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Can you get a UTI from colonoscopy?

Can you get a UTI from colonoscopy?

Should not: The scope is inserted into your rectum in a colonoscopy and should not in any way cause a uti. If you were catheterized for any reason during the procedure, than that could be risk factor for getting 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


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Can i develop pyelonephritis & chronic UTI from postpolypectomy/peritonitis post-colonoscopy?

Can i develop pyelonephritis & chronic UTI from postpolypectomy/peritonitis post-colonoscopy?

Complicated: If the intra-abdominal infection involved the kidney in some fashion then pyelonephritis could conceivably occur, but this should be treatable. With this process the presence of a foley catheter during your management can predispose to uti, as can bacteremias which occur during the infectious process. None of these would necessarily create chronic uti, but anything is possible. ...Read more

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Can colon polyps or caner cause bladder irritation or UTI I am waiting for a colonoscopy and now getting bladder irritation and frequency of urine. ?

Can colon polyps or caner cause bladder irritation or UTI  I am waiting for a colonoscopy and now getting bladder irritation and frequency of urine. ?

Not with polyps: Bladder irritation and colonic fistula ( connection to bladder and colon ) usually not due to polyps but due to diverticulitis which is a benign disease . Don't worry wait until tests are complete .. ...Read more

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Bad gas/urination/anemia for over 2 years. Endoscopy/colonoscopy clean. Was told stress. Now I have a late period. Could it be a UTI or bad thyroid?

Bad gas/urination/anemia for over 2 years. Endoscopy/colonoscopy clean. Was told stress. Now I have a late period. Could it be a UTI or bad thyroid?

Seemingly unrelated: I'm not sure what the urination problem is, but "bad gas" is usually dietary related and anemia in a young woman such as yourself is often due to excessive menstrual bleeding. Stress may contribute to digestive issues and a late period. If you are having painful or frequent urination, then be checked for a UTI.You should be taking iron supplements; with late period check for pregnancy. Good wishes ...Read more

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Blood feels poisoned and back pain after meals. Endoscopy, colonoscopy, barium swallow=normal. Abdomen ct=possible chronic cystitis. Uti causing pain?

Blood feels poisoned and back pain after meals. Endoscopy, colonoscopy, barium swallow=normal. Abdomen ct=possible chronic cystitis. Uti causing pain?

UTI probably: Extensive work up is reassuring. Yes chronic cystitis and urinary tract infection could cause low to mid back pain especially if there is an extension causing kidney infection. Continue to follow with your doctor as urinalysis and urine culture and appropriate antibiotics may correct the problem. ...Read more

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What is a colonoscopy?

What is a colonoscopy?

Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad. ...Read more

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Do colonoscopies hurt?

No: Colonoscopy is usually performed with some form of sedation and if done correctly you should not feel anything or remember anything. ...Read more

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What is a colonoscopy like?

What is a colonoscopy like?

A simple test: After appropriate colon preparation at home, arrive at the endoscopy center, change into a gown & IV is inserted. Once in the procedure room, final consent is obtained, IV sedation is given (there are options here--some patients choose no sedation, others want to be "out cold"), & a thin flexible tube with video camera is inserted per rectum & advanced, taking pictures, biopsies, & therapeutics. ...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


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more