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Dr. Jason Burke Dr. Burke
Anesthesiology
21 years in practice
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Does dehydration lead to bladder infections and prostatitis?

Does dehydration lead to bladder infections and prostatitis?

Possibly: It definitely can lead to bladder infections. If urine stays in the bladder for too long, bacteria can start to grow. It is better to keep urine flowing through the system to keep bacteria levels down. Most people should urinate at least 4 times per day. If your urine is dark yellow, or brown, that is not good.

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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


Dr. James Kuan Dr. Kuan
Urology
18 years in practice
University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
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Can a bladder infection in a woman lead to a man getting prostatitis, or the reverse?

Can a bladder infection in a woman lead to a man getting prostatitis, or the reverse?

Not as a rule: Though the types of bacteria that cause utis in women and prostatitis in men are similar, this is generally not possible. However, some men will develop prostate infections related to stis like chlamydia or gonorrhea, and vice versa for women who might have urethral infections. Safer sex practices and regular STI testing is always important.

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Probably okay if...: Have you felt some change in your usual voiding pattern like burning urination or urethral discharge? Did you get urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine, which should be the minimal yet surest way to confirm if having UTI etc. What you described could be normal to reflect some amorphous phosphate sediment in alkaline urine followed with clear urine. So, seek evaluation & counseling...

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Dr. Jack Rubin Dr. Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
44 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Moez Khorsandi Dr. Khorsandi
Urology
23 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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How can I tell if I have a prostate infection or a bladder infection?

How can I tell if I have a prostate infection or a bladder infection?

Examination: To determine where the infection is and what type, an office evaluation and clinical history are important. In addition, adjunctive testing such as urinalysis and blood tests are important.

Dr. Howard Usitalo Dr. Usitalo
Urology
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Might it be possible that a a man have difficulty urinating with a bladder infection alone, without a prostate infection involved?

Might it be possible that a a man have difficulty urinating with a bladder infection alone, without a prostate infection involved?

Yes: By difficulty I mean urgency, frequency, leakage, or pain.Prostatitis will cause reduction in size and force of stream.

Dr. Michael Ein Dr. Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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What could lead to bladder infections in women?

What could lead to bladder infections in women?

See below: Sometimes sexual activity in women will precipitate a bladder infection (honeymoon cystitis). Incompletely emptying the bladder when voiding can lead to recurrent infections. In many there is no recognized cause. Lang term antibiotic prophylaxis is used in some patients with frequent recurrences.

Dr. Anthony LaBarbera Dr. LaBarbera
Pediatrics
24 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Is it possible that bladder infection can lead to wetting the bed?

Is it possible that bladder infection can lead to wetting the bed?

Yes: One of the signs of a urinary tract infection is incontinence. However, once the infection is treated, bed wetting will resolve.

Dr. Philip Chao Dr. Chao
Radiology
34 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Dr. Kathy Robinson Dr. Robinson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Is it normal to have trace of leukocytes in urine? I saw my test results and was told I did not have a bladder infection but I feel some symptoms that lead me to believe I do.

Is it normal to have trace of leukocytes in urine? I saw my test results and was told I did not have a bladder infection but I feel some symptoms that lead me to believe I do.

Usually not: Trace leukocytes can be normal. However, if you are having symptoms your doctor needs to send the urine for a culture to make sure there is no infection. Have your urine retested and if it looks negative again ask for a urine culture to be done.

Dr. Mary Engrav Dr. Engrav
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
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If I went to the medic for dehydration, hypoklemia (k+2.9) and kidney and bladder infection was this a personal injury? I was in the emergency for dehydration, hypokalemia (k+2.9), and got a kidney and bladder infection. I would like to know how serious

If I went to the medic for dehydration, hypoklemia (k+2.9) and kidney and bladder infection was this a personal injury? I was in the emergency for dehydration, hypokalemia (k+2.9), and got a kidney and bladder infection. I would like to know how serious

It: It sounds like you had a kidney infection with dehydration and severe hypokalemia (potassium of 2.9). Hydrochlorothiazide causes low potassium. I am so sorry that this happened to you and would recommend that you follow up with the pharmacy. It should be a learning experience for them as it sounds like a mistake was made. Please follow up so that they are aware of this.

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Why would my period just stop I was in the ER in april for UTI and bladder infection then in july for dehydration could that be my problem?

Why would my period just stop I was in the ER in april for UTI and bladder infection then in july for dehydration could that be my problem?

Possible: Certainly, pregnancy is the most common cause of ammenorhea (no period). Assuming you have not had unprotected sex, than other causes may be related to nutritional changes (dehydration), thyroid disease, an anovulatory cycle, and several other causes. If this persists, see a gyn dr. For an evaluation. Best wishes to you.

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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Can d-mannose treat bladder infections?

No way: Bladder infections require antibiotics & not a dietary suppliment that does nothing to eliminate or kill bacteria.

Dr. Francine Yep Dr. Yep
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How u know u got bladder infection?

How u know u got bladder infection?

Peeing hurts: You may feel like you have to pee all the time and it hurts to pee. Talk with your doc about treatment. It's important because not only do you want to feel better soon, you also want to prevent a bladder infection from zooming up to your kidneys.

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa Dr. Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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How do I treat a bladder infection?

Antibiotics: Need to do urine culture and treat with antibiotics. Further testing may be needed if recurrent.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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How can I treat a bladder infection?

How can I treat a bladder infection?

Cystitis: Antibiotics, depending on type of infection as shown thru Culture/Sensitivity testing.

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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Dr. Andrew Siegel Dr. Siegel
Urology
36 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more