having a tilt to one's uterus (forward, backward or midline) doesn't affect infertility or miscarriage at all. Sometimes women with retroverted uteri (tilted back), also have endometriosis. Endometriosis can cause infertility but does not increase risk for miscarriage. There's nothing to "do" about a tilted uterus, it's a normal variation. Best of luck and thank you for using healthtap! ...Read more

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Could undiagnosed endometriosis cause IBS type symptoms? I have horrible heavy periods, terrible cramping etc +IBS type issues wondering if related?

Could undiagnosed endometriosis cause IBS type symptoms? I have horrible heavy periods, terrible cramping etc +IBS type issues wondering if related?

Yes: It is possible that IBS symptoms can be related to Endometriosis if the implants are attached or nearby the intestine. Get examined by a GYN MD and/or a Gastroenterologist for answers. ...Read more

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A year ago I was 30 weeks pregnant, I had symptoms of a uti with pain and pressure while peeing. Found 2-4 hpf rbc in urine but no bacteria or WBC. Pain went away without medication. Dr said was probably baby's position. What caused rbc? Uti? Straining?

A year ago I was 30 weeks pregnant, I had symptoms of a uti with pain and pressure while peeing. Found 2-4 hpf rbc in urine but no bacteria or WBC. Pain went away without medication. Dr said was probably baby's position. What caused rbc? Uti? Straining?

May be: Increased vascularity in the pelvis, especially congestion in the urinary bladder due to fetal position may have been responsible for the few red cells in urine.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have same symptoms as UTI but went to dr and test was neg, but I was given a vaginal pill and everytime I put it causes discomfort. Is that normal?

I have same symptoms as UTI but went to dr and test was neg, but I was given a vaginal pill and everytime I put it causes discomfort. Is that normal?

Could be: It seems like your doc ruled out a UTI and is treating you for some type of vaginitis. If you have vaginitis, the vaginal mucosa will be tender and might be irritated by the current treatment. If your sx persist after the tx, you should contact your doc again. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of UTI which caused by candida?

What are the symptoms of UTI which caused by candida?

Systemic Candida: Symptoms of candida pyelonephritis, cystitis, prostatitis, or epididymo-orchitis are little different from those of the same infections produced by other pathogens. Candiduria occurring in critically ill patients should initially be regarded as a marker for the possibility of invasive candidiasis. ...Read more

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Hypothetically, how long can a UTI go untreated before it causes more noticeable symptoms and/or turns into something more serious?

Hypothetically, how long can a UTI go untreated before it causes more noticeable symptoms and/or turns into something more serious?

Maybe forever: Most UTIs don't lead to complications, such as spread of infection into the kidney (pyelonephritis, kidney abscess) or cause septicemia (blood poisoning). All are dangerous, sometimes fatal. They can happen any time from 1-2 days to a few years from start of UTI. If you suspect you have a UTI, you should see a doctor to confirm it and get proper treatment. Why risk a serious complication? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of uti? Also what causes foul smelling urine thank you

What are the symptoms of uti? Also what causes foul smelling urine thank you

Uti symptoms: Include urinary frequency, urinary urgency, burning with urination, and an abnormal color or odor of urine. This can be a cause of foul smelling urine, as can certain foods, kidney infections or even abnormal connections between the bladder and other organs (colon, eg). ...Read more

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Can constipation cause UTI syntoms? I fell like I have UTI got a urin test done but nothing, I have notice im extremly constiped.

Can constipation cause UTI syntoms? I fell like I have UTI got a urin test done but nothing, I have notice im extremly constiped.

It might: The symptoms of a urinary tract infection. uncomfortable urination, sense of urgency & frequency. Are due to irritation & inflammation of the urinary tract. While constipation would not be expected to inflame the urinary tract (they are separate) straining at stool, sitting a long time on the toilet, etc., might irritate the urinary voiding structures. Work on constipation: fluids, fiber, exercise ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more