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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cysts And Urinary Tract Infections

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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

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can an ovarian cyst cause urinary tract infections? Have gotten a UTI two months in a row following growth and pain in ovarian cyst.

Can an ovarian cyst cause urinary tract infections? Have gotten a UTI two months in a row following growth and pain in ovarian cyst.

It is unlikely: That an ovarian cyst will cause a UTI. However, some women may experience similar symptoms which may be mistaken for a UTI. Careful testing of the urine is required to rule out UTI. It is easy to overdiagnose UTI.

I hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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Could guys get urinary tract infections?

Could guys get urinary tract infections?

UTI in men: Men can get urinary tract infections if bacteria gets into the urethra from trauma, masturbation, sexual intercourse, etc. Rarely, men who have undiagnosed problems with their urinary tract system may develop an infection without the events listed above. ...Read more

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How common are urinary tract infections?

How common are urinary tract infections?

Very common: Second mos common infection in children. Very common in adults, more frequent in women rather than men. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting urinary tract infections?

Why do I keep getting urinary tract infections?

Many causes: Tjere can be many factors. It would be best to see a physician to determine why you have infections. ...Read more

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How come I get so many urinary tract infections?

How come I get so many urinary tract infections?

UTI risks: The most common reasons center around issues of hygiene and hydration status. Make sure these things are optimized, and then review with your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What causes most women's urinary tract infections?

What causes most women's urinary tract infections?

Intercourse: Many urinary tract infections in women occur after sex because the vaginal and rectal areas are so close to the urethra where women urinate from. Sex allows bacteria from these close areas to be spread toward the urethra. Urinating immediately after sex can decrease the number of infections. If they are still frequent, sometimes doctors will prescribe a medicine to take each time after sex. ...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?

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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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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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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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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What organism typically causes urinary tract infections?

What organism typically causes urinary tract infections?

E. Coli: E. Coli is present in vaginal secretions which is the most common bacteria to cause bladder infections (uti). ...Read more

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Why are urinary tract infections more common in diabetics?

Why are urinary tract infections more common in diabetics?

Sugar in urine: Diabetes, if uncontrolled, can lead to higher amount of "sugar" spilling into the urine. Bacteria like sugar, thus they proliferate better when there is more sugar around. Diabetes also decrease the effectiveness of your immune system, leading to higher infection rate. ...Read more

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At nursing homes which are predisposing factors for urinary tract infections?

Post menopause/cathe: These are the predisposing factors for fecurrent UTI in nursing home
1 post menopausal women, as most in nursing home are postmenopausal
2 urinary incontinance is another factor and common in nursing homes
3 antibiotic use which kills the good bacteria which is protective
4 allergy to soaps, vaginal creams or other chemicals used in the genital area can predispose to utis
5 catheters use in men bph. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infections cause a late period?

Can a urinary tract infections cause a late period?

Unlikely: Antibiotics should not affect your menstrual cycle, but stress can certainly delay menses. But some antibiotics can couneract efficacy of birth control pill, thus unprotected sex whilst on bcp can result in an unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the reason of rigors, chills in urinary tract infections?

Endotoxin: Bacteria release a lipid mediator, endotoxin, that, among other things, resets the thermostat to a higher level. In order to raise the body temperature, the thermostat in the brain sends signals to muscles to generate heat resulting in shivering. ...Read more

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Why would I get urinary tract infections a couple days to a week leading up to my period?

Why would I get urinary tract infections a couple days to a week leading up to my period?

Bacteria in the uret: Bact is getting into the urethra, you need a culture and urinalysis to see if it is really an infection or another type of irritation, so you should see your gyn and you may need to see a urologist. Once you are properly diagnosed things can be done to try to prevent infection in the future if it is truly an infection. ...Read more

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My boyfriend took accutane and we are sexually active together. Could he be causing my constant urinary tract infections?

My boyfriend took accutane and we are sexually active together. Could he be causing my constant urinary tract infections?

Yes he could: Accutane has nothing to do with it however. The physical act of having intercourse is a common cause of UTI's in women. This is because of the anatomy of women. Bacteria can get in the opening to the bladder easily. It is important to practice good sexual hygiene, namely emptying the bladder soon after intercourse, wiping always front to back, no douching. If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having urinary tract infections almost every day for two months now. I don't drink caffeine and I stay away from breads. Wat do I do?

I have been having urinary tract infections almost every day for two months now. I don't drink caffeine and I stay away from breads. Wat do I do?

Need a doctor: Persistent UTI requires special attention and evaluation by a doctor, preferably a urologist. An ultrasound is needed to rule out stone disease and obstruction. This will diagnose and treat the problem and prevent complications like kidney disease or infection. ...Read more

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What cause urinary tract infections?

Causes of UTI: Most common is bacteria entering the urinary tract through the urethra. ...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 are urinary tract infections diagnosed?

Urine analysis: Most urinary tract infections can be diagnosed through dipstick analysis. More complicated infections may require examination of the urine under the microscope and urine culture to identify the type of bacteria that is present in the urine. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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. 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