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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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How long can you hold your urine in for before you start getting a risk for bladder infection?

How long can you hold your urine in for before you start getting a risk for bladder infection?

As long as you can: In a normal person hold urine will not cause infection, as normal urine is sterile free from infection. Urinary tract infections (UTI) will occur due to underlying pathology. ( disease ). ...Read more

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How long should you avoid alcohol for after getting the gonorrhea injection?

How long should you avoid alcohol for after getting the gonorrhea injection?

No need to delay: Drinking alcohol in moderation won't hurt anything, even immediately after treatment. Major alcohol intoxication, like a major binge, could interfere with treatment, but otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more

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How long are you numb for after having a discectomy?

How long are you numb for after having a discectomy?

Long: Numbness may take a long time to resolve, if ever. Some people continue to have some residual numbness that never completely goes away. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after getting surgery for a hernia for flying on a 3 hour plane?

How long do you have to wait after getting surgery for a hernia for flying on a 3 hour plane?

No rule for flight: although there is no specific rule for when you can fly after most hernia surgeries, It makes sense to wait 1-2 weeks if having substantial pain after surgery or you are high risk for complications. If you had laparoscopic surgery it is often recommended you wait about 24 hours to let the Air introduced in to your abdomen completely otherwise it could cause increased pain due to pressure changes ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting a kidney transplant? How many months/years would you normally have to wait for one?

What are the chances of getting a kidney transplant? How many months/years would you normally have to wait for one?

Depends: This depends on your blood type, option for living donation, the region of the country you live in and other medical factors. Your transplant center should be able to tell you the average wait time for organs. Also ask about extended criteria donors. ...Read more

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How long after surgery is someone at risk for having a pulmonary embolism?

How long after surgery is someone at risk for having a pulmonary embolism?

Varies by surgery: All major surgeries have risk of blood clots called DVTs of the pelvis or legs.DVTs can then have a risk of dislodging & traveling to the lungs (i.e. PE). The more major the surgery, the longer the surgery, & the longer the period of immobility after surgery, the higher the chances. Major orthopedic surgery / general surgery / OB-GYN surgery are highest risk. Can happen w/i hours, days, or weeks. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia from having a UTI to long without getting medication?

Can chlamydia from having a UTI to long without getting medication?

No , but...: You could have burning with urination due to a chlamydia infedtion. If you had a UTI but were never exposed to chlamydia - then you would not get a chlamydia infection. ...Read more

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Is 4 months considered a long time to have clhamydia? Am I at risk for PID?

Is 4 months considered a long time to have clhamydia? Am I at risk for PID?

Hard to say: Chlamydia is quite variable in the pattern of symptoms & damage it may inflict on a woman.Some have it for months with few if any symptoms, get treated and go on with a normal life.Some will have damage to their Fallopian tubes from any infection & increased risk of infertility or tubal pregnancy, some may get PID. ...Read more

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I suffered from UTI relapse 3x after sex despite ALL precautions pee b4/after etc. How long to wait to have sex after taking antibiotics no symptoms?

I suffered from UTI relapse 3x after sex despite ALL precautions pee b4/after etc. How long to wait to have sex after taking antibiotics no symptoms?

Don't wait: No real reason to wait be cautious and practice good hygiene, if these continue sometimes we prescribe antibiotics for use after intercross to prevent this problem ...Read more

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I will be having a 360 fusion at L5 s1 how long will the procedure take and what can I expect for a hospital stay?

I will be having a 360 fusion at L5 s1 how long will the procedure take and what can I expect for a hospital stay?

Depends: If this involves an incision that opens the abdomen, a few days on the hospital is topical, but you would need to check with your surgeon to be sure. Give them a call, and they will get back to you with the info. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you live a long life after getting cured of cancer or are there still risks?

Can you live a long life after getting cured of cancer or are there still risks?

Of course...: That's a yes to both questions. Of course, one can live a full and healthy life after a cancer has been cured (defined as 5 year cancer free survival.) did you know that over 90% of women who have breast cancer survive to die of another cause, usually pulmonary, cardiac, or old age? You may develop another cancer altogether. So, eat right, follow your doctor, make healthy choices. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if you are admitted to a psychiatric hospital but after staying for a long period of time you are still suicidal?

What happens if you are admitted to a psychiatric hospital but after staying for a long period of time you are still suicidal?

Suicidal: If still suicidal after a long hospital stay, there's still work to do in terms of finding healthier ways than suicide to deal with the problems of living. Hoping the hospital has dialectic behavioral therapy amongst its offered treatments, along with a step-down or intensive outpatient program for continuity. Your doctors should be optimizing your medications and focusing on talk therapy too. ...Read more

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For how long are you contagious after having a stomach bug?

For how long are you contagious after having a stomach bug?

Oral secretions : Most enteroviruses are detected in your oral secretions at least as long as you have fever or up to a week. Many strains are detectable in the stool for up to 6 wks. Droplet precautions;masks & good hand washing, can prevent spread during the febrile phase while normal hygienic practices deal with the rest. ...Read more

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How likely are you to die after getting pneumonia after while having the flu?

How likely are you to die after getting pneumonia after while having the flu?

Extremely rare: Death due to pneumonia, with or without influenza, is extremely rare at your age, assuming proper diagnosis, medical care, and antibiotic treatment if recommended by your doctor. Pneumonia deaths are pretty much limited to frail elderly persons and others with severe health problems like bad malnutrition, cancer, AIDS, etc. Follow your doctor's advice and all will be well. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long of a wait do I have to Experience until I can be Sexually active again. After Donating 825ml of plasma.

How long of a wait do I have to Experience until I can be Sexually active again. After Donating 825ml of plasma.

As little as you can: No time like the present as long as you have a willing partner whose willing and able. As they say, go for it! ...Read more

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After being on birth control a total of maybe 6 years. How long after quitting will you be able to have kids?

After being on birth control a total of maybe 6 years. How long after quitting will you be able to have kids?

Birth control: Some obstetricians advise no conception in the first 3 months post stopping the birth control pills. As for the conception, many women would get pregnant without any problems others will take longer time. ...Read more

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Kidney stent procedure - how long is the average hospital stay for a kidney stent implant?How long do you need to stay out of work?

Kidney stent procedure   - how long is the average hospital stay for a kidney stent implant?How long do you need to stay out of work?

Varies: If you have not had a lot of complications and the stent procedure is elective, you may not even need to stay in the hospital. It is not uncommon to stay a day though. You can usually work right away, but it depends on whether you develop any pain, which will vary person to person. ...Read more

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How do you prevent yourself from getting utis (usually after sex).?

How do you prevent yourself from getting utis (usually after sex).?

Cranberry: Studies suggest that taking cranberry tablets or juice can reduce the risk of utis. Drinking lots of fluid and emptying your bladder before and after intercourse may help, too. If you have 3 utis within a year, your doctor may recommend using a very low dose of an antibiotic when you have sex. ...Read more

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


Dr. James Lin
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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