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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Can head heaviness be caused by anxiety? I have chronic head heaviness for many years. When I take pseudoephedrine, it gets better. How can I treat it

Can head heaviness be caused by anxiety? I have chronic head heaviness for many years. When I take pseudoephedrine, it gets better. How can I treat it

Lower stress yoga: Lowering stress, exercise, relaxation exercises, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, tai-chi, mindfulness, prayer all light up the frontal lobes. A good actuarial assessment with the MMPI-2/MMPI-A gives an objective computerized clinical interpretative report to find anxiety. Unstructured exams are not as sensitive-specific. Diagnosis then treatment. 8 sessions 50% better, 25 more, 25% better. ...Read more

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Do any medications exacerbate Mass Cell Activation Syndrome? Can any meds actually CAUSE it? Pseudoephedrine maybe?

Do any medications exacerbate Mass Cell Activation Syndrome? Can any meds actually CAUSE it? Pseudoephedrine maybe?

Yes: NASIDs, opioids, and alcohol can all do it. Attached is a response from expert:There are precautions with the ingestion of narcotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and alcohol with underlying mast cell disorders. These precautions are not contraindications and risk and benefits have to always be discussed and considered in clinical management. Reactions to these substances ...Read more

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Can pseudoephedrine cause joint pain?

Can pseudoephedrine cause joint pain?

No.: People may experience joint pain while on the drug, but it does not cause joint pain. Remember why you are taking it. Sinusitis? Cold? Many types of arthritis are "reactive, " being called in rheumatology post-infectious. If you have persistent discomfort, start with your pcp! ...Read more

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Could OD of pseudoephedrine cause alpha-1 receptors to remain highly sensitive and despite normal catecholamines, keep np, palps, etc. High?

Could OD of pseudoephedrine cause alpha-1 receptors to remain highly sensitive and despite normal catecholamines, keep np, palps, etc. High?

Equal: Interesting question. In general most receptors start developing tolerance after a while needing higher dosages to have similar effects. Saying some would be more susceptible than others is a subjective question. In my opinion and experience all should be affected equally ...Read more

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What can cause frequent utis?

What can cause frequent utis?

Several rsk factors: Recurrent UTI is defined by having more than 3 infections in a year. There are several risk factors such as kidney or bladder stones, frequent sexual intercourse, use of lubricants and spermicides etc. ...Read more

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What causes the lower pain when you have a uti?

What causes the lower pain when you have a uti?

Inflammation: The infection usually causes an immune response in our body and inflammation occurs. ...Read more

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Can clymidia cause uti?

Can clymidia cause uti?

Yes and no: Chlamydia usually infects the urethra in men, and the urethra is part of the urinary tract. Technically, therefore, most chlamydial infections in men are UTIs. But in normal use, "UTI" means non-STD infection higher in the urinary tract (bladder, prostate, kidneys) and chlamydia doesn't do that. It can cause UTI-like symptoms, so testing for chlamydia may be wise. But it's rare at your age of 45. ...Read more

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Does clamedya cause uti?

Does clamedya cause uti?

Yes it can..: Urinary tract infection--by definition: any organism infecting this system is a uti, including chlamydia. Often, this organism does not cause much symptoms and so can go unnoticed for many women. Infections in the vagina/unterus/fallopian tubes are more concerning as infertility can be the result. So, if u have symptoms or are concerned about this, please consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of uti?

What are the most common causes of uti?

Hygiene: The female urethra is short and more vulnerable to infection so hygiene is very important. They are usually self limiting. Rarely one gets seriously ill but it can happen after instrumentation for a procedure. This may require antibiotics. If you are having fevers and chills then see a physician. Most self limiting uti's do not. ...Read more

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Can UTI cause tss?

Can UTI cause tss?

No: Tss is a group a streptococcal infection or staphylococcus aureus infection or colonization associated with the sudden onset of shock and organ failure. On streptococcal tss soft tissue infection is the most common portal of entry. A UTI is almost never the cause of either type of tss. ...Read more

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Does UTI cause bumps?

Does UTI cause bumps?

No: Infected urine inside the bladder will not cause external bumps. Those would need to be evaluated by examination. ...Read more

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Can vitex cause a uti?

Vitex: No. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacterial infection. Vitex is an herbal folk remedy used to attempt to manipulate sex hormones in females. This should not have an effect of any significance on the bladder or kidneys. ...Read more

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Can UTI cause sticky urine?

Can UTI cause sticky urine?

Diabetes?: Urine can be sticky, foamy, sweet smelling in patients with diabetes that is poorly controlled. See your physician to check your urinalysis for glucose as well as blood glucose to check for diabetes (sugar too high in blood). ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause uti?

Can masturbation cause uti?

UTI: Masturbation, if non-traumatic, will not cause uti. In women, however, if the masturbation is with a dildo or vibrator, there may be mild swelling of the urethra (tube from bladder to outside) and this can predispose to uti. ...Read more

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Does masturbation cause uti?

Does masturbation cause uti?

It shouldn't: Masturbation without rubbing the urethral meatus (the hole where the urine (pee) comes out) should not be related to uti's. That means one can have a UTI regardless of one's masturbation. Mutual masturbation is a little more risky because one person may not know where the other person's urethral meatus is. It may be wise to learn one's anatomy to avoid rubbing somebody wrong. ...Read more

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Will a UTI cause me to bleed?

Will a UTI cause me to bleed?

Blood in urine: Hematuria (blood in the urine) is often seen in urinary tract infection. Please see your doctor dortreatment ...Read more

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Could bladder training cause uti?

Could bladder training cause uti?

I believe so: Little children don't understand need to relax pelvic floor muscles or urinary sphincer to urinate. Parents may suggest that child pushes urine out squeezes abdomen. Either way child will then contract pelvic floor musles whilst trying to push urine out. This leads to poor bladder emptying ; utis. My advice is give access to potty ; tell child to make shhhh. Child will then try to duplicate sound. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause erection problems?

Can a UTI cause erection problems?

Possibly: Urinary tract infections and sexual dysfunction in men such as erectile dysfunction or impotence symptoms may occur simultaneously. This infection affects mostly men who are 50 years or above in age. Sexually active men are at an increased risk being affected. At your age would exclude other factors first. Also ask your doctor why you are having utis. Not common at your age in men. ...Read more

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Does uti cause vaginal fishy odor?

Does uti cause vaginal fishy odor?

No, BV does!: Sometimes disturbances to the natural bacteria in your vagina (douching, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, etc) can allow abnl bacteria like Gardnerella to overgrow and cause a fishy odor. It's not sexually transmitted, but can be treated w/ Metronidazole (Flagyl)/Clindamycin/Boric Acid. See your GYN for a prescription and be examined for other potential causes. Nothing urgent/dangerous though. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause UTI in men?

Can masturbation cause UTI in men?

No: I'm sorry somebody tried to frighten you. Nor will it make you blind, short, fat, thin, hairy, smooth, bald, weak, emotionally insensitive or unspiritual. This might be a great time to talk with a few reasonable and decent adult men about your changing mind and body -- maybe even dad. ...Read more

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Can a soapy bath cause UTI in men?

Can a soapy bath cause UTI in men?

Unlikely: Because of the shape and design of the male urethra it is unlikely, but possible. ...Read more

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Can MRSA cause UTI or kidney issues?

Can MRSA cause UTI or kidney issues?

Possible: Most UTI are caused by other bactetria (gram negative), but it is not impossible for MRSA to cause urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Uti with high protein traces causes?

Uti with high protein traces causes?

UTI: Damage to any part of the urinary tract by infection or other factors may produce protein in the urine. If it persists beyond the infection, you need to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Can bleeding during sex cause a uti?

Can bleeding during sex cause a uti?

Probably not: But sometimes sex can cause a uti. See your doctor if you are having symptoms. ...Read more

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Salmonella can cause uti/epididymitis?

Salmonella can cause uti/epididymitis?

Possible.: It is rather unusual, but salmonella can cause epididymitis. If you feel that this is the case, you should see your doctor immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does wearing diaper cause UTI in infants?

Ped. Uti: No, but if your child is having utis and especially fever producing utis, you should see a urologist. Some special studies seem indicated to rule out congenital abnormalities such as vesico-ureteral reflux. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more