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What could the cause my frequent utis?

What could the cause my frequent utis?

Many reasons: 1. Resistance of the bug that lies dormant and revives. 2. Rough sex. 3. Poor immunity. 4. Strange as it may seem a common cause is poor diet---too many calories that induce a relative vitamin deficiency. When cellular energy resources are compromised any organ's function can be impaired. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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What causes frequent uti?

What causes frequent uti?

Many reasons: There are many reasons that can cause a UTI from hygiene, untreated uti, colonization of bacteria, systemic disease, foreign body, holding urine, unnatural connection between urethra to anus (fistua formation), thong underwear, tb, and others.

A frequent UTI may also not be a uti, but interstitial cystitis. You complete tests to rule out the other causes. ...Read more

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What is the reason for frequent utis?

What is the reason for frequent utis?

Low immunity: Lowered immunity can cause frequent UTIs. Taking a zinc supplement 25-50 mg/day and a good probiotic daily might help solve the problem since they both boost immunity. ...Read more

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If I have frequent uti's, what can I do?

If I have frequent uti's, what can I do?

Cranberry: Studies suggest that taking cranberry tablets or juice can reduce the risk of utis. Drinking lots of fluid and emptying your bladder before and after intercourse may help, too. If you have 3 utis within a year, your doctor may recommend using a very low dose of an antibiotic when you have sex. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have frequent utis and pain with sex?

What can I do if I have frequent utis and pain with sex?

See your gyn: Or a urologist for evaluation, sometimes you take proph antibiotics before or after intercourse 1 or 2 doses. ...Read more

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I have frequent uti's every 3 months, with no health insurance. How can I reduce having them? I've tried everything!

I have frequent uti's every 3 months, with no health insurance. How can I reduce having them? I've tried everything!

Boost your immunity: Lowered immunity can cause frequent UTIs. Taking a zinc supplement 25-50 mg/day ("Now") and a good probiotic ("MegaFoods MegaFlora Plus") daily might help solve the problem since they both boost immunity. ...Read more

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I've had frequent uti about three in the past couple months, why am I having so many uti is there something more serious wrong?

I've had frequent uti about three in the past couple months, why am I having so many uti is there something more serious wrong?

Recurrent UTI: Certain things can predispose to recurrent UTI (assuming confirmed UTI each time, not just symptoms). Sex can trigger it; diaphragm or cervical cap; anatomic problems in urinary tract; others. Impotant to know if it's the same vs different bacteria each time. Prevention often is simple, e.g. an antibiotic dose 1-2 x a week, or after sex. Consider seeing an infectious diseases specialist. ...Read more

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What causes frequent utis?

What causes frequent utis?

R/O VAGINITIS V UT: SX May be a UTI VS Vaginitis the cause can be multifaceted you need full exam, UAC&S pelvic exam cultures/labs and STD SCREEN to determine diagnosis and treatment options. MONISTAT only treats yeast infectionFirst line normally Macrobid/Bactrim/Cipro. Seek prompt medical attention. Some peoe anatomical have shorter urethra/Frequent Sex/Kidney Stones can increase UTI frequency ...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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I get frequent utis. Sometimes to the tune of 1 a month. What could be the cause?

I get frequent utis. Sometimes to the tune of 1 a month. What could be the cause?

Several possible: Causes including having sex or having a short urethra or having a stone in the bladder for instance. Several ways to decrease frequent bladder infections are to void immediately after sex, increase water intake, decrease or stop soda pop, cranberry supplements. If this doesn't help see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have frequent uti's; can this cause gout?

I have frequent uti's; can this cause gout?

No: Gout is caused by a metabolic problem of uric acid metabolism. Patients with gout can develop uric acid kidney stones, and anyone developing kidney stones is more at risk for utis than people who never form them. ...Read more

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Could there be an underlying cause/alternative diagnosis for frequent UTIs? Is it worth seeing a urologist if you get UTIs easily and frequently?

Could there be an underlying cause/alternative diagnosis for frequent UTIs? Is it worth seeing a urologist if you get UTIs easily and frequently?

Recurrent UTI: Could there be an underlying cause/alternative diagnosis for frequent UTIs? Is it worth seeing a urologist if you get UTIs easily and frequently? ANS: always and you need to find out why u r having this. It may destroy your kidneys. See your Dr. First and explain your Hx and ask for evaluation of the cause by your team or a urologist. ...Read more

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Coffee cause uti? I get frequent utis, intimate last night and in some pain today. Will coff. Help in development of uti or just worsen existing ones?

Not likely: Coffee is not known to cause UTI. UTi are infections caused by bacteria. Urinary frequency, a symptoms of UTI can be increased by coffee, because of the diuretic effect of caffeine in the coffee. Sexual activity on the other hand can be associated with UTI. If you have symptoms of an infection, see your physician. ...Read more

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Would having a right kidney measurement of 9.3 it was 10.2 a couple yrs ago indicate a problem. I'll also mention frequent uti's and a pain on right.

Would having a right kidney measurement of 9.3 it was 10.2 a couple yrs ago indicate a problem. I'll also mention frequent uti's and a pain on right.

Possibly: Kidney measurements by ultrasound can vary from machine to machine & are also operator dependent. However, presence of kidney pain &frequent UTIs suggests they are related & could indicate pyelonephritis & possibly related to bladder reflux. DMSA nuclear renal scan is best test to identify pyelonephritis. Cystogram (bladder X-Ray) might be required to demonstrate reflux. U need 2B evaluated. ...Read more

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Frequent UTIs but no STDs- why do I keep getting UTIs?

Frequent UTIs but no STDs- why do I keep getting UTIs?

Low immunity: Lowered immunity can cause frequent UTIs. Taking a zinc supplement 25-50 mg/day and a good probiotic daily might help solve the problem since they both boost immunity. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors, should I be worried about negative gram bacteria. I have frequent UTI..

Hi Doctors, should I be worried about negative gram bacteria. I have frequent UTI..

Low immunity: Most gram negative bacteria that cause UTIs are part of the normal flora. They usually cause infection when body's immunity gets low or there is an imbalance in the composition of various organisms that live in the genital/anal area.
Lowered immunity can cause frequent UTIs. Taking a zinc supplement 25-50 mg/day and a good probiotic daily might help solve the problem since they both boost immuny. ...Read more

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Frequent UTIs, overactive bladder. I don't want to take prescription medication for the overactive bladder. I am 63, any suggestions?

Frequent UTIs, overactive bladder. I don't want to take prescription medication for the overactive bladder. I am 63, any suggestions?

Exam is key: Have you been examined? If pelvic floor prolapse is your problem, you could start by doing pelvic floor PT, Kegel exercises or Pilates. Avoid bladder stimulants like nicotine and caffeine. You could see how this works for a few months. ...Read more

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I have frequent uti's. Took Macrobid (sensitive for it) for 7 days. Uti back 2 days later - dr. Wants me to take 2 (100mg) 3x a day for 5 days.?

I have frequent uti's. Took Macrobid (sensitive for it) for 7 days. Uti back 2 days later - dr. Wants me to take 2 (100mg) 3x a day for 5 days.?

Judgment call: Usual dose of Macrobid for UTI is 100mg 2x a day for 7 days. When UTI comes back soon after, it may be an incompletely treated UTI or it may be a new uti. 2 days after, it is likely incompletely treated so number of days should be increased, but I wouldn't increase the dose above recommended. If new uti, the new bug may be resistant. If you have low kidney function, Macrobid isn't as effective. ...Read more

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Causes for frequent utis/kidney infec? Seems like im always on Macrobid and it does nothing. As a kid id wet the bed all the time. What could be wrong?

Unusual: For someone who gets frequent uti's you should have had by now tests to determine if you have any anatomical abnormalities in your urinary tract system- at the very least a kidney ultrasound and vcug. A urologist should become involved. Uti's can only be diagnosed by urine culture in a sterile container. U/a insufficient to diagnose uti. If >100, 000 bacteria aren't identified, unlikely uti. ...Read more

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Are frequent uti's a sign of bladder cancer?

Are frequent uti's a sign of bladder cancer?

Possibility: Bladder cancers, are frequently associated recurrent urinary tract infections, need to be seen by the urologist on regular basis, how ever all recurrent utis are not due to bladder cancers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do about birth control and frequent uti's!?

Can you tell me what to do about birth control and frequent uti's!?

Here are some...: How long and often have you noticed frequent UTIs from taking birth control pill? How has UTI been diagnosed, by symptoms alone or by Sx + urinalysis + urine culture? How was urine specimen obtained? Indeed, some women on BC pills may have voiding irritation, but unnecessarily from UTI. For more on UTI, go to articles listed in UTI... on http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. I hope info provided be... ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant and am. On prenatals. Can I take Azo cranberry pills? I have frequent utis and ide like to prevent them.

I am trying to get pregnant and am. On prenatals. Can I take Azo cranberry pills? I have frequent utis and ide like to prevent them.

As above: If u trying to get pregnant without success, it is best to see a fertility clinic for evaluation and work up, good luck. ...Read more

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Was fingered 2 yrs ago n it was very painful. Bled after n had pain while peeing for a few days. Could that have caused my frequent uti's?

Was fingered 2 yrs ago n it was very painful. Bled after n had pain while peeing for a few days. Could that have caused my frequent uti's?

Might be...: It's hard to retrospectively recoup a 2-year-old story as meaningful way to deduce dx, but reenacting with recurrence may help; yet, is it necessary to reenact that such old experience? Nonetheless, still let low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence ; obsession rule our life for surely benefiting our future. If in doubt, ask doc timely or to http://www. Energy-ability. Blogspot. Com/ ...Read more

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I have frequent UTIs and take AZO cranberry pills to prevent them. I'm now early in my pregnancy and unsure if I can continue to take them?

I have frequent UTIs and take AZO cranberry pills to prevent them. I'm now early in my pregnancy and unsure if I can continue to take them?

It won't help: Although it has long been believed that cranberry juice or extracts might help prevent or even treat UTIs, recent research has confirmed it has no effect. It probably would be safe to continue Azo cranberry, but it won't help prevent UTI so not point in taking it. Discuss with your obstetrician. Best wishes for a successful pregnancy and healthy baby. ...Read more

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Is frequent UTI a sign of cervical cancer? Or bladder cancer?

Is frequent UTI a sign of cervical cancer? Or bladder cancer?

May be: Bladder cancer may present with blood in urine and recurrent cystitis or UTI. Cervical cancer depends on staging cause UTI symptoms. This are associated symptoms with cancer it does not mean that if you have UTI look for cancer! ...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