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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

Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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I have consistent right side flank pain with nausea. Been misdiagnosed for years with chronic UTI but theres no infection. Always traces of w&r blood

I have consistent right side flank pain with nausea. Been misdiagnosed for years with chronic UTI but theres no infection. Always traces of w&r blood

No stone unturned: If you haven't had an ivp-intravenous pyleogram or an imaging of your kidneys i would suggest you do that. You may have a stone in the pelvis of the kidney that reacts with your hydration status. At any rate check with a urologist or nephrologist if you are continuing with, what you feel is, the wrong diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been getting klebsiella urinary tract infections after having cdiff. I have had chronic ecoli utis for years. Why did it suddenly change?

I have been getting klebsiella urinary tract infections after having cdiff. I have had chronic ecoli utis for years. Why did it suddenly change?

Chronic UTI's: The main bacteria in any infection are there for a variety of reasons. In your case, you likely had multiple courses of antibiotics. That killed most of the e.Coli, but left behind resistant klebsiella. Now you're getting infections with that bug. If you get that one, a new one might again emerge. You may need further evaluation of your urinary tract to see if anything in the plumbing is cause. ...Read more

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I think I have both a UTI & a yeast infection. I have a burning itching sensation, also when I pee it burns and it hurts. I have chronic UTIs, why?

Here are some ...: The described clinical scenario indicates your systemic and local defending ability is not strong enough to keep you out of recurrent UTI or yeast infections if you indeed have had them. To iron out what and how to help you, you need to work with a Doc to figure out how to modify your topical and systemic defense mechanism. But, always take practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence as... ...Read more

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History kidney/uti infections. Last sept 12. Still got chronic severe pain. Is this normal? Ct scan clear. Wee test high white cells/ protein/ blood.

History kidney/uti infections. Last sept 12. Still got chronic severe pain. Is this normal?  Ct scan clear. Wee test high white cells/ protein/ blood.

No, see Doctor: As a general rule, there should not be white blood cells in your urine. It is most commonly due to a urinary tract infection, but can also be from irritation or infection of the urethra ("urethritis"), or if female, vaginal area. This should be evaluated by a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Can a UTI and yesst infection happen at the same time?

Can a UTI and yesst infection happen at the same time?

YEAST: Yes, especially if there have been several different rounds and types of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I get UTI infections all the time, what do you suggest?

See a urologist: If you have more than 3 uti's in a 12 month period, you should see a specialist in urinary tract disorders known as a urologist. He/she may wish to look into your bladder with a special scope called a cystoscope to see if there is a problem. You may need to be on prophylactic antibiotics (preventive), especially if you are sexually active. Don't ever delay treating a UTI ! ...Read more

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


Dr. Martin Raff
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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