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Does gallbladder stone causes urine infections..?

Does gallbladder stone causes urine infections..?

No: Obstructing gall stones can cause brownish urine due to excess bile but not an infection in the urine. ...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


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What are some causes of urinary crystals?

What are some causes of urinary crystals?

Diet causes: Certain diets cause crystals like uric acid crystals from high protein diet, beer, and caffeine. Also, phophate crystals from dairy products intake. Also, oxalate from eggplant, strawberry and tea. Please, note the change of urine acidity makes some crystals melt and disappear. Also, some diseases cause crystals like gout, malabsorption, and oxaluria. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infections in women?

What causes urinary tract infections in women?

Your own bacteria: Urinary tract infections (UTI) come from bacteria already living on your perineal ("bottom") area. These "bad" bacteria that cause UTI are usually kept in check by other "good" bacteria living in the same area. Reasons women get infections are multifactorial (multiple reasons) including sexual activity, state of immune system, anatomy, bladder function, genetic predisposition, possibly diet, etc. ...Read more

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What causes frequent urinary tract infections?

What causes frequent urinary tract infections?

Two common causes: Frequent utis in adults especially in women are often related to sexual activities and personal susceptibility. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infections?

What causes urinary tract infections?

Bacteria: Utis are caused by bacterial migration into the urethra/bladder. Hygeine (not wiping front to back, etc) may be an issue. Urinating before and after intercourse helps to decrease risk of uti. Cranberry juice and increasing water intake may help prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall. Recurrence may indicate anatomical or medical (diabetes, hiv, etc) problems and warrant a work up. ...Read more

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Can uric acid cause bloody urine?

Can uric acid cause bloody urine?

Only if.............: The uric acid has formed a stone, which may be without sx or cause exquisite pain. Sometimes, blood in the urine is all that is seen. If your uric acid is elevated, stone formation can occur! apart from dietary modifications which can lower uric acid slightly, if appreciably elevated uric acid reduction requires Allopurinol or uloric! ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause frequent urination?

Can kidney stones cause frequent urination?

Yes: Urinary frequency is a classic symptom as a small ureteral stone passes in the lower portion of the ureter towards the bladder. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause sugar in urine?

Can kidney stones cause sugar in urine?

No: Stones would not cause this. Now diabetic patients can have stones and both conditions may be present simultaneously, but the stones do not cause the sugar to enter the urine. ...Read more

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Can interstitial cystitis sometimes cause dark urine?

Can interstitial cystitis sometimes cause dark urine?

Maybe : This is a chronic nonbacterial bladder inflammation which can produce components leading to darker than usual. But then again there are other causes including lack of fluid intake leading the kidneys to concentrate urine. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infection?

What causes urinary tract infection?

Many: Bacteria multiplying in bladder. Not urinating after sex, allowing bacteria which reached bladder ; multiply. Using bubble-bath and tub baths rather than taking a shower, severe constipation, sub-optimal toilet hygiene- not wiping front to back or holding thighs together with urinating + trapping urine behind labia, witholding urination, thongs and non-cotton underwear. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infections ?

Enteric organisms: Enteric bacteria, usually e coli, cause urinary infections. Prediposing factors may be improper hygiene, urinary tract abnormalities and trauma, even due to sex. Kidney infections are usually blood borne, though urinary reflux is a predisposing factor. ...Read more

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What causes acidic urine?

What causes acidic urine?

It is normal: Thus most people on a normal diet have acidic urine. Means that urinary ph is< 7.0. Ph of 5.0 - 6.5, which is mildly acidic is normal. Citrus fruits or juices, vinegar etc. Tend to produce acidic urine. Acidic urine is beneficial if subject has a tendency toward calcium kidney or urinary stones. Can be a problem with subjects who have interstitial cystitis where we advise urinary alkalization. ...Read more