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I had bilat fem and ing hernias from a heavy lifting injury, with chronic UTI s/s since, urin tests (-). Could I also have suffered a cystocele?

I had bilat fem and ing hernias from a heavy lifting injury, with chronic UTI s/s since, urin tests (-). Could I also have suffered a cystocele?

Maybe: Cystocele is "dropped" bladder and can be diagnosed by your gynecologist. You can see and feel a cystocele when you are bearing down or push. Cystocele can cause uti's and can be corrected with pessary or vaginal surgery. ...Read more

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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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I had bilat fem and ing hernias from a heavy lifting injury, with chronic UTI s/s since, urin tests (-). Could I also have suffered a cystocele? Word2

I had bilat fem and ing hernias from a heavy lifting injury, with chronic UTI s/s since, urin tests (-). Could I also have suffered a cystocele? Word2

Prolapse bladder: It is possible you have a cystocele, as part of your injury and other life related events. Your regular doc, gyn, or urologist can start the diagnostic process with pelvic exam and then adding ultrasound and /or ct scan. Ask about rectocele as well. Take a friend with you for the visit to help you understand and ask questions. ...Read more

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What is chronic UTI is it severe?

What is chronic UTI is it severe?

Recurrent infection: Recurrent or constant infection in the urinary tract is a serious problem. Even if there are less severe episodes. Drink cranberry juice. Drink water. Never delay passing urine. Keep the area clean with warm water but do not irritate with deodorant or soaps. Shower in preference to bath, wipe front to back, keep sex gentle. Drink cranberry juice again. And again. ...Read more

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Can my boyfriend be the one causing my chronic uti's?

Can my boyfriend be the one causing my chronic uti's?

Most likely, not...: Most UTIs in sexually active females occur within 1-2 days after intercourse, but have to be confirmed with proper approach and documentation like those described in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html and in UTI & Troubling Urination in http://www. Formefirst. Com/UTI. Html. Thereby, you gain insights on how to handle your urinary concern so to reach right diagnosis for right care & counsel ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could treat my chronic reoccuring uti's?

Can you tell me how I could treat my chronic reoccuring uti's?

Here are some...: Steps: Be evaluated for possible potential underlying causes for timely correction; assure good urine flow and bladder emptying; judiciously try self-testing/self-treating regimen or long-term suppressive antibiotics under close professional supervision. More on UTI / Handle Sickness? Go to articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html & http://www. Formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. ...Read more

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My girlfriend seems to have chronic UTI symtoms made worse by sex and other factors. What could this be? This has been happening for months now.

My girlfriend seems to have chronic UTI symtoms made worse by sex and other factors. What could this be? This has been happening for months now.

Here are some. ..: She needs to be evaluated to ensure if her urinary Sx is really UTI-related or sex-related or both. To sort things out correctly, she needs to bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of Sx over time for pro analysis + physical exam + tests as needs such as UA, residual urine, imaging studies so to deduce the causes for proposing Rx. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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We are thinking that maybe life with chronic UTIs at aged 88 compromises my quality of life. I am considering leaving the next one untreated. How long, approximately, will death occur?

We are thinking that maybe life with chronic UTIs at aged 88 compromises my quality of life. I am considering leaving the next one untreated. How long, approximately, will death occur?

Infection: I think these infections should always be treated and I think that at 88 to leave them untreated could lead to a painful end and the amount of time before the end occurs is indeterminable ...Read more

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What are the best medicines for chronic suppression for utis?

What are the best medicines for chronic suppression for utis?

Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) norfloxacin: Trimethoprim/sulfa (septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or bactrim), norfloxacin, and Nitrofurantoin (macrobid) given in low dose each night before bed are the usual antibiotics used for frequently recurrent uti's. I do not prescribe Nitrofurantoin because of its potentially serious toxicities. ...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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I've recently started having chronic utis. Antibiotics aren't working and I'm not having any symptoms. Could there be an underlying issue?

I've recently started having chronic utis. Antibiotics aren't working and I'm not having any symptoms. Could there be an underlying issue?

Recurrent UTI: "Chronic" UTIs without symptoms should mean 2 or more urine cultures showing the same bacteria that didn't clear or came back soon after treatment with an antibiotic tested and known to be active against that bacteria. If so, at age 33 an underlying problem is a good bet, e.g. kidney stone, bladder diverticulum, and others. Talk to doctor; maybe referral to infectious diseases specialist. ...Read more

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Do uti's that come back every couple of months in elderly need chronic suppression?

Do uti's that come back every couple of months in elderly need chronic suppression?

Sometimes: Sometimes we may have treat with long term antibiotics to suppress recurrent infections. ...Read more

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Why is it that I have chronic utis? I have been put on Macrobid and even had a stint put in but it has never went away. Sex is painful...

Why is it that I have chronic utis? I have been put on Macrobid and even had a stint put in but it has never went away. Sex is painful...

Different reasons: Recurring UTIs take place due to failure of therapy due to resistant bacteria, interrupted treatment or structural problem like stones /blockages of the urine passageway. Sometimes people have more than one infection where only one is diagnosed. Examples include if you have a bacterial infection being treated but there is also yeast that is not treated cause was not seen. Discuss with your docto. ...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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How do u get rid of chronic UTI? I've been having this problem as a teenager and now I'm 30

How do u get rid of chronic UTI? I've been having this problem as a teenager and now I'm 30

Consult Urologist or: Urogynecologist. Could utis be related to sex? Need to urinate afterwards, if no help but related discuss macrdantin prophy after sex. Shower rather than bathe, no bubble bath. Cotton underwear & no thongs. Spread thighs widely with voiding & wipe front to back. Avoid or treat costipation. Drink plenty of fluids & void regularly. Try daily cranberry juice, tabs or caps to reduce bacterial adherence. ...Read more

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How do you treat a person who gets chronic uti's all the time? Tests all normal. Was on keflex low dose for years and it helped, but not anymore.

Dr. Ziad Akl Dr. Akl
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How do you treat a person who gets chronic uti's all the time? Tests all normal. Was on keflex low dose for years and it helped, but not anymore.

Treat the cause: If you have not been investigated, you should be checked for stones, anatomic abnormalities etc. If all causes have been ruled out, you should consider a different antibiotic based on a culture result. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between chronic UTI and sepsis?

Is there a relation between chronic UTI and sepsis?

Yes.: A UTI can introduce bacteria into the body resulting in sepsis. ...Read more

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I have chronic uti can only pee max 300ml average is 150ml. Can bladder recover to full capacity?

I have chronic uti can only pee max 300ml average is 150ml. Can bladder recover to full capacity?

Depends!: The longer capacity has been reduced the more difficult to make gains. It should improve though! ...Read more

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What to do for chronic UTI the hardly responds to treatment? Can something be wrong internally? Been on all sorts of antibiotics.

What to do for chronic UTI the hardly responds to treatment? Can something be wrong internally? Been on all sorts of antibiotics.

See a urologist: If somebody has simply been changing your antibiotics without a more detailed evaluation you should request a change of provider and see an experience urologist for assessment. ...Read more

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2 docs, 2 ideas: one wants me to take chronic suppression for recurrent uti. Other is afraid of my getting c diff. What to do/?

2 docs, 2 ideas: one wants me to take chronic suppression for recurrent uti. Other is afraid of my getting c diff. What to do/?

Family doc: The imporance of your own family physician is that he/she can weigh the risks and benefits of each suggestion for you and create a recommendation unique for you. ...Read more

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I follow every precaution ordered by my urologist but still have chronic uti's. I've become resistant to the top 3 antibiotics. What's my next step?

I follow every precaution ordered by my urologist but still have chronic uti's. I've become resistant to the top 3 antibiotics. What's my next step?

Fluids: Drinking more fluids especially water is helpful in preventing or delaying uti's. Safe sexual counseling is also encouraged such as voiding after intercourse. Have a urological work-up to include an imaging study of the kidney such as a kidney ultrasound and a telescope in the bladder to look for obstruction. If all tests are normal, increase your fluid intake and monitor for infections. ...Read more

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How can chronic uti's, seizure and numbess in the finger tips (after seizure) be related in otherwise healthy 27 year old 117llb 5.6ft female white?

How can chronic uti's, seizure and numbess in the finger tips (after seizure) be related in otherwise healthy 27 year old 117llb 5.6ft female white?

Susceptibility: Suspect your chronic infections can increase the risk of experiencing more seizures, and best to check your meds to make sure they are optimal. The residual finger tip numbness may merely be a transient post-ictal issue of no lasting consequence. Perhaps the chronic urinary tract infections also need attention, as this should be easily controlled. ...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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Been told I have chronic uti biofilm infection. Urine under microscope shows pyuria as 6. Is this right?

Yes: The infection you describe often has a completely NEGATIVE or NORMAL urinalysis...and pyuria may or may not be present!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Been experiencing chronic yeast infections and UTIs. Been treated for both, separately. Could this be Candida overgrowth?

Been experiencing chronic yeast infections and UTIs. Been treated for both, separately. Could this be Candida overgrowth?

Maybe: Yes, it could be systemic Candidiasis however, recurring yeast infections must rule out Diabetes as an underlying cause and/or inadequate treatment. A urine culture and sensitivity is a must to make sure the UTI is being treated with a sensitive antibiotic. A re-check of both the yeast and urinary infections is a must after completion of Rx. To be certain they are gone. Call your MD for the above ...Read more

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Surgery withheld pending resolved UTI ecoli chronic prostatitis refractory to past 8wks of antibiotics. What is the most aggressive drug of choice?

Surgery withheld pending resolved UTI ecoli chronic prostatitis refractory to past 8wks of antibiotics. What is the most aggressive drug of choice?

Depends on the bug.: The antibiotic of choice is dictated by the susceptibility of the particular bacteria in the urine. Not all e. Coli are the same with respect to their response to the same antibiotics. If your UTI hasn't responded to 8 weeks treatment, it could be that the e. Coli is resistant to the antibiotics tried or that a prostate abscess is present. A urologist could help you. ...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

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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