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Dr. Martin Raff
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My mom told me to drink cranberry juice and it will get rid of my urinary track infection (uti) is this really true?

My mom told me to drink cranberry juice and it will get rid of my urinary track infection (uti) is this really true?

No: Although the theory is accurate, acidifying your urine with cranberry juice sufficiently to do this would require enough juice to almost drown you. Go and get treated by your doctor, unless of course you have nothing else to do but drink cranberry juice all day. Hope your UTI clears up soon. ...Read more

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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. James Krick
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What are the symptoms of uti(urinary track infection)?

What are the symptoms of uti(urinary track 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 more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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What would be the most common causes and symptoms for UTI (urinary track infection) for men?

Frequent urination a: Painful and frequent urination are common symptoms of uti. Fever and blood in the urine can also be a symptoms in severe infection. But UTI is rare in men unless there is an obstruction to urine flow. So this requires careful evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Idan Sharon
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What could cause a UTI (urinary track infection) and headaches?

What could cause a UTI (urinary track infection) and headaches?

Complex: You may have two separate issues going on such as sinusitis and urinary tract infection. Meds up to treat UTI can cause headaches. Need to consider immune system dysfunction. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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What are some at home cheep but affective treatment for a UTI ( urinary track infection )?

Antibiotivs : Antibiotics are cheap, almost always work as anticipated, and the good part is tat they can be taken at home. ...Read more

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Dr. Atul Singh
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Do I have a urinary track infection? My symptoms include light pink blood, burning sensation after urinating, I have read many articles have said uti

Do I have a urinary track infection? My symptoms include light pink blood, burning sensation after urinating, I have read many articles have said uti

Possibly: Pink blood is not usual but other symptoms are. In severe cases of cystitis one can see blood. Would suggest seeing an MD, and getting a UA. Ensure that your are in your menstrual cycle. if so, an MD may treat without a urine test. hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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I get UTI a lot and after this last infection my urinary flow is not the same at all when i pee my flow starts and stops.

I get UTI a lot and after this last infection my urinary flow is not the same at all  when i pee my flow starts and stops.

Recurrent UTIs: Best to see a urologist to determine cause of frequent utis; may be interstitial cystitis or a structural problem such as a cystocele ("dropped bladder") that prevents complete emptying of bladder & residual urine becomes infected. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
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How do I get a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (ca-uti)?

Foreign body: 1) bacteria located at ou just within urinary opening get pushed up into the bladder, and can occur every time catheter is introduced. 2) everyone with an indwelling catheter will eventually get a uti, takes longer if on antibiotics, but no bladder is immune. Bacteria work their way up between catheter and urethral lining. 3) catheter can be seed for stone formation, also damages bladder lining. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Urinary tract infection. Why do girls get UTI after sex if the bladder is not connected to the vagina?

Urinary tract infection.  Why do girls get UTI after sex if the bladder is not connected to the vagina?

Bacteria milked up: Bacteria from outside and around the urethral opening, which is only 1-2 millimeters away fro the vaginal opening, get pushed up the urethra by the pumping action of penis in the vagina, which lies directly under the urethra. Thus bacteria are "massaged", pushed or milked up into the bladder where they multiply and cause a uti. Hence advice to empty bladder after sex. ...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), ...Read more


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