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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Is there a relationship between sciatica and urinary tract infections?

Is there a relationship between sciatica and urinary tract infections?

No, unrelated: Both are fairly common conditions & thus certainly could coexist. Also both can cause back pain, although kidney/uti pain tends to be located higher up at level of posterior rib cage. Sciatica is a set of symptoms (low back, buttock or leg pain + areas of skin numbness) caused by various conditions: spinal disc herniation (slipped disc), spinal misalignment, spinal stenosis or pyriformis syndrome. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between ic and urinary tract infections (utis)? 

Is there a connection between ic and urinary tract infections (utis)? 

A Leaky Link: Interstitial cystitis (ic) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the lining of the bladder wall. No one knows exactly what causes it but it can certainly be exacerbated by urinary tract infections. Many homeopathic remedies aim toward controlling inflammation and infection risk by making the urine contain certain by-products of natural metabolism. Such phenomenon is seen with cranberry juice. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between bubble baths and urinary tract infections (utis)?

Is there a connection between bubble baths and urinary tract infections (utis)?

Yes: Bubble baths/scented shampoos/ dirty bath water all have been linked to uti's in females from toddlers to adults. These agents can trigger irritation directly or leave a soapy film on female genitals. If not well rinsed, it may remain & trigger itching/redness/drainage. Bacteria may accompany the irritation & make the short trip to the bladder. I rarely see it in males, different parts. ...Read more

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Is there a link between sciatica and urinary tract?

Is there a link between sciatica and urinary tract?

Possible: Some of the nerves exiting the spine will go to the urinary tract and can control some functions of the tract. Sometimes when these nerves are injured you may have trouble urinating or even have accidents because you cannot control the stream. ...Read more

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What is the connection between seizures nd urinary tract infections in toddlers?

What is the connection between seizures nd urinary tract infections in toddlers?

Good questions: Children between 1 and 3 years of age are very prone to seizures. Often this occurs with a febrile illness. Certain viruses and GI infections are famous for provoking seizures. In addition, urinary infections are a common cause, especially in little girls. The body produces high levels of cytokines as a defense against these infections. This is irritative to their brain - but does no harm. ...Read more

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What is the difference between urinary tract condition and lower urinary tract condition?

What is the difference between urinary tract condition and lower urinary tract condition?

Not common terms: You may mean urinary tract INFECTION. At any rate, upper would mean kidneys and the tubes that collect urine from them to deliver urine to the bladder, and lower would mean bladder and the tube that carries urine to the outside. Generally infections in the lower tract are less serious than the upper tract, but one can lead to the other if not treated. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a urinary tract infection & interstitial cys?

What are the differences between a urinary tract infection & interstitial cys?

The infection part: Interstitial cystitis (ic) is by definition a non infectious inflammation of the bladder. Urinary tract infections (utis) are most often caused by bacteria. Ic can be tough to diagnose so make sure you see a urologist before someone throws that diagnosis at you. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Is there a difference between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

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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What are the differences between a urinary tract infection and a kidney infection? What symptoms are different?

What are the differences between a urinary tract infection and a kidney infection? What symptoms are different?

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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Is there a connection between yeast and vulvodynia?

Is there a connection between yeast and vulvodynia?

May be: Vulvodynia, by definition is vaginal pain without a known cause. However, infection may be a trigger for the disorder. Please consult this site for information in this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vulvodynia/ds00159. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between kidney stones and hydronephrosis!?

Is there a connection between kidney stones and hydronephrosis!?

Yes primary & 2ndary: 1) stone blocking kidney pelvis (urinary funnel) or ureter can cause kidney to swell from effects of back pressure. Hydronephrosis thus 2ndary. 2) congenital or primary hydronephrosis causes urinary stasis (like stagnation) giving dissolved calcium & other salts a chance to precipitate and develop into kidney stones. Also is easier for infection stones to develop. Stone formation is secondary. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between iron metabolism and bacterial infections?

Is there a connection between iron metabolism and bacterial infections?

No: Iron metabolism is not related to bacterial infections although people with severe iron deficiency will have less active immune systems. Their bodies will not fight infection as effectively as others. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


Dr. Martin Raff
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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