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What causes a urinary track infection to come back?

What causes a urinary track infection to come back?

Prone to UTIs or: Original UTI not treated with correct antibiotic. Urine culture is necessary if UTI appears to recur immediately in case of wrong antibiotic. If prone: can be related by not emptying bladder after sex, constipation, synthetic or thong underwear, infrequent urination, bubble bath or bathing not showering, keepin thighs together when urinating & thus trapping urine behind labia. Germs love urine. ...Read more

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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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Does a urinary track infection affect the kidneys?

Does a urinary track infection affect the kidneys?

Could do: If an infection ascends up the urinary collection system, yes it could. It is then called pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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Symptoms of urinary track infection?

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Burning: Typically pain/burning with urination, sometimes increased frequency or incontinence, and can get so severe as to cause fever or confusion. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop sudden cognitive decline from untreated urinary tract infection?

Is it possible to develop sudden cognitive decline from untreated urinary tract infection?

No, ...: Cognitive decline is usually a slow long process in its development resulting from aging or long-term CNS-related drug use. If occurring suddenly, certain recent events affecting CNS such as being chronically ill with sudden dehydration, drug abuse, etc. Untreated UTI should not suffice to cause sudden cognitive decline. Nonetheless, seek timely pro-evaluation, Rx, care, and counseling.... ...Read more

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Is their any thing like chronic urinary tract infection?

Is their any thing like chronic urinary tract infection?

Chronic UTI: If one if a male with a chronic uti, some form of urinary outflow obstruction needs to be ruled out. See a urologist to find out if there is a problem in your urinary tract. These obstructions will lead to repeated uti's until they are found and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you contract an ecolie infection through a urinary track infection?

How can you contract an ecolie infection through a urinary track infection?

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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What causes a urinery track infection?

What causes a urinery track infection?

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

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Could you pick up acute kidney failure by having a kidney infection?

Could you pick up acute kidney failure by having a kidney infection?

Not necessarily: If you already have problems with your kidneys that have caused them to not work normally, then an infection can make things worse. If your kidneys are functioning normally, it would be very unlikely to have acute renal failure with a kidney infection. Parenthetically, infected kidneys will lose some of their function, but treatment of the infection should restore things to normal. ...Read more

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How many days till a urniary tract infection infects the kidney ?

How many days till a urniary tract infection infects the kidney ?

Varies: Depending on the virulence of the bacteria and the reason for the urinary tract infection (retention, reflux), a kidney infectioncan occur fron less than a day to several days ...Read more

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Can your menstrual cycle clear a urinary infection ? Can urinary infections go away on their own ?

Can your menstrual cycle clear a urinary infection ? Can urinary infections go away on their own ?

Uti's: A urinary tract infection can get cleared by the body. I would doubt that your period would clear a uti. ...Read more

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Does urinary tract infection clear up on its own?

Does urinary tract infection clear up on its own?

Maybe: Many utis resolve without antibiotics. Use a urinary symptom relief medication over the counter, such as azo, and increase you water intake. If symptoms do not resolve in 2-3 days, can you doctor. ...Read more

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What's a urinary tract infection limited to?

What's a urinary tract infection limited to?

Urinary tract: That is kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. However a severe kidney infection can spread via the blood stream to the rest of the body, heart, brain, lungs etc.. ...Read more

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Can you get pleurisy from an urinary tract bacterial infection?

Infection: You can't get pleurisy from a bladder infection but you can get it if you have a kidney infection that goes into your blood stream as well. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection keep meth in your system longer?

Can   a  urinary tract infection  keep meth in your system  longer?

No: UTI cannot keep meth in your system longer. However, I would be remiss if I didn't suggest to you that you NOT DO METH! it is very bad for you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Having antibiotic against urinary infection is the cause of damaging kidney?

Having antibiotic against urinary infection is the cause of damaging kidney?

Depends: It depends on the antibiotic. Most antibiotics are not toxic to the kidneys, but some are. Urinary infections themselves can damage the kidney though. It is unclear which is the offending agent, especially since I don't know which antibiotic you were on. Hope this helps! ...Read more