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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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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?
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...See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes: One of the signs of a urinary tract infection is incontinence. However, once the infection is treated, bed wetting will resolve.
I had a bladder infection about 4 months ago that never went away, mildly still hurts to urinate, I've heard this can lead to sterility if untreated?
Yes: Untreated UTI can spread to your ovaries and kidneys which are the neighboring organs.
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.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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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