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Ovarian Cysts And Urinary Tract Infections
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
Can an ovarian cyst cause urinary tract infections? Have gotten a UTI two months in a row following growth and pain in ovarian cyst.
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
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
No: They are not contagious unless the UTI is tuberculosis or a parasite both of which are extremely rare in the US. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
I'm a 69-year-old woman with recurring urinary tract infections. The latest shows ecoli in my urine. Why do I get these? How can I prevent them?
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
My 5 yr old girl has a history of urinary tract infections and recently over the last yr has accidents daily and says she can't tell what could this be?
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
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