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Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Can interstitial cystitis cause bladder infections?

Can interstitial cystitis cause bladder infections?

Indirectly: An important aspect of ic is that inner lining of bladder may be damaged, thus bacteria gaining access to bladder can more easily attach or penetrate bladder lining.These bacteria can only be eliminated by antibiotics.Normal bladders have an intrinsic defense mechanism consisting of a protective coating to bladder lining which makes it more difficult for bacteria to attach or penetrate. ...Read more

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Do nitrites indicate kidney infection or bladder infection?

Do nitrites indicate kidney infection or bladder infection?

Could be either: Infection in the urinary tract often begins with a bladder infection; this may extend further "upstream" to involve the kidneys (but the kidneys could also be a primary source of infection). Either way, nitrates on the dipstick urinalysis usually is how's up as a "byproduct" of bacteria commonly infecting the urinary tract. A kidney infection is usually more symptomatic and more serious. ...Read more

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Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Yes: Urgency can certainly be associated with a urinary tract infection, especially if these symptoms occurred suddenly. Call your doctor to set up a urine lab test. ...Read more

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Could bladder prolapse cause recurrent urinary tract infection?

Could bladder prolapse cause recurrent urinary tract infection?

Sometimes: If the bladder prolapse is making it difficult to empty your bladder then that can lead to urinary tract infections. A visit to your doctor to check how much urine is in your bladder after you void is a quick test to see if that is the cause of your infections. ...Read more

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Can a man be a carrier of a bladder infection? Like cystitis, interstitial cystitis, or urinary tract infection?

Not really: The only role a male has in female cystitis is by the mechanical aspect of sexual intercourse or possibly cunnilingus. He is not transmitting the organism from his body to hers but facilitating the transmission of her own bacteria into her bladder. ...Read more

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Does a UTI or bladder infection cause bedwetting kids?

Does a UTI or bladder infection cause bedwetting kids?

Yes: Anything that irritates the lining of the bladder can increase the likelihood of incontinence, day or night. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause bladder or prostate infections?

Can hemorrhoids cause bladder or prostate infections?

No: Hemorrhoid veins in the anal canal would have no expected effect on the urinary bladder or prostate gland or infections in those sites. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause an Interstitial Cystitis flare?

Can a yeast infection cause an Interstitial Cystitis flare?

Possible: A yeast infection irritates the perineum and would then possibly cause a flare in your interstitial cystitis. To help, I would recommend treating the yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can a UTI or kidney infection cause vaginal bleeding?

Can a UTI or kidney infection cause vaginal bleeding?

UTI and bleeding: A UTI can cause blood in the urine, due irritation of the bladder, but not vaginal bleeding. If the blood is only visible with urination, it could be the bladder. Kidney or urinary tract stones can also cause blood in the urine. If you are having vaginal bleeding, like a period, that flows while you are not urinating, then it would not be related to UTI. ...Read more

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Could chronic urinary retention lead to a urinary tract infection?

Could chronic urinary retention lead to a urinary tract infection?

Yes: Bacteria can grow efficiently inside the bladder if the bladder is not completely emptied on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Could a teen can have prostate infection or bladder infection?

Could a teen can have prostate infection or bladder infection?

Teen and prostatitis: In men, poor emptying of the bladder is often due to an enlarged prostate, called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Because BPH commonly develops as men age, bladder infections occur more frequently in men over the age of 50. A teenager should not be expected to have a large prostate. Other causes are multiple sex partners without using a condom, kidney stones, among others. ...Read more

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Will Macrobid treat a kidney infection or only a bladder infection?

Will Macrobid treat a kidney infection or only a bladder infection?

Maybe.: If the bacteria causing the infection is killed by Macrobid, it will help. But if you have a "kidney infection" and have not seen a doctor, please get checked and get on supervised treatment to prevent serious damage and sepsis. If you are on Macrobid for a uti and develop pain in the mid back, fever over 100, or vomiting, then you need to get seen today. IV antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

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Can an infection cause bladder dyssynergia?

Can an infection cause bladder dyssynergia?

Bladder dyssynergia: is a neurogenic disorder. It is not caused by a bladder infection, rather it can make one prone to bladder infections. ...Read more

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How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Not always: Most utis, in people with normal bladder sensation, hurt &/or cause burning on urination. Some are associated with pelic, suprapubic or back pain. Some utis are painless. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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


Dr. Patricia Foster
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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