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Could bladder prolapse cause recurrent urinary tract infection?

Could bladder prolapse cause recurrent urinary tract infection?

Sometimes: If the bladder prolapse is making it difficult to empty your bladder then that can lead to urinary tract infections. A visit to your doctor to check how much urine is in your bladder after you void is a quick test to see if that is the cause of your infections. ...Read more

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Can recurrent yeast infections cause vaginal cysts?

Can recurrent yeast infections cause vaginal cysts?

No: Recurrent vaginal yeast infections do not cause vaginal cysts. ...Read more

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Reasons for recurrent urine infection?

Reasons for recurrent urine infection?

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

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What causes frequent urinary tract infections?

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What causes frequent urinary tract infections?

Two common causes: Frequent utis in adults especially in women are often related to sexual activities and personal susceptibility. ...Read more

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Will bacteum treat a MRSA urinary tract infection?

Will bacteum treat a MRSA urinary tract infection?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Is a antibiotic commonly used to treat MRSA infections. Need to check the sensitivities though to be sure. ...Read more

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Can a recurring urinary tract infection cause infertility?

Can a recurring urinary tract infection cause infertility?

Should not.: Recurrent epididymitis in males can cause infertility. Womans urinary tract and genital tracts are separate and thus rec urring utis should not cause infertility. ...Read more

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How are urinary tract infections diagnosed?

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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Causes of chronic UTIs and yeast infections ?

Causes of chronic UTIs and yeast infections ?

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

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Can staphylococcus epidermidis cause urinary infection?

Can staphylococcus epidermidis cause urinary infection?

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

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Can interstitial cystitis cause bladder infections?

Can interstitial cystitis cause bladder infections?

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 more

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Does nitrofurantoin mono treat any infection besides urinary infections?

Nitrofurantoin: Nitrofurantoin should not generally be used to treat infections outside of the urinary tract. ...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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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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How to cure recurrent urinary track infection?

How to cure recurrent urinary track infection?

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

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Could chronic utis cause bladder cancer?

Could chronic utis cause bladder cancer?

Possible but rare: Rarely, chronic inflammatory conditions of the bladder including chronic infections or chronic catheterization can lead to bladder cancer. ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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What could be the cause of recurrent u.T.I. Infections?

What could be the cause of recurrent u.T.I. Infections?

Possibly: A short urethra, or abnormalities of the urethra or bladder, you need to see a urologist for evaluation and treatment, cranberry pills in some people can help prevent utis if there a is nothing serious going on. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Incomplete emptying: The most common reason is incomplete bladder emptying followed closely by urinary tract obstruction. You need to see a Urogynecologist or Urologist to do urodynamic testing and possible cystoscopy to find out why post cystocele repair. ...Read more

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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

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Will low calorie cranberry juice work as well as regular cranberry juice to help prevent/treat recurrent urinary tract infections?

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 more

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I suffer from recurrent uti. I have fibroids in my uterus that cause pressure.can this be a reason for continuous bladder infections?

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 more

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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 more

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Can a UTI and yesst infection happen at the same time?

Can a UTI and yesst infection happen at the same time?

YEAST: Yes, especially if there have been several different rounds and types of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I get UTI infections all the time, what do you suggest?

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

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Which other diseases or infections have the same symptoms as a uti?

Interstitial cystits: A lot of conditions can resemble a UTI including interstitial cystitis (i.E inflammation of the bladder), urologic stones, urethritis/urethral syndrome (inflammation of the urehtra). ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat and cure existing UTI infections naturally?

You can try: Harder, not as effective as antibiotics, but you can try: uva ursi with 250mg of arbutin 4x/day; or try d-mannose 500mg 4x/day. Cranberry extract 400-500mg twice a day. Other homeopathic treatments: horsetail 500mg capsules 4x/day. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

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


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