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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

Dr. James Chapman
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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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Could guys get urinary tract infections?

Could guys get urinary tract infections?

UTI in men: Men can get urinary tract infections if bacteria gets into the urethra from trauma, masturbation, sexual intercourse, etc. Rarely, men who have undiagnosed problems with their urinary tract system may develop an infection without the events listed above. ...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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Why do I get urinary tract infections so often? How can I prevent this from happening?

Why do I get urinary tract infections so often? How can I prevent this from happening?

Talk to you doctor.: Without more information, it is unclear if these recurrent utis are relapses or reinfections. Your doctor should determine if appropriate antibiotics were utilized. You may also need to have a discussion with your doctor regarding hygiene, bathing habits, sexual history, etc. There may be an anatomic abnormality that could be evaluated by a urologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal to get urinary tract infections after cholecystectomy?

Is it normal to get urinary tract infections after cholecystectomy?

It's possible: It is not "normal" to have a urinary infection after cholecystectomy, but it can happen, particularly if there was a catheter placed. A short course of antibiotics and some cranberry juice should fix it right up however. ...Read more

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Why would I get urinary tract infections a couple days to a week leading up to my period?

Why would I get urinary tract infections a couple days to a week leading up to my period?

Bacteria in the uret: Bact is getting into the urethra, you need a culture and urinalysis to see if it is really an infection or another type of irritation, so you should see your gyn and you may need to see a urologist. Once you are properly diagnosed things can be done to try to prevent infection in the future if it is truly an infection. ...Read more

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How come i get so many urinary tract infections?

How come i get so many urinary tract infections?

UTI risks: The most common reasons center around issues of hygiene and hydration status. Make sure these things are optimized, and then review with your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from constant urinary tract infections?

How can I get relief from constant urinary tract infections?

Find a cause: You may have a stone in the kidney or bladder, some malformation, or some other mechanical or idiosyncratic reason for having these. Cystoscopy and imaging of the gu tract may be in order. ...Read more

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Why are females more prone to urinary tract infections v males?

Why are females more prone to urinary tract infections v males?

Anatomy.: The urethra is the tube that connects the bladder to the exterior of the body. Women have a shorter urethra than males, so bacteria have easier access to the bladder. Also, female urethras are close in proximity to the anus and vulnerable to contamination by gut bacteria. Bacteria from the anal area, such as e. Coli, are a common cause of UTI in women, especially those who are sexually active. ...Read more

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Why would a child of 7 years get 2 urinary tract infections this year?

Be seen: It is unusual for a child of that age to get many infections. Particularly if it is a male, but even if it is a female, there may be anatomic sources for their problem. ...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


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Urinary (Definition)

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