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Had a UTI with left side kidney pain and for 2 days there was blood in my stool, dull ache pain getting a CT scan once get appt what could be wrong?

Had a UTI with left side kidney pain and for 2 days there was blood in my stool, dull ache pain getting a CT scan once get appt what could be wrong?

Need thorough exam: You have several things going on that need to be addressed by a doctor that you've identified with your uti, kidney pain, blood in stool, achy pain. All things that point to needing a doctor to examine you completely, and come up with you diagnosis and plan, by integrating your findings. Depending on how much blood's been lost, and whether it is an internal or external finding causing this. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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What causes enterococcus uti's other than feces? Or is that the only source? 

What causes enterococcus uti's other than feces? Or is that the only source? 

Healthcare acquired : Other than an ascending UTI from feces, instrumentation with less that optimally sterilized equipment or poor aseptic techniques of catheter insertion could also introduce this microbe into the urinary tract ...Read more

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My urine smells like feces and I don't have a UTI or any infection. My DR didn't seem to concerned about it. I very worried because of the bad smell?

My urine smells like feces and I don't have a UTI or any infection. My DR didn't seem to concerned about it. I very worried because of the bad smell?

Please see urologist: Main reason urine to have that odor is if there is fistula, some connection between bladder & bowels.
Infection may cause it. Do you notice bubbles when urinating? Is the urine discolored?
I don't know your age, but this problem should be pursued. Please see a urologist. ...Read more

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How can you rid klebsiella in intestines? Took 10 days suprax (cefixime) for uti. Would this kill off the kleb. P? 2nd UTI since jan. W/ klep. P. Feces spread?

How can you rid klebsiella in intestines? Took 10 days suprax (cefixime) for uti. Would this kill off the kleb. P? 2nd UTI since jan. W/ klep. P.  Feces spread?

Normal flora: Klebsiella in the bowel is part of normal flora. But may become more resistant if antibiotics are used that attain high concentration in the bowel. If appropriate conditions that relate to a UTI such as poor bladder emptying, a foreign body such as a catheter, exist, the klebsiella in the stool can colonize the urethra and cause a uti. ...Read more

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Urine smells like feces, uti test in ER came back neg. had stomach pains for 4yrs w/no relief(er dr thinks it could be GERD)All symp be 1thing? Help!?

OB & GI consults : You need an ob/gyn consult to examine your vagina for bacterial vaginitis with a one swab test and in terms of your GI pain get a h. Pylori test and gi consult to scope your stomach and see what's going on. That's a good start. Good luck. ...Read more

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For the past 3 days I have had an uti, and am trying to kick it. Today i had white thick stringy stuff in my stool. Any clue what that could be?

For the past 3 days I have had an uti, and am trying to kick it. Today i had white thick stringy stuff in my stool. Any clue what that could be?

Stool changes: Probably nothing serious, but to really tell what this is it must be examined in the laboratory for cells, microorganisms, and so on and so on. May also be yeast infection, but you would have to show this to a doctor. ...Read more

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Nrml temp 97.4 -2 days 99-100.6 - started normal stool w right sided pain-then drhea . Def have UTI as well. Now no BM 2 days Had c-diff prev?

Nrml temp 97.4 -2 days 99-100.6 - started normal stool w right sided pain-then drhea .  Def have UTI as well.   Now no BM 2 days Had c-diff prev?

H/o of c. diff diarr: see a doctor/ urgent care today . need u/a urine culture and stool fro c diff , may need antibitoics. in the interim try probiotics it helps with c diff , but if you have UTI or c diff you must see a doctor ...Read more

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If using meds for stool softner and meds for a UTI...could it cause ur mesnstral to be delayed? my cycle is now 3 days late.

If using meds for stool softner and meds for a UTI...could it cause ur mesnstral to be delayed? my cycle is now 3 days late.

Not related: The most common cause of late menses is stress. The meds are not causing the delay directly. Please follow up with your gynecologist if your menses has not started by the time you finish you antibiotics. ...Read more

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I think I have blood in my stool currently being treated for UTI with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and doxycycl. Could it be from the meds? Also around vagina and anys have cuts

I think I have blood in my stool currently being treated for UTI with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and doxycycl. Could it be from the meds? Also around vagina and anys have cuts

These really cuts?: Can you see linear breaks in the skin or are you just feeling tenderness? This may be herpes. Or may be other things. Why don't you see a doctor and get examined? Otc meds not a substitute for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Klebsiella p? 2 uti's since jan. W/small amts k.P. Took 10 days suprax (cefixime). Does this reduce k.P. In stool? Wear pads for urine leaks. Contaminating self? How to prevent uti's? W/u's = aging skin only.

Klebsiella p? 2 uti's since jan. W/small amts k.P. Took 10 days suprax (cefixime). Does this reduce k.P. In stool? Wear pads for urine leaks.  Contaminating self? How to prevent uti's? W/u's = aging skin only.

Urine cultures: You mentioned a bowel resection prior, and on recent antibiotics. Frequently this can cause changes in normal bowel flora and make a contaminated urine culture seem positive if not under appropriate symptoms.
As we get older, can lose bladder tone and not completely empty the bladder with urination, which predisposes to uti. It is always best to stay off antibiotics if able. ...Read more

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What is wrong if a am confident that I have yeast in stool. Recent uti, bv. Tender same place lt side pain dependent on diet, fullness of blad/colon?

What is wrong if a am confident that I have yeast in stool. Recent uti, bv. Tender same place lt side pain dependent on diet, fullness of blad/colon?

Yeast always present: Yeast is present and every individual in the colon. At your age there are certain types of bacteria present in the vaginal region with the ph of the vaginal mucosa being approximately five. That low ph prevents overgrowth of more common bacteria that can infect the urinary track. Common antibiotics may eliminate that normal vaginal bacteria and lead to overgrowth of yeast in the vaginal region. ...Read more

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Wife got UTI that developed into kidney infection. On ciprofloxacin now for 6 days however now she is seeing in her stool a white mucas/pus and anus is itching. Is this part of kidney infection?

Wife got UTI that developed into kidney infection. On ciprofloxacin now for 6 days however now she is seeing in her stool a white mucas/pus and anus is itching. Is this part of kidney infection?

Drug reaction: She is having side effects of the cipro (ciprofloxacin). She should consult her doctor if she further needs the cipro (ciprofloxacin). In the meantime have her try probiotics to neutralize her symptoms. ...Read more

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Iam taking cephalexin for uti.After eating any food, stomach starts paining and going stool which is in semi solid form.Anything to concern?

Iam taking cephalexin for uti.After eating any food, stomach starts paining and going stool which is in semi solid form.Anything to concern?

Probiotic: Go to the store and pick up a probiotic like good belly. While probiotics don't hold up to clinical trials for the many uses they claim, they do help with antibiotic GI upset. ...Read more

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Had urine culture and e.Coli was found. Having UTI and had different meds to treat it. Pain in pelvic, testis after peeing&passing stool. Urine urgency?

Had urine culture and e.Coli was found. Having UTI and had different meds to treat it. Pain in pelvic, testis after peeing&passing stool. Urine urgency?

Prostatitis?: Your meds show ciproflox and levoflox. Need only one of the two, they are similar. Your symptoms suggest prostatitis rather than simple uti. It needs longer duration of therapy & has slower resolution of symptoms. If you were treated with more than a week and no better, let your doc know to reevaluate the plan of treatment including possible re culture and antibiotic adjustment. ...Read more

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Daughter-16-had large stool stuck in rectum. It passed. Since then, bladder spasms, hard to start pee, weak streams, no uti. Saw Urologist. Any ideas?

Daughter-16-had large stool stuck in rectum. It passed. Since then, bladder spasms, hard to start pee, weak streams, no uti. Saw Urologist. Any ideas?

Constipation: Some say constipation is mother of many a disease! Certainly urinary symptoms due to chronic constipation are notorious. Unfortunately, there are no easy fixes without proper diagnosis and proper understanding by the patient and in cases of younger ones like your daughter, their immediate caregivers. Her doctor should cleanse her colon with laxatives and follow up in 2-3 wks for any need for ref. ...Read more

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2weeks ago dr said uti. 2days ago burning with pee came back along with white clumps and blood in stool w/ nightsweats and swollen lymphnodes in groin?

2weeks ago dr said uti. 2days ago burning with pee came back along with white clumps and blood in stool w/ nightsweats and swollen lymphnodes in groin?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. You may have more infection than a UTI. ...Read more

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Could a STD cause pain in my joints near my pelvic area, an uti, anal itching and blood in my stool?

Could a STD cause pain in my joints near my pelvic area, an uti, anal itching and blood in my stool?

STD: No, all of these elements are seldom if ever the result of one particular std. The blood in stool is particularly disturbing and strongly suggest that you see a doctor and have these issues fully evaluated. Start with a pcp or expert in std and also see a gastroenterologist about the GI bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blood in stool (good amount, but periodically occurs) and painful bowel movements often. Is this a serious issue or a lack of good diet? Uti history 2

Blood in stool (good amount, but periodically occurs) and painful bowel movements often. Is this a serious issue or a lack of good diet? Uti history 2

Serious issue: Blood in stool is a serious issue and you should consult your doctor for an evaluation. It may be as simple as hemorrhoids, but you should have it checked. ...Read more

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Blood in stool and in urine, c diff, tonsilitis, uti, BV and pvc's all within 4 months. Am i a hypochondriac for worrying about health after all that?

Blood in stool and in urine, c diff, tonsilitis, uti, BV and pvc's all within 4 months. Am i a hypochondriac for worrying about health after all that?

I am sorry but I: Can't answer that. I would be concerned if i had health problems (especially the c.Diff). However, even people with hypochondriasis can have serious health problems. I hope your health improves. Stay well. ...Read more

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I have a conflict in specialists. Gi issues after cdiff. And recurrent kleb utis. -stool culture -ct-mri-belly film -us. Gi wants scope but I have +uti no flora. Believe it's kleb overgrowth. Help.

I have a conflict in specialists. Gi issues after cdiff. And recurrent kleb utis. -stool culture -ct-mri-belly film -us. Gi wants scope but I have +uti no flora. Believe it's kleb overgrowth. Help.

Depends: If you have GI symptoms and are in an age group at risk for colon cancer, then it seems reasonable to have the scope; that said, any GI infection may be followed by chronic symptoms even after the infection is cleared;. ...Read more

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Past 4 months got lower ab pain, bv, tonsilitis, c diff, blood in urine and stool, uti, pvc's. Now i worry why i still have ab pain? Hypochondriac?

Past 4 months got lower ab pain, bv, tonsilitis, c diff, blood in urine and stool, uti, pvc's. Now i worry why i still have ab pain? Hypochondriac?

Not hypochondriacle: You sound as if you need to be seen, have a full analysis of your medical condition and a thorough examination by a concerned clinician. Difficult to do this on the internet, but there are many fine doctors in kansas city. Hope this clears up soon. Not imaginary. ...Read more

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Will drinking too much iron pills make you get an uti?

Will drinking too much iron pills make you get an uti?

Iron medication: Iron does not cause urinary infections. However, if you have symptoms you think are due to a bladder issue, such as an infection, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I sometimes get a uti from having long sexual sessions...usually a strong smelling odor...is there anything I can do to cut back on getting u.t.i.s I?

I sometimes get a uti from having long sexual sessions...usually a strong smelling odor...is there anything I can do to cut back on getting u.t.i.s I?

Ito: try emptying ur bladder after having sex and make sure u wipe from front to back. In some cases if it is recurrent an antibiotic can be prescribed prophylacticaly ...Read more

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How can children get UTIs?

How can children get UTIs?

UTI's in kids: Children do not get urinary tract infections for most of the same reasons that adults do. First and foremost, anatomical issues such as vesicoureteral reflux, posterior urethral valves and others issues must be investigated. Otherwise, UTI's in children are often due to poor hygiene/wiping, masturbation, infrequent diaper or pull up changes, or chronic urethral irritation. ...Read more

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How do you get a uti?

How do you get a uti?

Bacteria in bladder: Bacteria reach bladder from the anus, adhere to the lining & multiply, doubling in number every 20 - 30 mins. Can enter during sex, hence need to empty bladder after. Bubble bath & sitting in soapy bathwater irritates urethral opening & bacteria enter. Same with non cotton underwear & thongs & wiping back to front, more bacteria in area when constipated. Infrequent urination lets bacteria multiply. ...Read more

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What % of men get UTI's?

What % of men get UTI's?

UTI: A urine infection is often called a urinary tract infection (UTI) by doctors. When the infection is just in the bladder and urethra, this is called a lower UTI. If it travels up to affect one or both kidneys as well then it is called an upper UTI. This can be more serious than lower UTIs, as the kidneys can become damaged by the infection.
http://patient.info/health/urine-infection-in-men ...Read more

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When should you get recheck for a uti?

When should you get recheck for a uti?

AfterFinishinging Rx: We usually repeat urine after the course of Antibioics were finished.If the symptoms have subsided then sometimes a urinalysis may be enough with negative nitrite test and no white cells in urine.Some may repeat the urine culture especialy if infection is high up in the Kidneys to make sure all infection is cleared ...Read more

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My girlfriend has UTI how did she get it.... Hello

My girlfriend has UTI how did she get it.... Hello

Urinary : Urinary tract infections (UTI) are often caused by bacteria. A common way that females can get a UTI is if they wipe their bottoms from back to front, as that can spread bacteria. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

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