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How Do You Get Bladder Infections
Several factors-: Keeping infections out, our urinary system is designed to push urine completely out. Infections occur when microbes aren't flushed out, allowing it to travel upstream and grow in unvoided urine that remains.This may occur if there is an anatomical problem like an enlarged prostate that weakens urine flow and causes urinary retention, or physiologic issues that causes urine backflow (aka.Reflux). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Many: Bacteria reach bladder via urethra during & not urimating after sex, bacteria can then multiply in bladder. Toilet hygiene: by not wiping front to back or keeping thighs clamped toether whilst urinating rather then spreading apart to avoid urine trapping behind labia, bubble-bath or tub baths rather than showers, thong +/or non-cotton underwear, constipation, cathetrization, bladder stones. ...Read more
UTI: Unusual, but could potentially occur under unique circumstances. Would need more info to respond accurately. Usually utis in women are from bacteria present in the vaginal barrel and perineum (labia, etc.). They get there from the stool, and because women have a short urethra (tube from bladder out) infection is much easier than in men. ...Read more
Frequent UTI's: People with recurrent uti's need to be evaluated by a urologist (U) to see if they have an obstruction of their urinary outflow tract. A renal ultrasound will be done first. If that does not give the answer of why you have these frequent uti's, other tests will be ordered. Your U can give you the a diagnosis and a treatment plan to resolve your problem. Good luck. ...Read more
UTI's nth time...: Frequent Intercourse in the past month is the most common risk factor. Factors affecting bladder emptying like increase in residual urine in bladder after emptying (post void residual), incontinence, and cystocele, are strongly associated with recurrent UTIs. Make sure the antibiotic is right for the bug. Better yet see your urologist or urogynecologist. ...Read more
Yes: Recuurent bladder infections is not an uncommon problem. Patients can get a presistent bladder infection inadequately treated due to resistance to a certain antibiotic or a new bladder infection can also occur after the first infection has be totally cured. If you still have persistant symtoms despite antibiotics see your provider you may benefit from a urine culture to check for resistance. ...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
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