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Doctor insights on: Can Kidney Stones Cause Urinary Tract Infections

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What are all symptoms of a urinary tract infections?

What are all symptoms of a urinary tract infections?

Quite a few: Frequency and urgency of urination. Burning or stinging with urination, foul smelling urine, bloody urine. Urge incontinence or leaking. Lower abdominal pain or tenderness, back/flank pain if infection reaches the kidneys. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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How come I have urinary tract infections and kidney stones all the time?

How come I have urinary tract infections and kidney stones all the time?

Good question.: I would advise that you consult with a urologist to answer this question. You will need imaging and lab studies, but a cause can hopefully be identified and therefore treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference in symptoms of urinary tract infection and kidney stones?

I want to know what is the difference in symptoms of urinary tract infection and kidney stones?

Can be similar: Flank pain, blood in the urine, frequent urination and pain when urinating can all be cause by both of these problems. Typically, however, back, flank or groin pain predominates with kidney stones and pain during urination dominates in uti. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a kidney stone in the urinary tract should I go to the doctor?

How do I get rid of a kidney stone in the urinary tract should I go to the doctor?

Urology consult: I would recommend a urology consultation for appropriate treatment. This may depends on the size and location of the kidney stone. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones, and use a urinary catheter. I'm plagued with uti's and I'm only urinating 200ml per day. Could this be caused by the stones?

I have kidney stones, and use a urinary catheter. I'm plagued with uti's and I'm only urinating 200ml per day. Could this be caused by the stones?

Low urine: Low urine flow per day will enable and promote stones. A stone may be blocking a ureter and limit urine flow. UTI can enable stones, particularly mixed ammonia-calcium-phosphate stones and staghorn stones. Nephrocalcinosis can develop in this setting too. If you drink more, will you make more urine? This will help. ...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 cause urinary tract infections?

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

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Why do urinary tract infections cause delirium?

Why do urinary tract infections cause delirium?

Only if septic: Urinary tract infections may complicate with sepsis or septicemia which may affect the brain function and cause delirium. ...Read more

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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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Is there anything that can cause lower right rib pain, vomiting and urinary tract infections?

Infection itself: Severe urine infections that are left untreated can travel to kidney and cause flank pain and nausea. Get seen asap. ...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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How does this disease cause UTI urinary tract infections?

Please clarify....: To which disease are you referring? Can you please rephrase your question? ...Read more

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Urinary tract infections in pre-teens? What's the usual cause?

Urinary tract infections in pre-teens? What's the usual cause?

Bacteria from stool: Majority of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTI) are bacteria that live in our intestines. Girls without any anatomical problems most often get UTI because they are not wiping in the correct direction (ie. Front to back) after urination. In teenage girls another cause can be sexual activity. ...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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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

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more


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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