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I keep having a reoccurring urinary track infection and now the pain accompanied with it is severe. What do I do to get rid of it completely. Thank you?

I keep having a reoccurring urinary track infection and now the pain accompanied with it is severe. What do I do to get rid of it completely. Thank you?

Find exact reason: There are many. If they are recurrent and frequent, you may have stones or anomaly along the urethra, bladder, utters or kidneys that predisposes to infection. Also venereal cause cannot be completely excluded. Sometimes after vaginal delivery floor of the pelvis weakens. To name a few more: Vesicoureteral reflux, mobile kidney, hygiene habits related to toilet use, pH of the urine. consult URO ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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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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Symptoms of urinary track infection?

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Burning: Typically pain/burning with urination, sometimes increased frequency or incontinence, and can get so severe as to cause fever or confusion. ...Read more

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What are causes of a urinary track infection?

What are causes of a urinary track infection?

Microscopic organism: Urinary tract infections (uti's) are caused by micro-organisms. These include bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microbial life forms. By far, the most common cause of bacterial urinary tract infection is e. Coli. Structural and functional abnormalities of the genitourinary system predispose people to developing an infection in the urinary tract. ...Read more

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How to cure recurrent urinary track infection?

How to cure recurrent urinary track infection?

Depends on cause: Cure depends on cause- find this out, you'll then be able to cure it: 1.Diabetes (control blood sugars) 2.Irritant (e.G soap too alkali) 3. Anatomical issues (urologic intervention) or 4. Physiologic problem (pharmacotherapy). Regardless, some situations demand a doctor's expertise (serious infection) others require prevention on your part (complete voiding, reduce risk of an std). ...Read more

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Symptoms of a urinary track infection in a boy?

UTI: Urinary tract infections are rare in uncircumcised boys, and very rare in circumcised boys. When they do occur, the boy is usually very young (days to weeks) and has something underlying in the urinary tract that predisposes to infection. The vast majority of boys I've seen complaining of pain with urination did not have a urinary tract infection, they had manual irritation. ...Read more

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Can sex be the cause of urinary track infection?

Can sex be the cause of urinary track infection?

Yes: The vaginal barrel sits just below and parallels the urethra. If sex is prolonged or overly aggressive or the position is right this can cause trauma and mild swelling of the urethra. This is a form of physiologic urinary obstruction and may lead to infection. Same is true if there is swelling of the external genetalia due to sex, with partial occlusion of the urethral orifice. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a urinary track infection?

Variable...: Urinary tract infections don't always cause symptoms, but when they do they may include: a strong / persistent urge to urinate, a burning sensation when urinating, passing frequent small amounts of urine, urine that appears cloudy, urine that appears red / pin / brown - a possible sign of blood in the urine, strong-smelling urine, pelvic pain in women, and sometimes rectal pain in men. ...Read more

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How can you treat my urinary track infection at home?

See your doctor: You will need an antibiotic to clear the infection so you need to see a doctor. You cannot treat it yourself at home. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have a urinary track infection, help?

UTI: If you think you may have a UTI you should see a doctor asap and get it treated before it becomes more serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a urinary track infection to go away?

How long does it take for a urinary track infection to go away?

2-3 days: With appropriate treatment (correct antibiotic), symptoms of urinary tract infection should improve in 2-3 days. If your symptoms are not improving or getting worse, you may need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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How can you contract an ecolie infection through a urinary track infection?

How can you contract an ecolie infection through a urinary track infection?

E coli is bacteria: E coli is the name of a type of bacteria which typically lives in the gut, but can travel anywhere and cause an infection. "regular" e coli from a woman's colon often finds its way forward to the urethra (passage from bladder to outside) and is a common cause of utis in women. Other dangerous strains of e coli (o157-h7) are more commonly found in food sources from contaminated livestock or crops. ...Read more

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What will happen if you have a urinary track infection that's not treated for over 5 months?

What will happen if you have a urinary track infection that's not treated for over 5 months?

Many problems: Severe destructive problems along the entire urinary tract. You must get in to be seen ASAP. Typically you would have excruciating pain and fever. Perhaps it is something else altogether. All the more reason for an examination and appropriate treatment. Get scheduled for your own health. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes Urinary track infection and how to avoid?

What causes Urinary track infection and how to avoid?

See Below: The 3 main risk factors for recurrent UTI in women are an increased frequency of sexual intercourse, the use of a spermicide and diaphragm, and the loss of estrogen’s effect in the vagina. Patients may benefit from attempting to void immediately after intercourse to lessen the risk of coitus-related introduction of bacteria into bladder, and drinking cranberry juice (10 oz/days) ...Read more

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What causes a urinary track infection to come back?

What causes a urinary track infection to come back?

Prone to UTIs or: Original UTI not treated with correct antibiotic. Urine culture is necessary if UTI appears to recur immediately in case of wrong antibiotic. If prone: can be related by not emptying bladder after sex, constipation, synthetic or thong underwear, infrequent urination, bubble bath or bathing not showering, keepin thighs together when urinating & thus trapping urine behind labia. Germs love urine. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat pizza with a urinary track infection?

Yes you can: There is no association between the two actions. ...Read more

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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