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How can someone get a urinary tract infection?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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How does someone develop a urinary tract infection?

How does someone develop a urinary tract infection?

More than one way: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are more common in women and infection often travels up the urethra into the bladder. Infection of the kidney usually occurs from bacteria in blood stream settling in the kidney. You may consult this site for more info. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Urinary-tract-infection-adults/Pages/Introduction.aspx ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How do you get a urinary tract infection?

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... ...Read more

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How does a person get a bladder infection?

How does a person get a bladder infection?

Bacteria: Bacteria crawl up through the urethra into the bladder where they set up shop. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a bladder or urinary tract infection?

How to tell if I have a bladder or urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis, also C&S: Symptoms of burning pain with and frequency of urination common with uti. Also foul smelling urine &/or pelvic or flank pain. Dipstick urine test containing nitrite reagent is quite reliable in demonstrating presence of uti, bacteria can actually be seen in urine by microscopy. Urine can and should be cultured to identify bacterial species and antibiotics to which the bacteria are sensitive. ...Read more

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How does a UTI (urinary tract infection) feel?

How does a UTI (urinary tract infection) feel?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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Tell me how do you catch a urinary tract infection?

Tell me how do you catch a urinary tract infection?

More than one way: Bacteria may reach urinary bladder by traveling up the urethra, especially in women. Wipe front to back to reduce risk. Damage to urethra, e.G with sex may predispose; empty your bladder after sex; drink plenty of water to flush the system. Bacterial may seed the kidney from blood in both men and women. Presence of stones and obstruction to flow of urine also predispose to infection. ...Read more

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How to tell if I've got a urinary tract infection?

How to tell if I've got a urinary tract infection?

UTI: The surest way to know if you have a urinary tract infection is to have your urine checked. There are urine dipsticks that can detect infection. The symptoms of a UTI can include painful urination, feeling like you have to urinate often, but only passing a very small amount of urine, and urgently feeling like you have to urinate. It can get worse from there. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

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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How can I get rid of a urinary tract infection?

How can I get rid of a urinary tract infection?

Needs to be treated: If you have a urinary tract infection, it needs to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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

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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How to know if I have a urinary tract infection?

UTI: The surest way to know if you have a urinary tract infection is to have your urine checked. There are urine dipsticks that can detect infection. The symptoms of a UTI can include painful urination, feeling like you have to urinate often, but only passing a very small amount of urine, and urgently feeling like you have to urinate. It can get worse from there. ...Read more

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What can happen if a person left a urinary tract infection untreated?

Infection can spread: If a documented UTI with a positive culture is left untreated than following complication can occur 1 the infection can travel upwards to ureter and kidneys to cause pyelonephritis 2 the infection can spread in the blood stream and cause urosepsis which may require hospitalisation 3 pregnant women with UTI if not treated can risk early labour and premature birth. ...Read more

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What makes a woman get a urinary tract infection?

What makes a woman get a urinary tract infection?

Anatomy: In general, the proximity of the urethra to the perineum where bacteria flourish is the main reason. Sexual activity can often push bacteria from this region into the urethra. Since the urethra is quite short in females, the trip into the bladder is easily made especially with mechanical assistance with intercourse. ...Read more

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How long does it take a UTI to become a kidney infection pyelo?

How long does it take a UTI to become a kidney infection pyelo?

Varies: This will depend on the organism involved, the underlying problems experienced by the patient, whether there are anatomical issues, and other factors. The patient should be seen by a doctor for fever, chills, back pain, persistent pain on urination, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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), ...Read more