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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?

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

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Can vitamins cause urinary tract infections?

Can vitamins cause urinary tract infections?

No: Vitamin deficiency, especially of vitamin a, may promote infection, but vitamins do not cause any infection. ...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 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 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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What could be the causes of reoccuring urinary tract infections?

What could be the causes of reoccuring urinary tract infections?

Many possible: Leaving bladder full without urinating after sex, bubble-bath +/or tub baths rather than taking showers, thongs +/or non-cotton underwear, sub-optimal toilet hygiene by not wiping front to back or keeping thighs together + trapping urine in vagina with voiding, chronic constipation, menopause, bladder stone/s and poor nutrition. ...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 causes some one to get urinary tract infections every month?

What causes some one to get urinary tract infections every month?

Here are some ...: How have you known having monthly UTI? Is it based on irritative voiding symptoms or symptoms + urine culture? If just on symptoms around period or ovulation, such irritative voiding symptoms may be related with hormonal change making urinary lining more sensitive in some; if on Sx + U-culture, you then indeed have bacterial UTI, which could be treated with timely use of preventive antibiotics. ...Read more

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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


Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more


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