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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Can a UTI cause your cycle to be late?

No: Bladder infections not cause your menstrual cycle to be delayed. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause one to feel generally ill?

Can a UTI cause one to feel generally ill?

Yes.: Generally, the older the patient the worse the symptoms. (you aren't old, btw). Elderly patients can get completely disoriented and confused requiring hospitalization. Symptoms can vary from strictly urinary to constitutional including fevers, nausea, headache, etc. If you're having severe symptoms, be sure to get seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can UTI cause tss?

Can UTI cause tss?

No: Tss is a group a streptococcal infection or staphylococcus aureus infection or colonization associated with the sudden onset of shock and organ failure. On streptococcal tss soft tissue infection is the most common portal of entry. A UTI is almost never the cause of either type of tss. ...Read more

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Will a UTI cause me to bleed?

Will a UTI cause me to bleed?

Blood in urine: Hematuria (blood in the urine) is often seen in urinary tract infection. Please see your doctor dortreatment ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause bv?

Can a UTI cause bv?

No: These are two separate and different clinical entiities. A urinary tract infection is just that. Bacterial vaginosis is more of colonization of the vaginal barrel by different bacteria that produce a discharge. ...Read more

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Could a UTI cause a miscarriage?

Probably not: There are many different reasons for miscarriage ranging for chomosomal problems to blood clotting problems. Uti unless severe with fever generally do not cause ...Read more

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Does UTI cause bumps?

Does UTI cause bumps?

No: Infected urine inside the bladder will not cause external bumps. Those would need to be evaluated by examination. ...Read more

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Can UTI cause sticky urine?

Can UTI cause sticky urine?

Diabetes?: Urine can be sticky, foamy, sweet smelling in patients with diabetes that is poorly controlled. See your physician to check your urinalysis for glucose as well as blood glucose to check for diabetes (sugar too high in blood). ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause erection problems?

Can a UTI cause erection problems?

Possibly: Urinary tract infections and sexual dysfunction in men such as erectile dysfunction or impotence symptoms may occur simultaneously. This infection affects mostly men who are 50 years or above in age. Sexually active men are at an increased risk being affected. At your age would exclude other factors first. Also ask your doctor why you are having utis. Not common at your age in men. ...Read more

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Does uti cause vaginal fishy odor?

Does uti cause vaginal fishy odor?

No, BV does!: Sometimes disturbances to the natural bacteria in your vagina (douching, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, etc) can allow abnl bacteria like Gardnerella to overgrow and cause a fishy odor. It's not sexually transmitted, but can be treated w/ Metronidazole (Flagyl)/Clindamycin/Boric Acid. See your GYN for a prescription and be examined for other potential causes. Nothing urgent/dangerous though. ...Read more

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Does the medication for a UTI cause a lot of discharge?

Does the medication for a UTI cause a lot of discharge?

No: Antibiotics don't directly cause discharge. Broad spectrum antibiotics as a result of reducing your normal "flora" (protective bacteria) can lead to a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis, both of which can cause discharge. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause itching?

Can a UTI cause itching?

Yes: A UTI can cause burning more than itching. If there is itching, it is possible that you have a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause ovary pain?

Can a UTI cause ovary pain?

Sometimes infections: In urinary tract can mimic pain in ovaries, but difficult to tell you for sure. Make sure that it is not ectopic pregnancy or pelvic infection. Consult a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Why does a UTI cause itching?

Why does a UTI cause itching?

Usually does not: Cause itching. If you are on an antibiotic for the UTI you can develop a yeast infection which can cause itching so call your doctor and tell them your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can alprim for a UTI cause anxiety?

Can alprim for a UTI cause anxiety?

Not generally: This compound contains the active ingredient trimethoprim (usually combined with sulfamethoxazole to make Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra in the us), and this has not been reported to have anxiety producing side-effects, but anything can happen. ...Read more

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Could a UTI cause a period to be late?

Could a UTI cause a period to be late?

Not normally: If there were complications from a UTI resulting in a significant stress to the body - it might occur. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause a miscarriage?

Can a UTI cause a miscarriage?

UTI miscarriage?: 23 F asks can UTI cause a miscarriage? ANS: Possible but not likely. Ask the Dr. Team taking care of you as they know you best. ...Read more

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Can UTI cause moving testical pain?

Can UTI cause moving testical pain?

Testalgia: Testis pain is not caused by UTI for the most part. Prostatitis (infection or inflammation in the prostate gland) often can cause vague aching in the testes. Get checked out. You may need antibiotic, but not for "uti". ...Read more

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Could UTI cause tinnitus and dizziness?

Could UTI cause tinnitus and dizziness?

No, but...: UTI alone would not cause the symptoms you reported, instead, which strongly suggest some disorders in inner ear resulting from local irritation or its related nerve fibers. So, seek evaluation and counseling by otolaryngologist - ear specialist. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause vaginal pain?

Can a UTI cause vaginal pain?

Yes: The vagina and bladder are attached so irritation in one organ may cause secondary irritation or pain in the other. This will likely resolve once your UTI is treated. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause bumps or sores on the vaginal area?

Can a UTI cause bumps or sores on the vaginal area?

Not usually: This would depend on the skin coming into contact with the urine. A barrier such as a&d ointment can correct that. If the two things happened at the same time I would be concerned something else is going on. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause you to get a overactive bladder that won't go away?

Can a UTI cause you to get a overactive bladder that won't go away?

Not if well treated: If you are still having symptoms check with the md who treated the infection and have a urine sample sent to the lab for a culture and sensitivity to see if the previous antibiotic completely treated the infection. If not, bacterial resistance to the antibiotic requires a different treatment medication. ...Read more

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Could UTI cause meatus become swollen? Mine is swollen since I got UTI last month. ..Until now...

Could UTI cause meatus become swollen? Mine is swollen since I got UTI last month. ..Until now...

Yes it could: Meatus can take a couple of weeks to settle down. Can remain swollen if you are masturbating. Could also mean that the UTI has not cleared up completely, so a repeat urinalysis might be worth whilile. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause you to break out in random rashes on different areas of your body? That come and go quickly

Hives?: It seems you are describing hives, these can be due to the treatment medication if you are taking any for your uti. Call your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Do UTI cause mood swings?

Do UTI cause mood swings?

Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause pelvic pain?

Yes.: If untreated a simple UTI can cause extensive inflammation in the bladder / urethra and then ascend into the ureters and the kidneys. This can be very painful and make you very sick with high fever and a significant amount of pain in the pelvis and costovertebral areas. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause a discharge & a rash?

Can a UTI cause a discharge & a rash?

Not usually: Unless you have also contracted a std especially syphilis. ...Read more

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Can having a UTI cause you to get thrush as well?

Can having a UTI cause you to get thrush as well?

Not clear: Urinary tract infections are usually caused by bacteria, while thrush is caused by a fungus/yeast. Being on antibiotics for a UTI can cause fungal infections. Unless there is a systemic fungal infection, I would not directly correlate the two. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause another infection or desiease like chlimydia?

Can a UTI cause another infection or desiease like chlimydia?

No: Utis and chlamydia are caused by different bacteria and in different circumstances. Chlamydia is sexually=transmitted. Uti is any bacterial infection that gets into the urinary tract and causes symptoms. Usually, the bacteria is your own. One does not predispose to the other. ...Read more

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Can a uti cause where you don't go pee as much as you should?

Can a uti cause where you don't go pee as much as you should?

Very unlikely: The most likely explanation is that you've been drinking less fluids, which is common when people don't feel well. Or maybe you're (subconsciously?) drinking less water because of pain when you urinate. Drink more. Far less likely is something serious like kidney failure due to advanced infection, but not if you're generally feeling well. But check with your doctor if any doubt. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause itchy breasts?

Can a UTI cause itchy breasts?

No reason: Unless you are having febrile utis which make you perspire ; perspiration is making your breasts itchy! ...Read more

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Can UTI cause period to delay?

Can UTI cause period to delay?

Possibly: Stress, physical or emotional, can cause change in the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Can a untreated uti cause chlamydia?

Can a untreated uti cause chlamydia?

Different problems: Chlamydia infects the urinary tract, so technically is a type of UTI. However, normal UTIs are entirely different medical problems from chlamydia. Neither one causes the other. UTIs are not caught from other people: natural bacteria from the intestine cause them. Chlamydia is only caught by sex with another person who already has it. There are no exceptions. Does that help clear things up? ...Read more

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Can UTI cause spotting and cramping?

Yes: But that is not the way diagnoses are made. Uti may be included in what we refer to as a differential diagnosis, but need a full history, exam and labs to be certain. See a doctor and get this worked out thoroughly. Hope it clears up soon. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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