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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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


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Had neurogenic bladder due to cauda equina syndrome.Is there any chance that botox can help reduce urinary retention, urgency problem?Should i try it?

Had neurogenic bladder due to cauda equina syndrome.Is there any chance that botox can help reduce urinary retention, urgency problem?Should i try it?

Talk to urologist: Assuming you have an atonic bladder causing problems with initiation of urine, or overflow, Botox would have no value and might even cause worsening. If you suffered urgency incontinence, might be useful. Urodynamic testing can determine the precise bladder dysfnctn and guide therapeutic intervention. ...Read more

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Brittany Chan Dr. Chan
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Why are females more prone to urinary tract infections v males?

Brittany Chan Dr. Chan
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Why are females more prone to urinary tract infections v males?

Anatomy.: The urethra is the tube that connects the bladder to the exterior of the body. Women have a shorter urethra than males, so bacteria have easier access to the bladder. Also, female urethras are close in proximity to the anus and vulnerable to contamination by gut bacteria. Bacteria from the anal area, such as e. Coli, are a common cause of UTI in women, especially those who are sexually active. ...Read more

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Can UTI be linked to bleeding?

Can UTI be linked to bleeding?

UTI: Peripherally perhaps. If the UTI produced sepsis with disseminated intravasc. Coag. Then bleeding might occur. Beyond that it would be interesting to know from where the bleeding is occurring and how severely. Certainly blood may be seen in the urine with some utis. Add more info and ask again. ...Read more

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Why do females have urinary tract infections (utis) more often than men?

Why do females have urinary tract infections (utis) more often than men?

Anatomy: The male and female urinary tract is different when it comes to anatomy. Females have shorter urethras than their male counterparts. A shorter urethra makes it easier for bacteria to travel up the urethra to the bladder. The urethra in a female is also closer to the rectum allowing for a shorter distance for bacteria to travel. This is why proper hygiene is recommended for females to prevent uti. ...Read more

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Hi,I suffer from urethritis.is this diease linked to hiv? or aids.I also have a internal genital cyst.what bacteria or viruses cause this?.

Hi,I suffer from urethritis.is this diease linked to hiv? or aids.I also have a internal genital cyst.what bacteria or viruses cause this?.

Urethritis: We often never find the cause; even eating those little hot peppers can cause this. Chlamydia can do this in ever sex. It's not really HIV-related but it's wise to be checked for HIV yearly in any case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can pubic bone misalignment in female due to hip injury cause urinary frequency/ urgency?

Can pubic bone misalignment in female due to hip injury cause urinary frequency/ urgency?

Not likely: I doubt that the above would impinge upon the bladder to cause frequency or urgency. A urologist would be best to evaluate and advise you about diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a spinal nerve compression & hip injury cause urinary problems such as frequency, cystitis feeling wanting to go double voiding in the morning?

Can a  spinal nerve compression & hip injury cause urinary problems such as frequency, cystitis feeling wanting to go double voiding in the morning?

Yes: This may be just temporary. Cord compression injuries can lead to partial urinary retention therefore making it more difficult to urinate and having to double void. Hip injuries are often painful and require narcotic pain medication which also can lead to partial urinary retention. Work on a good bowel program having daily bowel movements, this will help as you seek additional care. ...Read more

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Can cystitis cause urthera bleeding? Female, 17 , not sexual activity,have chronic cystitis, endometriosis,adenomyosis

Can cystitis cause urthera bleeding? Female, 17 , not sexual activity,have chronic cystitis, endometriosis,adenomyosis

Here are some ...: I would not seek online guessing for your current concern. Instead, collect & bring the detailed symptoms stressing the quality, quantity, and sequence of events of all symptoms and their potentially related discomforts over time to Dox for review & analysis + proper physical exams + tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx / care / counseling... ...Read more

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What would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? Have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, IBS w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various

What would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? Have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, IBS w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various

The : The reason thrush occurs when there is a health crisis is due to the fact that the immune system is working hard to fight off whatever infection is going on; in addition antibiotics kill a lot of the good bacteria, which gives the yeast an optimal environment to flourish in. Fortunately there are good treatments available. Take care. ...Read more

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How prevalent is severe sciatic nerve pain with kidney stones?

How prevalent is severe sciatic nerve pain with kidney stones?

Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Mri of the spine or pelvis would serve to differentiate in most cases if exam and history is not clear. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worsunrelated. ...Read more

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Chronic pain syndrome. How to treat oversensitive nerves that cause pain in musculoskeletal system? Use psychiatric drugs?

Chronic pain syndrome. How to treat oversensitive nerves that cause pain in musculoskeletal system? Use psychiatric drugs?

Intelligent: Your question is exceptionallly intelligent. You know that chronic pain involves oversensitized nerves. It also tends to involve emotional factors, which then further worsen the pain and its impairments. Those factors can be treated with "psychiatric drugs," -- certain ones -- but it takes an informed clinician to handle the pain, the drug iteractions, etc. This can actually reduce the pain. ...Read more

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Is sacral nerve stimulation likely to work for patient who has neurogenic bladder due to cauda equine syndrome.?

Is sacral nerve stimulation likely to work for patient who has neurogenic bladder due to cauda equine syndrome.?

SNS: That question is difficult to answer without additional information, like urodynamic findings and current bladder management. The great thing about sacral nerve stimulation is that it is tested prior to full implantation and you will be able to answer the question for yourself as to whether or not it worked for you prior to implantation. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with overactive bladder at 19 (male) can this cause sharp/dull cramps pain in bladder due to muscle contraction?

Diagnosed with overactive bladder at 19 (male) can this cause sharp/dull cramps pain in bladder due to muscle contraction?

Possibly: Overactive bladder may be contributing to the pain, but i would also consider other causes of bladder pain, such as interstitial cystitis (ic), an inflammatory condition of the bladder. Suggest you talk to your doctor about the pain you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more