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Does Uti Occur In Kids
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
Does respiratory distress syndrome only occur in premature babies or can it happen in older children too?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Chlamydia: Yes, they may, or may not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Do STD symptoms such as fever, sore throat, vaginal discharge, blood in between periods etc. Occur everyday while infected? In both men and women
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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