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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Has anyone ever died from a urinary tract infection?

Has anyone ever died from a urinary tract infection?

Yes: Pyelonephritis or kidney inection can occur bacteria from a UTI reaching the kidney. Such infections, if untreated can develop into severe sepsis, or abscess formation, worse if there is any urinary tract obstruction, & septicemia (blood poising) or overwhelming sepsis & the unfortunate subject can die. This is unlikely from pure cystitis or bladder infection unless immune reaction is very poor.

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Not always: Most utis, in people with normal bladder sensation, hurt &/or cause burning on urination. Some are associated with pelic, suprapubic or back pain. Some utis are painless.

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Dr. Henry Bloom Dr. Bloom
Family Medicine
44 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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How serious is a urinary tract infection?

How serious is a urinary tract infection?

It depends: Most infections are simple bladder infections, although sexually transmitted diseases (which can sometimes cause sterility or serious or overwhelming infection) can have similar symptoms. It is important to make sure that a urinary tract infection is not involving the kidneys, or leading to infection in the blood.

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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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What can cause a urinary tract infection?

Many causes: Utis are caused by bacteria getting into bladder and multiplying. Bacteria can enter during sex and hence reason to urinate after sex. Toilet hygiene, not wiping front to back, also keeping thighs closed which traps urine in vagina. Bubble-bath and tubs rather than showers. Thong and non-cotton underwear. Constipation. Withholding urination, drinking too little or urinating often enough.

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Dr. Scott Beard Dr. Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
21 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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How can I cure a urinary tract infection?

How can I cure a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: From your doctor. She wil want a urine sample.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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How do you get a urinary tract infection?

Here are some...: UTI emerges while personal defense ability does not suffice or fails to kill or eliminate the invading bacteria. Example, toothbrushing may result in bacteremia in many daily but without sickness; likewise does UTI. While bacterial presence is essential to get infection, that is not always the case; to become infected, some noticeable causes can be traced. .. like incomplete emptying bladder...

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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How can I cure a urinary tract infection?

Call your doc: U need antibiotics and a to send a urine culture to make sure the antibiotics work.

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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How do you treat a urinary tract infection?

How do you treat a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: Confirm UTI with urinalysis and get urine culture & sensitivities. Initiate course of antibiotics such as bactrim, Macrodantin or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) whilst awaiting culture report. Switch antibiotics if bacteria are resistant. Also advise liberal fluid intake, preferably water plus urinate every 2 - 3 hours. I also prescribe pyridium, if necessary, to relieve symptoms of burning on urination if severe.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What is a sign of a urinary tract infection?

What is a sign of a urinary tract infection?

Varies by person,: Site of infection and type of infection. General symptoms are burning on urination, foul smelling urine, fever, excessive desire to urinate, abdominal pain etc.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Explain how you get a urinary tract infection?

Explain how you get a urinary tract infection?

Ascending and blood: Borne. Bacteria can reach the bladder by traveling up the urethra, especially in women. Kidney may get infected by seeding from blood borne bacteria. For details see this site. Http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/urinary-tract-infections-in-teens-and-adults-topic-overview.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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How can someone get a urinary tract infection?

Urinary Tract Infect: Easy. Irritation of the urethra or exposure to bacteria. Girls get utis more commonly than boys. It is because the urethra is so short and bacteria can invade very easily. One of the most common ways is if you wipe your bowels toward your vagina rather than away; if you irritate your urethra with tampons or other menstrual products; if you irritate the urethra on a hot and dry day, etc.

Dr. William Singer
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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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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), urinary ...Read more