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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Having cystoscopy and ureteroscopy. Procedure? Have chronic pylonephris with reoccuring utis

Having cystoscopy and ureteroscopy. Procedure? Have chronic pylonephris with reoccuring utis

Sounds legit.: These are reasonable tests to have done when one has chronic pyelo. There may be an abnormality which can be seen on scope alone. ...Read more

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Suspect ic had no pain for aprox2 months will a cystoscopy still be acurate or does the bladder heal in between flares? (not had any utis)

Suspect ic had no pain for aprox2 months will a cystoscopy still be acurate or does the bladder heal in between flares? (not had any utis)

Why do a: Procedure if no pain? You may have gone into remission! It's just a waste of money. Doubt it would show much if you have been symptom free for 2 months! ...Read more

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What are the tests done for identification of cause of uti except urinalysis and cystoscopy?

UTI: The most important test would be a culture so the involved bacteria is identified. Knowing its sensitivity will allow for the proper antibiotics to be used. ...Read more

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Should I see a doctor for UTI symptoms that began 2-3 days after cystoscopy, have become worse over 2 weeks, when I've been negative for UTIs in past?

See doctor ASAP: Even though your previous symptoms apparently were not due to infection, there is a definite risk of UTI after urinary tract procedures like cystoscopy. You might need an antibiotic. Immediately contact the doctor who did the cystoscopy. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause mucous in urine? Had 3 UTIs a few months ago, resolved with Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Latest culture negative. Had cystoscopy, seemed to be normal. Ideas?

What can cause mucous in urine? Had 3 UTIs a few months ago, resolved with Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Latest culture negative. Had cystoscopy, seemed to be normal. Ideas?

Sounds like: You have had a complete and appropriate work up - mucus in urine may be normal or may indicate inflammation. You should address this to the physician who did your work up to see if tests for other infections may be needed. ...Read more

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I had an ecoli UTI now a painful swollen urethra & burning, but normal urinalysis, is it ok to do have a cystoscopy if I feel im very swollen?

I had an ecoli UTI now a painful swollen urethra & burning, but normal urinalysis, is it ok to do have a cystoscopy if I feel im very swollen?

Why a cystroscopy: What indications for cystoscopy? Have you had recurrent utis or other bladder related problems. Might you have a yeast infection or an std? Have you had a urine culture done since completing treatment for uti? Am sceptical about need for cysto in a healthy 27-y-o. If really needed, wait till any swelling has settled down & urine culture is negative. (staph or strep utis can occur with normal ua). ...Read more

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Cystoscopy showed minor irritation. No uti. Could this be from a kidney stone I passed about 8wks ago? What could cause irritation in my bladder?

Cystoscopy showed minor irritation. No uti. Could this be from a kidney stone I passed about 8wks ago? What could cause irritation in my bladder?

Bladder Irritation: The findings on cystoscopy that you describe could definitely be from a kidney stone that you passed. You can also have bladder irritation from certain foods you eat or medications you take. ...Read more

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I have a UTI since last November. I have been on 4 anti biotics and also had a Cystoscopy (nothing was picked up). I still have blood in my urine& I have been put on antibiotics again. Now my back is painful and has a burning sensation. Any ideas?

Needs review: To have this kind of trouble means you need specialist care. Some people have many UTIs related to structural factors, (fortunately your cystoscopy looked normal), hydration status (it's important to drink, drink, drink), hygiene issues (important to pee after sex for example), bacterial or other host factors. Hopefully you can see an Infectious Diseases specialist who may be able to help. ...Read more

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Dealing with a UTI for the past 7 months. Leukocytes, protein, blood and sometimes bilirubin. What could this mean? Cystoscopy, ultrasound was normal.

Dealing with a UTI for the past 7 months. Leukocytes, protein, blood and sometimes bilirubin. What could this mean? Cystoscopy, ultrasound was normal.

See answer: Very important to know that you have had at least several positive urine cultures (not just urinalyses) that have documented recurrent utis as there are other bladder conditions that can mimic utis (e.g. Interstitial cystitis). If you truly having recurrent utis and cysto/renal us normal, then treatment of choice would be to place you on a daily antibiotic for 3-6 months for prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Male, 48, occasionally have white stringy floaters in urine. Had recurring utis (2), fully resolved after 3 weeks cipro (ciprofloxacin). Had normal cystoscopy. Ideas?

? mucus: This may be mucus coming from somewhere in the genital-urinary tract. The cystoscopy showed a normal urinary bladder. For the sake of completeness perhaps a urine cytology exam and a kidney ultrasound can be done. Discuss this with your urologist to see if he/she agrees. I assume the scrotum, epididymus, and testicles have checked out ok. ...Read more

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If a cystoscopy clear, can you still have a fistula. Have spc and ileostomy, no large colon. Constant uti's. Nerve damage to bladder.

If a cystoscopy clear, can you still have a fistula. Have spc and ileostomy, no large colon. Constant uti's. Nerve damage to bladder.

May not see: Bowel to bladder fistulas enterovesicular may not be seen by cystoscopy, other means have to be used, like contest ct s, performing fistulogram through distended bladder (due to spc may not be possible) type of bugs grown, etc speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Frequent urge to urinate for months, small amounts 25+times a day, no incontinence, no UTI, no IC, cystoscopy ok, seen 4 urologists, very tired. Please help!

Frequent urge to urinate for months, small amounts 25+times a day, no incontinence, no UTI, no IC, cystoscopy ok, seen 4 urologists, very tired. Please help!

Could incontinence: I don't think it's easy to say that you don't have IC. The symptoms you are describing could either be IC, it could be urge incontinence, it could be a prolapse of the bladder or other pelvic floor dysfunction. You could have issues with bowels pressing on the bladder. What medicine have you tried besides antibiotics? I would recommend bladder training and possibly botox. ...Read more

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What's causing chronic diarrhoea with recurrent sepsis & utis for 5 months which started 5 days afterroutine cystoscopy with colistin antibiotic cover?

PMC: The use of antibiotics predisposes someone to have c diff infection even a few weeks after. Since it has become chronic now, worry about interruption also of gut integrity and translocation of bacteria. Have a good exam done, perhaps, by GI and id. The recurrent UTI can be discussed with the person who did the cystoscopy and id to see if there is a predisposing factor. ...Read more

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Why do I still suffer with occasional burning urination and terminal hematuria? Seen urologist had cystoscopy no Uti everything normal.

Why do I still suffer with occasional burning urination and terminal hematuria? Seen urologist had cystoscopy no Uti everything normal.

Hematuria: This can occur from numerous things, including infection, stones, cancer, kidney disease or injury, medications and even strenuous exercise. Would strongly recommend seeing a nephrologist or good general internist for a full detailed evaluation. Cystoscopy is not a definitive procedure to exclude all causes. ...Read more

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Sore glans. 2 UTI in 7 months. Pain in back & groin. Cystoscopy found urethra to be very red. Given many urine samples over the last year. Any ideas?

Interstit. Cystitis: Have the urine cultures been positive? Must consider interstitial nephritis (diagnosis made with cystoscopy) or infection with atypical bacteria such as chlamydia or mycoplamsa. Course of tetracytcline might help. Also chronic prostatitis comes to mind. Need prostate massage with cultures and treatment with drug that enters prostate gland (septra/bactrim). Might need life long therapy. ...Read more

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I've had urethral burning/pressure for 6 mo. Cultures are neg for uti. Cystoscopy shows redness. Protein 30/wbc 8-10. Atarax and OTCS don't help.?

One idea: Some folks get this just from spicy food, especially those hot little peppers. Could this be you? Glad you had cystoscopy, I trust that interstitial cystitis was ruled out, and that any suspicious lesion was biopsied. Good luck ...Read more

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I have trace blood in urine. Bladder and kidneys ok after cystoscopy and ultrasound. No UTI. What other tests can be done as I'm not still worried!

I have trace blood in urine. Bladder and kidneys ok after cystoscopy and ultrasound. No UTI. What other tests can be done as I'm not still worried!

Okay...: Glad you have been thoroughly checked & confirmed to be okay but trace blood in urine, which is common and usually carries no clinical significance. So, stop worrying and keep on caring for your multiple issues as noted with diligence & vigilance but taking healthy lifestyle without overindulgence as core foundation for all healthcare beyond medication and procedure. ...Read more

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Constant feeling of having to pee, going pee makes it worse. UTI, Std's, diabetes, CTscan, Cystoscopy, all negative. No change after antibotic. Now what?

Constant feeling of having to pee, going pee makes it worse. UTI, Std's, diabetes, CTscan, Cystoscopy, all negative. No change after antibotic. Now what?

See a urologist: The sensation of needing to urinate worsened with urination with a negative work up this far needs evaluation by a urologist. This could be a neurological problem but the urologist would be the one to tell. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause traces of blood in urine and recurrent UTIs. Had cystoscopy and kidney ultrasound - both ok. Also have stage 3 prolapse. I am 68?

Can menopause cause traces of blood in urine and recurrent UTIs. Had cystoscopy and kidney ultrasound - both ok. Also have stage 3 prolapse. I am 68?

No, but...: Menopause would not be related with trace blood in urine. To know more on blood in urine, go to http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html for more realistic detail. Recurrent UTI is commonly associated with a poorly emptying bladder, catheter insertion, coitus, etc. Pelvic floor prolapse is relatively common and may affect urine flow and bladder emptying. More? Seek evaluation & counseling. Best wish.. ...Read more

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Pain in abdomen, several urinary tract infections all testing neg including cystoscopy 2 mos ago now protrusion from vagina had hyst 30 yrs ago?

Pain in abdomen, several urinary tract infections all testing neg including cystoscopy 2 mos ago now protrusion from vagina had hyst 30 yrs ago?

What is protruding?: Need more specificity as to what part of your abdomen/location. Ct of abdomen can often give important information on this as can ultrasound. Urinalysis can also be important. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, I am 30 years of age and gave birth to my second son 6 months ago. ..I have left side flank pain since a week after delivery and utis for three months which were treated with antibiotics. I have several check ups like cystoscopy and kidney u

Hello Doctor, I am 30 years of age and gave birth to my second son 6 months ago. ..I have left side flank pain since a week after delivery and utis for three months which were treated with antibiotics. I have several check ups like cystoscopy and kidney u

Here are some...: Glad to see you have gone thus far in evaluating left flank pain with unyielding conclusion in the sickness of urinary tracts, I assumed. Beyond such, we need to look into possible disorders of muscles, joints, or nerves of the region. How to get the related things sorted out correctly may not be that hard if following instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Had a cystoscopy last week, got Nitrofurantoin for UTI on Tuesday. Still have severe stomach pain. What's went wrong? Got Niproxen for the pain today

Cystoscopy: You may have had damage to your bladder, and perhaps even perforation. Go back and see the urologist and make sure they know all your symptoms and examine you in detail. If not, get a second opinion. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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F/46:UTI took macrobid. Saw urologist, CT scan w/ & w/o contrast, cystoscopy, retested urine, still have blood and WBC. How can this be since views normal?

F/46:UTI took macrobid. Saw urologist, CT scan w/ & w/o contrast, cystoscopy, retested urine, still have blood and WBC. How can this be since views normal?

More info needed: Blood in the urine is not normal and needs to be explained. UTI is one of many possible causes, and if a urine culture shows no infection, we look for other causes. A CT negative for stones and normal cystoscopy do not eliminate the possibility that the problem may be originating in the kidney. Your urologist can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Bladder issues. No change after course of Antibiotic. UTI, STD's, CT Scan all negative. Urologist wants to do a Cystoscopy. Is this logical next step?

Bladder issues. No change after course of Antibiotic. UTI, STD's, CT Scan all negative. Urologist wants to do a Cystoscopy. Is this logical next step?

Yes.: Your urologist is investigating possibility of anatomic reasons, such as a stricture or congenital web, that might be causeing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Wbc's in urine no bladder infection or uti, cystoscopy/ cultures showed nothing, CT scan with contrast only saw small pelvic fluid im in no pain help

Wbc's in urine no bladder infection or uti, cystoscopy/ cultures showed nothing, CT scan with contrast only saw small pelvic fluid im in no pain help

Symptom free & UR OK: Has urine been check microscopically or a catheter specimen? That should have been next step. Was urinalysis repeated when u had the cystoscopy? Urine dipstick will show falsely positive for wbcs from vaginal epithelial cells. Now you are clear after possible overinvestigation. I do not think you need anything other than a repeat urine test with microscopy in 3 months. Consider another dr. ...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


Dr. Simon Kimm
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Cystoscopy (Definition)

Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the ...Read more