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Would frequent utis (bladder infections) be caused by an std?

Would frequent utis (bladder infections) be caused by an std?

Almost never: Men with scarred/restricted urethra due to past STD can be susceptible to recurrent UTI, a rare complication these days. Recurrent bladder infections in women have nothing to do with past or current STD. However, in some women sex often triggers UTI, by "massaging" bacteria into the urethra. See your doctor; this is often preventable with low dose antibiotic taken after sex or 1-2 times a week. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Infection (Definition)

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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Can a UTI and yesst infection happen at the same time?

Can a UTI and yesst infection happen at the same time?

YEAST: Yes, especially if there have been several different rounds and types of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I get UTI infections all the time, what do you suggest?

I get UTI infections all the time, what do you suggest?

See a urologist: If you have more than 3 uti's in a 12 month period, you should see a specialist in urinary tract disorders known as a urologist. He/she may wish to look into your bladder with a special scope called a cystoscope to see if there is a problem. You may need to be on prophylactic antibiotics (preventive), especially if you are sexually active. Don't ever delay treating a UTI ! ...Read more

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Which other diseases or infections have the same symptoms as a uti?

Interstitial cystits: A lot of conditions can resemble a UTI including interstitial cystitis (i.E inflammation of the bladder), urologic stones, urethritis/urethral syndrome (inflammation of the urehtra). ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat and cure existing UTI infections naturally?

You can try: Harder, not as effective as antibiotics, but you can try: uva ursi with 250mg of arbutin 4x/day; or try d-mannose 500mg 4x/day. Cranberry extract 400-500mg twice a day. Other homeopathic treatments: horsetail 500mg capsules 4x/day. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms obvious for a UTI or other infection. because I'm not sure if I have them or just imagining them. Thanks. ?

Are the symptoms obvious for a UTI or other infection. because I'm not sure if I have them or just imagining them. Thanks.
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See below : Classic symptoms of UTI: burning with urination (dysuria), discomfort in bladder, urinary urgency and frequency (small volumes often). May be associated with incontinence, blood in urine, and fever. Symptoms may vary from mild to severe. More often acute than chronic. In the elderly, symptoms often blunted and change in mental status may be only symptom. Urinalysis and urine culture are diagnostic ...Read more

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My girlfriend urinates almost every 10-25 min a little not much but is very clear no pains , she know it's not a blad. Infection or uti?

My girlfriend urinates almost every 10-25 min a little not much  but is very clear no pains , she know it's not a blad. Infection or uti?

Here are some ...: U-frequency may suggests: excreting a lot or urine from over drinking or poor renal function; decreasing bladder functional capacity (unable to hold much urine) by UTI, OAB, IC, etc.; pending urinary retention. These can be easily sorted out by taking good Hx stressing quality, quantity, & sequence of events + physicals + tests such as UA, residual urine, blood test,... so to deduce right Dx for . ...Read more

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Good morning, I have some concern about my health. To start with I had a UTI back to 2011. Since then I get infections every 1-3 months.

Good morning,

I have some concern about my health.

To start with I had a UTI back to 2011. Since then I get infections every 1-3 months.

Please follow the: directions your doc gave you for taking your meds. If things don't improve or recur, consider asking the doc about D-Mannose, a natural product that is helpful for UTIs. If he/she is not well-versed in natural meds he/she may not know of it, however. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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


Dr. Martin Raff
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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