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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Does respiratory distress syndrome only occur in premature babies or can it happen in older children too?

Does respiratory distress syndrome only occur in premature babies or can it happen in older children too?

NB of any gestation: While this is most common in premi newborns it is occasionally seen in full term or post term infants. Infants of diabetic mothers for some reason are more prone to this rare event. Features & treatment is the same. ...Read more

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How often do chlamydia/gonorhea in men cause testicular symptoms, especially early on? Does that usually happen early or in general? For both of those

How often do chlamydia/gonorhea in men cause testicular symptoms, especially early on? Does that usually happen early or in general? For both of those

Epididymitis?: Probably under 1% of urethral gonorrhea or chlamydia leads to epididymitis, which generally causes severe pain and swelling in a single testicle, usually a few weeks after catching the infection. Milder aching of both testicles does not indicate epididymitis or testicular infection. That's a common symptom in some men with any genital infection doesn't indicate anything serious. ...Read more

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Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

Adults: It is more common for children to take things, but the full blown diagnosis of kleptomania is more common in adults. ...Read more

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Why does epiglottitis usually not occur in adults?

Why does epiglottitis usually not occur in adults?

Immune system: Epiglottitis is usually caused by a bacterium - haemophilus influenza. After age 2 the immune system becomes stronger making children less susceptible to haemophilus. Actually epiglottitis is pretty rare these days since most of us are immunized against haemophilus. ...Read more

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Can uti's be linked to taking frequent bubble baths in adults? Have heard they do in children.... This is my 3rd UTI in less 3 months...Suggestions?

Can uti's be linked to taking frequent bubble baths in adults? Have heard they do in children.... This is my 3rd UTI in less 3 months...Suggestions?

Yes: The urethra is very short in females and bubble baths can irritate the opening increasing the likelihood of bacterial invaders. Improper wiping(back to front), frequent sex including anal intercourse, and inadequate fluid intake are also contributors. ...Read more

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Does wearing diaper cause UTI in infants?

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

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Why does sepsis occur more often in non-white populations?

Why does sepsis occur more often in non-white populations?

Multiple causes: It is not clear exactly what the cause is (higher rates of uninsured, poorer/overburdened hospitals in the areas that serve them, indifference or racism by physicians/hospital staff, poorer self care and more reluctance to use the healthcare system, poorer overall health). Its likely that all of those play a role. ...Read more

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Can uti recurrence happen in virgins?

Can uti recurrence happen in virgins?

Yes!: Sexual activity is not a prerequisite to getting urinary tract infections although it does increase the risk for them. Virginal people with recurrent UTIs should practice impeccable genitourinary hygiene, avoid synthetic underwear, use hypoallergenic fragrance free washes, shower rather than bathe, and have an evaluation for underlying anatomic issues. ...Read more

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Does e.Coli infections affect children worse then adults?

Does e.Coli infections affect children worse then adults?

Depends: Really depends on the strain of e. Coli. Some are very virulent and cuase significant organ damage, no matter what the age. ...Read more

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Does kawasaki ever present in adults with hiv?

Does kawasaki ever present in adults with hiv?

YES: Kawasaki disease is predominantly a disease of childhood, but can occur is adults, though rare. There are some reports of HIV as a risk for adult kawasaki disease and some stats will suggest that 1/3 or adults with kawasaki like syndromes are HIV positive, so there is a correlation. ...Read more

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Does masturbation cause utis in men?

Does masturbation cause utis in men?

No: Sexual activity is often the cause of a urinary tract infection in women because of the anatomy, including the shorter urethra. If you do have a urinary tract infection and you're a guy, you need to seek the cause with your physician's guidance -- even one real UTI in a guy is a heads-up of an underlying problem. And eating hot peppers can mimic a uti. ...Read more

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Why do females have urinary tract infections (utis) more often than men?

Why do females have urinary tract infections (utis) more often than men?

Anatomy: The male and female urinary tract is different when it comes to anatomy. Females have shorter urethras than their male counterparts. A shorter urethra makes it easier for bacteria to travel up the urethra to the bladder. The urethra in a female is also closer to the rectum allowing for a shorter distance for bacteria to travel. This is why proper hygiene is recommended for females to prevent uti. ...Read more

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Why does pneumonia cause dementia like symptoms in geriatric patients, but not in younger ones?

Why does pneumonia cause dementia like symptoms in geriatric patients, but not in younger ones?

Aka delirium: Many acute illness may cause transient confusion & agitation i n the elderly especially post op also-most likely due to metabolic factors. ...Read more

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Could kids have crystal in the urine?

Could kids have crystal in the urine?

Yes: Urate crystals are common findings in normal urine in kids. Some crystals of other compounds would be less common. Your question should be more specific. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone in their twenties to have urinary incontinence problems?

Is it normal for someone in their twenties to have urinary incontinence problems?

Common: The most common cause would be interstitial cystitis at this age and would be managed with diet. ...Read more

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What percentage of people who develop urinary tract infection will develop a second infection in twelve months?

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What percentage of people who develop urinary tract infection will develop a second infection in twelve months?

Here are some ...: The mean annual incidence of UTI is 15% and 10% in those aged 15-39 and 40-79 years, respectively; its annual recurrent rate is roughly around 15-25%. Nonetheless, ignore this figure, but focus on identifying potential precipitating factors, then modify them accordingly in addition to timely use of antibiotics. More detail and specifics? Ask Doc timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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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


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