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What are all symptoms of a urinary tract infections?

What are all symptoms of a urinary tract infections?

Quite a few: Frequency and urgency of urination. Burning or stinging with urination, foul smelling urine, bloody urine. Urge incontinence or leaking. Lower abdominal pain or tenderness, back/flank pain if infection reaches the kidneys. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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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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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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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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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Why do women get urinary tract infections?

Why do women get urinary tract infections?

UTI: Short distance from anus, vagina and feces to uretheral orifice. I would go to wikipedia for more details and discuss with you Dr. As your reasons may be different from most. ...Read more

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How fast do urinary tract infections develop?

How fast do urinary tract infections develop?

Depends: Urinary infection can develop within a day of a precipitating event, like intercourse, or instrumentation. ...Read more

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Will urinary tract infections go away on their own?

Will urinary tract infections go away on their own?

Maybe: A UTI can run its course and resolve or it may ascend the urinary tract, involve the kidney, spread to the blood and result in sepsis and death. In the preantibiotic era, UTIs in women, like now, were common, but all, fortunately, weren't fatal. Happily, we live in an era which has discovered the benefits of antibiotics. Please avail yourself of the fruits of the 21st century! ...Read more

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What can you tell me about urinary tract infections?

What can you tell me about urinary tract infections?

See below: Http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/urinary-tract-infections-in-teens-and-adults-topic-overview

Please visit this web address for information as it is not feasible to answer the question in 400 characters. ...Read more

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What can I do about recurring urinary tract infections?

What can I do about recurring urinary tract infections?

Fluids: Drink enough water and urinate after intercourse. If symptoms continue, see your doctor it may not be a uti. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for someone with urinary tract infections?

What is the best diet for someone with urinary tract infections?

None proven: However, in elderly women cranberry juice showed promise in preventing urinary tract infection but not in treating it. Better think in terms of preventing causes of infection i.e. Personal hygiene with sexual relations of both parterners are the most important prevention measures for active people. Anatomic problems like stones or strictures, immune suppression need explored if repeat utis treated. ...Read more

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Why do urinary tract infections cause delirium?

Why do urinary tract infections cause delirium?

Only if septic: Urinary tract infections may complicate with sepsis or septicemia which may affect the brain function and cause delirium. ...Read more

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Can penicillian help with urinary tract infections?

Usually not: Most organisms causing urinary infections do not respond to penicillin. There are other antibiotics that are effective, depending to the bacteria involved. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infections in the elderly?

What causes urinary tract infections in the elderly?

It depends: In elderly men enlarged prostate, neurogenic bladder, urinary retention, indwelling Foley catheters, diabetes.
In elderly women neurogenic bladder, vaginitis, diabetes. ...Read more

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How can I prevent reccurent urinary tract infections?

How can I prevent reccurent urinary tract infections?

Hydration: One way to help reduce urinary infections, is to keep the bladder 'flushing'. You can do that by DRINKING water or other fluids. The body was designed to 'flush' out bacteria, so good to take advantage of that. Cranberry juice may help, since it contains mannose which is a sugar that binds to E. coli- the commonest cause of UTIs. If your infections are very frequent see a doctor for more help. ...Read more

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Are urinary tract infections in adults very contagious?

Are urinary tract infections in adults very contagious?

No: They are not contagious unless the UTI is tuberculosis or a parasite both of which are extremely rare in the US. ...Read more

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Are urinary tract infections dangerous for the elderly?

Sometimes: There is a potential for a urinary tract infection to lead to sepsis (blood infection), which is much more difficult to control. Therefore, treating a urinary tract infection early and appropriately when symptoms start is much more advantageous. ...Read more

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Why is diahrrhea present with urinary tract infections?

Why is diahrrhea present with urinary tract infections?

It isn't: Diarrhea is not associated with urinary tract infections. Antibiotics used to treat uti's can cause antibiotic associated diarrhea or clostridium difficile toxin induced diarrhea and colitis. ...Read more

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Can urinary tract infections be caused by masturbating?

Can urinary tract infections be caused by masturbating?

Low risk: Some women get urinary infection due to sex, even without any sexually transmitted infections. A male is very unlikely to get urinary infection from masturbation. ...Read more

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How long does confusion last with urinary tract infections?

How long does confusion last with urinary tract infections?

Shouldn't: Urinary tract infections should not cause confusion except in the elderly or if associated with septicemia and severe sepsis. If a patient suffers from confusion they should be immediately evaluated by a physician to evaluate for serious illness. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent urinary tract infections?

Adequate hydration: Simple things are often the best. Push fluids, void after intercourse, avoid overuse of perineal pads, and proper perineal hygiene are all helpful. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infections in pre-teens? What's the usual cause?

Urinary tract infections in pre-teens? What's the usual cause?

Bacteria from stool: Majority of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTI) are bacteria that live in our intestines. Girls without any anatomical problems most often get UTI because they are not wiping in the correct direction (ie. Front to back) after urination. In teenage girls another cause can be sexual activity. ...Read more

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How can you prevent urinary tract infections before they happen?

How can you prevent urinary tract infections before they happen?

Several things: Drink lots of water daily, vitamin c and cranberry juice make the urine more acidic which tends to discourage infection, urinate often-don't hold urine as long as possible, avoid foreign agents like douches, feminine scented products, avoid contamination from rectal secretions/contents. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of urinary tract infections in elderly men?

Enlarged prostate: Prostatic enlargement can lead to progressive urethral + bladder neck obstruction leading to impaired bladder drainage + various degrees of urinary retention. Also can develop bladder diverticula (outpouchings) from increased voiding pressures in bladder, which do not empty with urination. Retained urine "stagnates" and is fertile ground for utis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of urinary tract infections that doctors will help?

All symptoms: Antibiotics should cure the UTI and thus clear the symptoms. Burning sensation, if present & severe can be aleviated with pyridium, (phenazopyridine) which your dr. Can prescribe. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative medicines that may treat urinary tract infections in women?

Not really: Increase fluids and follow symptoms. If not improved in a couple of days, call your doctor as a short course of antibiotics is usually curative very quickly. ...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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more