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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


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Causes of chronic UTIs and yeast infections ?

Causes of chronic UTIs and yeast infections ?

Bacteria : Cause uti's. In women much more common. Drink plenty if water. And don't hold your urine. Unfortunately treatment is antibiotics. Which in turn can cause yeast infections. So tough cycle. I would see your doctor if having recurrent problems. May be some other issue. Also can be put on certain agents to help prevent ...Read more

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Could chronic utis cause bladder cancer?

Could chronic utis cause bladder cancer?

Possible but rare: Rarely, chronic inflammatory conditions of the bladder including chronic infections or chronic catheterization can lead to bladder cancer. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic cystitis? Is it just caused by uti?...If so, is this due to an anatomical problem where bacteria is stuck somewhere?

What are the causes of chronic cystitis?  Is it just caused by uti?...If so, is this due to an anatomical problem where bacteria is stuck somewhere?

"itis"=inflammation: "cystitis" means that you have inflammation or an infection in the bladder. Most commonly it will be because of a bacterial infection. You can soldo have a fungal (yeast) or viral infection; or you could just have inflammation (eg secondary to radiation therapy or overuse). Ic is a chronic inflammation in the bladder presumed secondary to the loss of bladder lining ("protection"). See a urologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible that chronic UTI can cause hair loss?

Is it possible that chronic UTI can cause hair loss?

Unlikely: Stress alone can produce hair loss in some individuals but it is unlikely that UTI per se will do this. ...Read more

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When I am dehydrated I have severe burning and UTI symptoms as soon as I am hydrated it resolves. Could my chronic hematuria cause this pain?

When I am dehydrated I have severe burning and UTI symptoms as soon as I am hydrated it resolves.  Could  my chronic hematuria cause this pain?

Here are some ...: Personal experience and commonsense can do so much for our life like what you described. Of no doubt, the effect of changing concentration and pH of urine may reach the personal threshold of sensation in the lining mucosa of bladder & urethra. So, clinically, it is okay as long as having stable renal function on tests and no UTI. Clinically, chronic hematuria is probably not related with the pain ...Read more

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26 f, chronic microscopic hematuria & leukocytes in urine. Asymptomatic. Possible causes other than uti?

26 f, chronic microscopic hematuria & leukocytes in urine. Asymptomatic. Possible causes other than uti?

A long list ...: Asymptomatic microhematuria may be caused by: infection/inllammation, stones, neoplasms (tumors), & obstruction along the whole urinary tract; and chronic kidney diseases such as various nephropathy by DM, high BP, NSAIDS, certain antibiotics, etc. What to do with them? At least, get one thorough evaluation with CT.IVP + cystoscopy usually and not everyone, then follow up with Doc and cope wit ...Read more

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What could cause hydronephrosis of 1 kidney without stones or uti, rbcs 0-5 in urinalysis. Hx of GI issues, gastric ulcers, chronic gastritis?

What could cause hydronephrosis of 1 kidney without stones or uti, rbcs 0-5 in urinalysis. Hx of GI issues, gastric ulcers, chronic gastritis?

You: could very well have a "stricture" of the ureter leading from that kidney and emptying in your bladder. Peritoneal fibrosis is another condition which can cause obstructive uropathy..(Overuse of certain pain medications have been implicated) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more