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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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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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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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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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What usually causes chronic/ recurring vaginal yeast infections?

What usually causes chronic/ recurring vaginal yeast infections?

Multiple: Chronic, recurrent vaginal yeast infections may indicate overuse of antibiotics, perhaps an immune deficiency or can be seen in persons with an HIV infection; may indicate a pre-diabetic or presence of active diabetes, can occur in dark, moist areas or can indicate inadequate treatment of a previous/current infection. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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 causes urinary tract infections ?

Enteric organisms: Enteric bacteria, usually e coli, cause urinary infections. Prediposing factors may be improper hygiene, urinary tract abnormalities and trauma, even due to sex. Kidney infections are usually blood borne, though urinary reflux is a predisposing factor. ...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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How would you distinguish bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infection, and yeast infections?

Family practice : By having a pelvic exam by your family doctor. He would diagnose it. Sometimes it is hard to tell by symptoms. ...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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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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Are all vaginal infections ""yeast infections""?

ABSOLUTELY NOT: Yeast is only one cause of vaginal infections, but it is common. Others are caused by bacteria, like gonorrhea and chlamydia, and bacterial vaginosis. Some viruses also bother the vagina, like herpes and hpv. ...Read more

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What might cause recurring infections?

What might cause recurring infections?

Low immunity: It is important to bring this to your doctor's attention so it can be determined it you are having a problem with immunity. Examples- diabetes, hiv, cancer, or other illnesses. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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