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Dr. William Singer
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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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What cause urinary tract infections?

What cause urinary tract infections?

Causes of UTI: Most common is bacteria entering the urinary tract through the urethra. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause urinary tract infections? Have gotten a UTI two months in a row following growth and pain in ovarian cyst.

Can an ovarian cyst cause urinary tract infections?  Have gotten a UTI two months in a row following growth and pain in ovarian cyst.

It is unlikely: that an ovarian cyst will cause a UTI. However, some women may experience similar symptoms which may be mistaken for a UTI. Careful testing of the urine is required to rule out UTI. It is easy to overdiagnose UTI. I hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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What causes most women's urinary tract infections?

What causes most women's urinary tract infections?

Intercourse: Many urinary tract infections in women occur after sex because the vaginal and rectal areas are so close to the urethra where women urinate from. Sex allows bacteria from these close areas to be spread toward the urethra. Urinating immediately after sex can decrease the number of infections. If they are still frequent, sometimes doctors will prescribe a medicine to take each time after sex. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of urinary tract infections in elderly men?

Enlarged prostate: Prostatic enlargement can lead to progressive urethral + bladder neck obstruction leading to impaired bladder drainage + various degrees of urinary retention. Also can develop bladder diverticula (outpouchings) from increased voiding pressures in bladder, which do not empty with urination. Retained urine "stagnates" and is fertile ground for utis. ...Read more

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What organism typically causes urinary tract infections?

What organism typically causes urinary tract infections?

E. Coli: E. Coli is present in vaginal secretions which is the most common bacteria to cause bladder infections (uti). ...Read more

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Can urinary tract infections cause weight loss?

Can urinary tract infections cause weight loss?

Not directly: the UTI itself will not cause weight loss in the long term. But in the short term, the weight can fluctuate due to the level of hydration that can vary due to nausea related to a UTI. ...Read more

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Das urinary tract infections cause weight loss?

Das urinary tract infections cause weight loss?

UTI: Urinary tract infection should not cause weight loss. If you are losing weight and you are not dieting to lose weight, you need to be checked to find the cause of the weight loss. ...Read more

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What causes frequent urinary tract infections?

What causes frequent urinary tract infections?

Two common causes: Frequent utis in adults especially in women are often related to sexual activities and personal susceptibility. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infections in women?

What causes urinary tract infections in women?

Your own bacteria: Urinary tract infections (UTI) come from bacteria already living on your perineal ("bottom") area. These "bad" bacteria that cause UTI are usually kept in check by other "good" bacteria living in the same area. Reasons women get infections are multifactorial (multiple reasons) including sexual activity, state of immune system, anatomy, bladder function, genetic predisposition, possibly diet, etc. ...Read more

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What are some causes of urinary tract infections?

Basic concepts-: Normally, the human urinary system is designed to 1) flow one way (i.e. Out) and 2) completely empty the bladder. Disrupting forward flow can cause "back wash" of urine(with bacteria) into the urethra (eg.Chronic catheter use, wiping improperly); if urine is left standing in the bladder (like an enlarged prostate, weak bladder, anatomical problem), then bacteria can grow and cause infection. ...Read more

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What are the causes of consistent urinary tract infections?

What are the causes of consistent urinary tract infections?

Find a specialist: (urologist or urogynecologist) who is interested in evaluating women with this problem. Uti is not always sucessfully treated just with antibiotics and there are other causes of bladder symptoms besides urinary infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can urinary tract infections be caused by masturbating ?

Can urinary tract infections be caused by masturbating ?

Low risk: Some women get urinary infection due to sex, even without any sexually transmitted infections. A male is very unlikely to get urinary infection from masturbation. ...Read more

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Will urinary tract infections cause bleeding into the urine?

Will urinary tract infections cause bleeding into the urine?

Some do: Some strains of bacteria are more frequently associated with blood in the urine (hematuria) just as some post-menopausal women are more liely to have hematuria associated with cystitis or utis than pre-menopausal women. ...Read more

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Was wondering what illesses would cause right rib pain and urinary tract infections?

Depends: If the "rib pain" is in the back, this may indicate that your kidneys are infected. If in the front, these may be unrelated. If you have recurrent UTI discuss prevention strategy with your doctor (hydration, peeing immediately after sex, etc). ...Read more

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Is sexual activity one of the commonly recognized causes of urinary tract infections?

Is sexual activity one of the commonly recognized causes of urinary tract infections?

Yes: It's common for a woman to get a urinary tract infection shortly after she begins having intercourse. The anatomy and physics send the bacteria up the urethra into the bladder. It's a wonderful time, and remembering to drink plenty of water and empty the bladder often may not fit so well with the mood -- but try to remember. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infections cause a late period?

Can a urinary tract infections cause a late period?

Unlikely: Antibiotics should not affect your menstrual cycle, but stress can certainly delay menses. But some antibiotics can couneract efficacy of birth control pill, thus unprotected sex whilst on bcp can result in an unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infections?

What causes urinary tract infections?

Bacteria: Utis are caused by bacterial migration into the urethra/bladder. Hygeine (not wiping front to back, etc) may be an issue. Urinating before and after intercourse helps to decrease risk of uti. Cranberry juice and increasing water intake may help prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall. Recurrence may indicate anatomical or medical (diabetes, hiv, etc) problems and warrant a work up. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more