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How can you contract an ecolie infection through a urinary track infection?

How can you contract an ecolie infection through a urinary track infection?

E coli is bacteria: E coli is the name of a type of bacteria which typically lives in the gut, but can travel anywhere and cause an infection. "regular" e coli from a woman's colon often finds its way forward to the urethra (passage from bladder to outside) and is a common cause of utis in women. Other dangerous strains of e coli (o157-h7) are more commonly found in food sources from contaminated livestock or crops. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Can you pass a bladder infection to your partner during sex?

Can you pass a bladder infection to your partner during sex?

Female to male: Female to male no, because of the long penile length. Male to female possibly if he has prostatitis and the bacteria are massaged after ejaculation into the female urethra from the vulva. ...Read more

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Can having a yeast infection cause your partner to catch another std?

Can having a yeast infection cause your partner to catch another std?

No: Although a yeast infection can irritate the skin and make it more likely for the partner with yeast to catch an std from an std infected partner (since breaks in the skin are entry points for infection), yeast infections cannot transmit std's. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection be sexually transmitted from my fiancee to me?

Can a urinary tract infection be sexually transmitted from my fiancee to me?

Yes.: This can happen as bacteria can be transmitted and ascend the urethra into your bladder. Untreated, it could progress to pyelonephritis and damage your kidneys. It can also lead to cystitis or bladder infection and might even get in the bloodstream, resulting in sepsis. The standard antibiotic is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or tmp-smx. See your doctor and get treated asap. ...Read more

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Can you get a urinary tract infection from having sex while on your period?

Can you get a urinary tract infection from having sex while on your period?

Yes: Women are always at risk for developing utis as result of sex because intercourse promotes bacteria reaching the bladder where they can multiply in urine which is a friendly nourishing environment for them. Women probably have more bacteria between the labia during menstruation which then makes them more prone to utis. Hence need to urinate after sex to empty bladder of bacteria + growth medium. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause you to get a urinary tract infection?

Yes -yeast will help: other germs. Think of it this way - the germs are having a 'party' at your expense. So if you have symptoms of urinary frequency, burning or discomfort, and/or abnormal smell or appearance of the urine - you could have a UTI as well as candidal vaginitis. Sorry! But your doc should be able to help - I recommend to call over there. A urinalysis will confirm the exact 'cause' of the infection. ...Read more

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Can you get a kidney infection from your boyfriend fingering you?

Can you get a kidney infection from your boyfriend fingering you?

Possible: Excellent local hygiene and washing hand before relationship would prevent this however. ...Read more

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Can you have a kidney infection without having a urinary tract infection?

Can you have a kidney infection without having a urinary tract infection?

Certainly : An infected kidney, such as from a backed up stone, perinephric abscess, and infected cyst can cause a kindney infection without symptoms of uti. The actual urinalysis may also be completely normal. ...Read more

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Can you get pleurisy from an urinary tract bacterial infection?

Can you get pleurisy from an urinary tract bacterial infection?

Infection: You can't get pleurisy from a bladder infection but you can get it if you have a kidney infection that goes into your blood stream as well. ...Read more

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How long would a person need to have a urinary tract infection before the infection spread to their blood stream?

varies: That's a tough question to answer because everyone is different. An untreated UTI can ascend the ureters and involved the kidneys (pyelonephritis). This untreated can lead to sepsis (infection spread into blood). Timing can depend on many things such as anatomy, organisms involved as well as time that antibiotics are initiated. ...Read more

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Could someone get a urinary tract infection without having sex?

Could someone get a urinary tract infection without having sex?

UTI's and sex: The answer to your question is "Yes". People who do not have sex can develop urinary tract infections (UTI). As males have a longer urethra than females, they get them less often. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a urinary tract infection from having sex?

UTI: This is the most common mechanism of inoculation of bacteria into the bladder in sexually active women. It would be quite uncommon in males (aside from stds). ...Read more

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Can you catch a UTI off your partner?

Can you catch a UTI off your partner?

No.: You can't catch a UTI by close contact, but the risk of getting a UTI does increase after intercourse. Always best to urinate after sex to help prevent one. ...Read more

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Can you have discharge with a urinary tract infection?

See below: Yes, but typically not. Usually discharges are associated with sexually transmitted infections or urethritis/prostatitis, not bladder infections. ...Read more

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Can you catch a trichomoniasis infection from a toilet?

Can you catch a trichomoniasis infection from a toilet?

No: Trichomoniasis is spread sexually when fluid passes from one person to another. This is through any kind of sexual contact. It is not through casual contact or from a toilet seat. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a urinary tract infection from having sex on your period?

Is it possible to develop a urinary tract infection from having sex on your period?

Yes: But not necessarily increased from the period itself. Sex can introduce bacteria to the urethra and it can then enter into the bladder. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Urinary (Definition)

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