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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

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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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 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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How to avoid recurrent vaginal yeast infection in women with rheumatic fever taking secondary prophylactic antibiotic a lifetime?

How to avoid recurrent vaginal yeast infection in women with rheumatic fever taking secondary prophylactic antibiotic a lifetime?

Probiotics: Our body has more good bacteria than normal cells. Antibiotics destroy the bad as well as these good bacteria. If you have to take antibiotics for life (i have never heard of that for rf) then you must take high quality high dose probiotics. ...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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Reasons for recurrent urine infection?

Reasons for recurrent urine infection?

Many possible: Empty bladder after intercourse if utis related to going to sleep with urine in your bladder after sex. Do u spread thighs with urination? Wear cotton underwaer ; avoid thongs. Take showers rather than baths. Ru constipated, if so take laxatives. Otherwise worth seeing a urologist in case you have chronic cystitis or bladder stone and might be worth cystoscopy (telescopic inspection of bladder). ...Read more

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Can recurrent UTI and frequent antibiotic treatment lead to super antibiotic-resistant utis?

Can recurrent UTI and frequent antibiotic treatment lead to super antibiotic-resistant utis?

Antibiotic resist: Yes. The increasingly common practice of treating "urinary tract infections" empirically without organism identification by culture and sensitivity is largely responsible for this. When treating empiically, one tends to prescribe the broadest spectrum antibiotics to cover all possibilities. Frequent use of these super antibiotics induces bacterial resistance to multiple antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can cystitis cause urthera bleeding? Female, 17 , not sexual activity,have chronic cystitis, endometriosis,adenomyosis

Can cystitis cause urthera bleeding? Female, 17 , not sexual activity,have chronic cystitis, endometriosis,adenomyosis

Here are some ...: I would not seek online guessing for your current concern. Instead, collect & bring the detailed symptoms stressing the quality, quantity, and sequence of events of all symptoms and their potentially related discomforts over time to Dox for review & analysis + proper physical exams + tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx / care / counseling... ...Read more

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How can seniors avoid recurrent bladder infections?

How can seniors avoid recurrent bladder infections?

Several ways: Treatable prostate disease causes bladder infections in men; all people do well to drink plenty of water as they are able, and cranberry juice or its anthocyanin component actually works for prevention and treatment -- one of the few natural cures that's evidence-based. If stones are present, get them removed. If intractable or atypical, cystoscopy is indicated. ...Read more

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Urethral pain before period? No UTI hip, urinary frequency. I have pcos, hormones?

Urethral pain before period? No UTI hip, urinary frequency. I have pcos, hormones?

May need uro/gyn ck: You may have a better diagnosis from a uro/gynecologist, who can test if your have urethral spasm, and if it's hormonally related or not, if it's a consistent monthly finding with your pcos. Good that you don't have uti, or urinary frequency with this. ...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 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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Would frequent utis (bladder infections) be caused by an std?

Would frequent utis (bladder infections) be caused by an std?

Almost never: Men with scarred/restricted urethra due to past STD can be susceptible to recurrent UTI, a rare complication these days. Recurrent bladder infections in women have nothing to do with past or current STD. However, in some women sex often triggers UTI, by "massaging" bacteria into the urethra. See your doctor; this is often preventable with low dose antibiotic taken after sex or 1-2 times a week. ...Read more

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32 y/o female, symptoms of UTI including urgency, urethral discomfort, flank pain. Urine negative, no retention. Rx Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS. PMH pyelo x2. Ideas?

32 y/o female, symptoms of UTI including urgency, urethral discomfort, flank pain. Urine negative, no retention. Rx Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS. PMH pyelo x2. Ideas?

HC of pyelonephritis: When you are told that the urine test was - it just means it did not grow on the culture media that they chose to grow on. Try taking Ellura, a cranberry extract which prevents the bacteria from attaching to your bladder wall. It's not an antibiotic but it works quite well. ...Read more

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

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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Uti or yeast infection after period?

Uti or yeast infection after period?

Cannot diagnose: You need to be seen and examined in order to answer this question. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can recurrent yeast infections cause vaginal cysts?

Can recurrent yeast infections cause vaginal cysts?

No: Recurrent vaginal yeast infections do not cause vaginal cysts. ...Read more

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What are the symptopms of cystitis / uti?

What are the symptopms of cystitis / uti?

Several symptoms: Frequency of urination, burning, pain during urination, blood in the urine and other symptoms. Early treatment with antibiotics is very important since a bladder infection can become a kidney infection which is more serious. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between cystitis and a uti?

Classification: Cystitis is infection of the bladder; the term UTI is an umbrella term that includes infections all along the urinary tract (including cystitis) from the kidneys to the urethra. ...Read more

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What to do if i was just wondering what the difference is between cystitis and a uti?

What to do if i was just wondering what the difference is between cystitis and a uti?

UTI vs cystitis: Uti stands for urinary tract infection. It is a general term for infection of any part of the urinary tract including kidneys, bladder or ureters. Cystitis refers more specifically to infection of the urinary bladder. ...Read more

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Urethra pain and cystitis symptoms but negative for uti. What else could it be?

Urethra pain and cystitis symptoms but negative for uti. What else could it be?

The following:: Interstitial cystitis, viral cystitis, urethral diverticulum, bladder stone can all give described symptoms. ...Read more

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Is this a UTI or interstitial cystitis if bloody?

Is this a UTI or interstitial cystitis if bloody?

Exclude tumor: Blood in urine can be due to many causes, infection, trauma, tumor, vascular malformation, clotting disorder. However, tumor/cancer needs to be excluded in any one with blood in urine. Uti and interstitial cystitis are not the only causes of blood in urine. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for interstitial cystitis to feel just like a UTI?

Yes: Interstitial cystitis can feel just like a UTI that never stops. IC does not have a cure but there are effective treatment options available. See your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Painful and constantly reoccurring utis (water infections/cystitis) just wont go away! what can I do?

Painful and constantly reoccurring utis (water infections/cystitis) just wont go away! what can I do?

Find a specialist: (urologist or urogynecologist) who is interested in evaluating women with this problem. Uti is not always sucessfully treated just with antibiotics and there are other causes of bladder symptoms besides urinary infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you get a interstitial cystitis from a persistant UTI ?

Can you get a interstitial cystitis from a persistant UTI ?

No: Ic is not thought to be caused by uti. In fact, one must first rule out UTI before making a diagnosis of ic. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice really good for UTI or cystitis?

Is cranberry juice really good for UTI or cystitis?

As a preventative: Cranberry juice does not cure utis or cystitis. Is a fairly good preventative because it contains a chemical which makes it much more difficult for bacteria to adhere to the bladder lining and thus cause a uti. ...Read more

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When having a UTI possible cystitis should you drink acidic or alkaline liquids?

When having a UTI  possible cystitis should you drink acidic or alkaline liquids?

Drink water: In general the kidneys will create an acidic environment regardless of what you drink. Some kinds of infections however classically turn urine more basic/alkaline. Hydrating with water can help as being dehydrated will often aggravate kidney conditions. If having prolonged UTI symptoms or you get sicker, you may need an antibiotic. ...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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Cant tell if its a UTI or my interstitial cystitis i had the pain since i had an IUD put in tuesday im in a lot if pain shud i go to the ER ?

Cant tell if its a UTI or my interstitial cystitis i had the pain since i had an IUD put in tuesday im in a lot if pain shud i go to the ER ?

No relation: there is no relation between IUD and interstitial cystitis interstitial cystitis is more common than we tthought, under diagnosed, because the right diagnosis will required a cystoscopy and a biopsy by a urologist. usualy it get suspected when the patient has UTI symptoms but the urine is clean ...Read more

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Burning when peeing so I did an at test home kit and it was positive for UTI what should I do but I have cystitis so I don't know which is causing it?

Burning when peeing so I did an at test home kit and it was positive for UTI what should I do but I have cystitis so I don't know which is causing it?

Consult doctor: UTI is not a do it yourself illness. Please consult a doctor for evaluation and proper treatment sot that infection does not affect the kidney. ...Read more

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I'm a virgin male & recently diagnosed by prostato-cystitis (bacterial prostatitis). Had UTI 2 years ago but was cleared.Is prostato-cystitis curable?

I'm a virgin male & recently diagnosed by prostato-cystitis (bacterial prostatitis). Had UTI 2 years ago but was cleared.Is prostato-cystitis curable?

Usually: Congratulatins on clean living. It is a wonderful gift to yourself and perhaps your future partner. Antibiotics may clear the infection up. Or you may have pain by no infection at all -- a stool softener and/or more frequent elaculation may help. Best wishes. ...Read more