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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

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is 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


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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 . Dont 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

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