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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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I have a super pubic catheter and get frequest uti's and infections. I've heard a silver impregnated catheter would be better for me, is that true?

Here are some...: Have you had spinal cord injury leading to bladder dysfunction requesting S/P tube to drain your urine after failed to other options of care, or just having it for temporary urine drainage? Bacteria in urine would be 100% expected after S/P tube and requires no need for treatment (antibiotics) but good care to avoid unwanted tension and kinking in catheter and tube. There is no definite advantage. ...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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For how long can a stroke patient have a catheter? His bladder is being washed out because of blood clots and he has a UTI. Can this reoccur again?

For how long can a stroke patient have a catheter? His bladder is being washed out because of blood clots and he has a UTI. Can this reoccur again?

Here are...: Sorry to see.... It can recur if the inciting factors are not removed. Indwelling catheter will surely induce bacteria to the urine in time (100 % in 2 weeks, no matter what we do.) How long does she need a catheter? That depends on how soon her bladder function may recover; but often, some patient might already have silent bladder dysfunction before CVA. So, ask Doc for detail timely due to.... ...Read more

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Which drug is preferable in treating a catheter-related UTI?

Here are some ...: Do you mean the catheter is still in or after its removal? If after its removal, is it removed after short- or long-term catheter ( ...Read more

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I did a urethroplasty and a catheter was placed for 20 days on day 16 i developed UTI What should i expect after removing the catheter? Thanks

I did a urethroplasty and a catheter was placed for 20 days on day 16 i developed UTI What should i expect after removing the catheter? Thanks

Is needed: That catheter acts as a stent allows to heal , prevent stricture ( narrowing ) formation Once removed you may have small amount of microscopic bleeding , burning and will disappear in few days, Drink plenty of fluids , and urinary infection will clears , speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Does catheter have to be used in baby w/ third UTI for culture if was used 4 1st uti. 1 bag contaminindicated showed white cells? 2nd bag culture -

Does catheter have to be used in baby w/ third UTI for culture if was used 4 1st uti. 1 bag contaminindicated showed  white cells?  2nd bag culture -

No, if baby's fine: If a baby is all fine, parents can find a private doctor who can carefully clean the genital area, stick on a urine bag, wait to collect the fresh pee, separate it into the proper containers, and send it to the lab. If negative, the result is valid. If positive with a single bacteria, the result may still be valid. If the result is uncertain, a catheter can be used to repeat the urine culture. ...Read more

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I had surgery and in the or they put a Foley catheter in me without consent . Surgery was 2hrs. Uti are rampant. There should be consent. Its my bod?

I had surgery and in the or they put a Foley catheter in me without consent . Surgery was  2hrs.  Uti are rampant. There should be consent. Its my bod?

It is implied: You should be told or prepared. If surgery takes excessive time than you need foley. I generally prepare my patients to know what to expect. No seperate consent needed for foley. ...Read more

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Can flu like symptoms be caused by a uti? I have a super public catheter and feel so ill. I do have a UTI hot n cold flushes?

Here are some ...: For one with permanent suprapubic catheter, constant bacteria in the urine is 100% expected, but rarely cause symptomatic UTI as long as the catheter is open and draining. For your condition, you may need empirical antibiotic Rx after obtaining urine & blood culture & ruling out the other sources for flu-like symptoms such as URI or viral showering syndrome. So, see Doc timely for proper Dx & Rx. ...Read more

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Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more