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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. ...Read more
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
UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more
What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms? Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?
Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. Uti encompasses both bladder and kidney infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between a bladder infection and uti? Is a bladder infection the same as a urinary tract infection?
UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more
Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?
I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?
Are you taking: Antibiotics? I trust that you saw your doctor and have been prescribed proper antibiotics that you are taking. After that you need to drink plenty of water and you can take over the counter pain medication for pain relief. If the pain persists for more than a day or so, please contact your doctor. ...Read more
I have a bladder infection / urinary tract infection and it's not that bad yet. I took pyridium (phenazopyridine) and ciprofloxacn, can I have sex?
It is OK to have sex: But it may be uncomfortable for you due to the recent uti. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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... ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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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