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Recurrent Uti Infections
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
Many possible: Empty bladder after intercourse if utis related to going to sleep with urine in your bladder after sex. Do u spread thighs with urination? Wear cotton underwaer ; avoid thongs. Take showers rather than baths. Ru constipated, if so take laxatives. Otherwise worth seeing a urologist in case you have chronic cystitis or bladder stone and might be worth cystoscopy (telescopic inspection of bladder). ...Read more
Bacteria : Cause uti's. In women much more common. Drink plenty if water. And don't hold your urine. Unfortunately treatment is antibiotics. Which in turn can cause yeast infections. So tough cycle. I would see your doctor if having recurrent problems. May be some other issue. Also can be put on certain agents to help prevent ...Read more
Some labs do not : Identify coagulase negative staph as a specific species and call them all 'epidermidis'. Staph saprophyticus does cause utis in young women. ...Read more
Indirectly: An important aspect of ic is that inner lining of bladder may be damaged, thus bacteria gaining access to bladder can more easily attach or penetrate bladder lining.These bacteria can only be eliminated by antibiotics.Normal bladders have an intrinsic defense mechanism consisting of a protective coating to bladder lining which makes it more difficult for bacteria to attach or penetrate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: Cure depends on cause- find this out, you'll then be able to cure it: 1.Diabetes (control blood sugars) 2.Irritant (e.G soap too alkali) 3. Anatomical issues (urologic intervention) or 4. Physiologic problem (pharmacotherapy). Regardless, some situations demand a doctor's expertise (serious infection) others require prevention on your part (complete voiding, reduce risk of an std). ...Read more
Since past 10 yrs ,every year i get this recurrent UTI infection, and always receive amikacin IV(5 days). will amikacin have long term side effcts?
YES: This is NOT a drug of choice for routine UTI or uncomplicated infections, Can have severe fidney siude effects. ...Read more
I have recurrent UTI and urinary infections every time I use a public toilet. I don't sit on them and I cannot avoid them and starting the pill soon. ?
Not from toilets: Recurrent UTI is a common problem in some women, but has nothing to do with using public toilets. Recurrent UTI comes from within: affected women carry the causative bacteria, often inthe vagina. Sometimes sex is responsible for triggering recurrences, by massaging vaginal bacteria into the urethra. Treatment often can prevent repeat it. Discuss with doctor. But don't worry about public toilets! ...Read more
Recurrent sinus, respiratory, UTI infections.Igm high at 392 mg/dl & IgE high at 222 ku/l. No pneumococcal titers without vaccine. Any idea of cause?
Father has recurrent infections of UTI as he does self cath for a neurogenic bladder. Are his kidneys getting damaged?
Recurrent symptoms of uti/kidney infection. Pain, nausea, headache, urine retention, abdominal swelling, leukocytes +++, trace protein, blood (use dipsticks), rarely nitrates, often no growth. GP won't prescribe antibiotics unless growth. Feel awful?
See a urologist:
or at least get a second opinion
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I've been having recurrent UTIs for 18 months. I find that taking one nitrofurentoin once a WEEK not each night stops infection. Is this safe?
Sounds good: Intermittent antibiotic treatment is often effective in preventing recurrent UTI in women. The usual approach is 2-3 doses a week, not daily. Once a week should be fine, certainly is safe, and it seems to be working. But still best to inform the doc who prescribed it and make sure s/he agrees. ...Read more
Why do i get constant/chronic/recurrent UTI's now since having my cystocele "repair" in nov 2015. i have had over30 uti/kidney infections since then.
I went to the doctor and apparently I have another UTI which is recurrent and a vaginal yeast infection. Why do I keep getting uti?
Sex difference.: Women have shorter urethra and less antibodies encountered by the bacteria as they enter so women have more recurrent infections. If it is too often, still your doctor has to find out why. Voice your concern. Yeast infection can occur after antibiotics as we also kill all the good bacteria and allow the yeast to overgrow there. ...Read more
Will low calorie cranberry juice work as well as regular cranberry juice to help prevent/treat recurrent urinary tract infections?
About cranberry: Cranberry juice and extract is able to decrease urine infections with e.Coli bacteria b/c it interferes with the bacteria's mechanism for sticking to the bladder wall and 'climbing' up into the urinary tract. There are many other bacteria that cause urine infection, however, and cranberry has no effect on them. Without a urine culture, you will not know which type of bacteria are causing uti. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I suffer from recurrent uti. I have fibroids in my uterus that cause pressure.can this be a reason for continuous bladder infections?
Not usually: Uterine fibroids are not usually associated with recurrent uti's unless they interfere with urination and contribute to incomplete emptying of your bladder, urinary retention; identification of the bacteria that cause each episode of UTI , the selection of the appropriate antibiotics the bacterias are sensitive to and perhaps the advice of a urologist on "long term suppression" may be of value . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Experiencing recurrent utis following intercourse requiring antibiotic therapy, then developing vaginosis and yeast infections. How can I stop cycle?
Frequent UTI's: To prevent a UTI after intercourse, try to go to the bathroom and urinate as soon as possible after having sex. Woman get more uti's than men due to their having a shorter urethra make a UTI easier to acquire. Urinating after sex has the urine flush away any bacteria and will prevent them from getting to your bladder, avoiding a uti. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible causes of recurrent UTI (white bc in urine) with no symptoms but flank pain? Sched for CT scan, could that detect a source of infections?
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I have an on and off ear infections in one ear, it releases a white cottage cheese substance. Ongoing headache and a UTI. I'm on meds now but why do I have an ear infection every time I get sick? Also recurrent pleural effusion.
YEAST: Yes, especially if there have been several different rounds and types of antibiotics. ...Read more
See a urologist: If you have more than 3 uti's in a 12 month period, you should see a specialist in urinary tract disorders known as a urologist. He/she may wish to look into your bladder with a special scope called a cystoscope to see if there is a problem. You may need to be on prophylactic antibiotics (preventive), especially if you are sexually active. Don't ever delay treating a UTI ! ...Read more
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
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
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