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Water: The best prevention for uti's are increasing your water intake and possibly cranberry pills or cranberry jiuce. In uncomplicated cases, these have been shown to minimze the symptoms and even help treat these "infections". If these fail, then antibiotics will be neccessary. It is also beneficial to void every 4 to 6 hours and not hold the urine for excessive amounts of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Recurrent UTI's: Recurrent urinary tract infections need to be evaluated and managed appropriately. You should see a urologist and have appropriate testing which will include urine testing and imaing of the urinary tract. Some patients may also need to undergo cystoscopy. Your urologist will determine the evaluation you needn and the results will guide treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: UTI denotes bacterial presence in urinary tract leading to a wide range of topical or systemic symptoms - from none at all to extreme. Bacterial induction to urinary tract is usually related with sexual intercourse, instrumentation, or occassionally with bloodstream spread. But most healthy persons with good bladder emptying and healthy humoral defense immunity can effectively rid the invading bug ...Read more
UTI: This is complex and can't be answered here. Women have a short urethra (tube from bladder out) and the outlet is in the labia (pelvic lips), an area which often has high bacterial counts. This makes them more prone to UTIs than men, and these can be recurrent for a variety of reasons. See www.wisegeekhealth.com/what-is-the-pathophysiology-of-urinary-tract-infection for a basic explanation. ...Read more
UTI : Urinary tract infection is big diagnosis. Most common subtype is bladder infection (cystitis). Less common, but more serious, is kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Cystitis is diagnosed upon painful, frequent urination w/some sense of urgency. Pyelonephritis adds one-sided back pain plus fever on top of cystitis symptoms. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/urinary-tract-infection/ds00286. ...Read more
I went to the Dr today and they told me their very worried something wrong with me its been the third time I have a unrinary track infection?
Make sure: Young female has had 3 recent UTI's & queries cause. Firstly, these episodes need to be documented by urine cultures. Symptoms & a "dip stick" test are unreliable for diagnostic purposes. Some doctor unfortunately diagnose based just on symptoms, which can also be found with Interstitial Cystitis; which is common in fibromyalgia sufferers. ...Read more
CDC, WHO: You can go the cdc website (www.Cdc.Gov). They have lots of info there and two serial publications: eid (emerging infectious diseases) and mmwr (morbidity mortality weekly report) - both are free. You can also go to the world health organization (who) website at www.Who.Int and its regional website, the pan-american health organization (paho) at new.Paho.Org. ...Read more
Yes: The vaginal barrel sits just below and parallels the urethra. If sex is prolonged or overly aggressive or the position is right this can cause trauma and mild swelling of the urethra. This is a form of physiologic urinary obstruction and may lead to infection. Same is true if there is swelling of the external genetalia due to sex, with partial occlusion of the urethral orifice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
E coli is bacteria: E coli is the name of a type of bacteria which typically lives in the gut, but can travel anywhere and cause an infection. "regular" e coli from a woman's colon often finds its way forward to the urethra (passage from bladder to outside) and is a common cause of utis in women. Other dangerous strains of e coli (o157-h7) are more commonly found in food sources from contaminated livestock or crops. ...Read more
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