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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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Can kidney stones cause uti and yeast infections?

Can kidney stones cause uti and yeast infections?

Facilitate: Stones do not cause infection, but make it more likely for infection to occur.
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.
Get HPV vaccine ...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

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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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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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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 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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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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Is it normal to have 3 urinary tract infections in less than 2 months? Which consequences can it cause?

Frequent UTI's: It is not normal to have 3 uti's in 2 months. The causes of these uti's may be due to the fact that you have an anatomical problem leading to obstruction of your urine outflow tract. You should see a urologist to be evaluated for a possible obstruction and if one is present and resolved, you may not have any more utis. Good luck. ...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