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Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Symptoms of urinary track infection?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Symptoms of urinary track infection?

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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is diarrhea a symptom of urinary track infection?

Is diarrhea a symptom of urinary track infection?

Possibly: but usually the classic symptoms would be urinary burning, frequency, urgency, with change in color or odor of urine. ...Read more

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Is a urinary tract infection curable from home?

Is a urinary tract infection curable from home?

Not likely: Please see your doctor for a proper treatment to prevent permanent damage to your kidney and other organs. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a urinary track infection in a boy?

Symptoms of a urinary track infection in a boy?

UTI: Urinary tract infections are rare in uncircumcised boys, and very rare in circumcised boys. When they do occur, the boy is usually very young (days to weeks) and has something underlying in the urinary tract that predisposes to infection. The vast majority of boys i've seen complaining of pain with urination did not have a urinary tract infection, they had manual irritation. ...Read more

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Can condoms cause unitary track infection?

Can condoms cause  unitary track infection?

Unlikely: There may be chemical agents in condoms which will irritate the tip of the penis/urethra, and this may create a slight discomfort, but UTI is very unusual from use of a condom. ...Read more

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What causes a urinery track infection?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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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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Suggest an at home urinary tract infection treatment?

Suggest an at home urinary tract infection treatment?

None: Please see your doctor for a proper treatment so that you do not damage your organs permanently. ...Read more

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What's a good urinary tract infection treatment at home?

What's a good urinary tract infection treatment at home?

None: Please see a doctor for a proper diagnosis, including culture, if needed, and a prescription for the right antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is a urinary tract infection sexually transmitted?

Is a urinary tract infection sexually transmitted?

UTI no, STD yes: No if ou mean bladder or kidney infections, because it would mean bacteria travelling from one bladder down the urthra which is not intact with partner's urethra. Honeymoon or post intercourse cystitis occurs only in women and is due to bacteria already around the woman's urthra being pumped up her urethra from transmitted penile thrusts. Urethritis, closest to exterior uti, is site for stds. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to cure a urinary tract infection or kidney infections?

Are there natural ways to cure a urinary tract infection or kidney infections?

Antibiotics: Confirm UTI with urinalysis and get urine culture & sensitivities. Initiate course of antibiotics such as bactrim, Macrodantin or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) whilst awaiting culture report. Switch antibiotics if bacteria are resistant. Also advise liberal fluid intake, preferably water plus urinate every 2 - 3 hours. I also prescribe pyridium, if necessary, to relieve symptoms of burning on urination if severe. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infection for life?

Urinary tract infection for life?

Very unlikely: Recurrent uti's occur but a permanent UTI is very unlikely. Other diseases can mimic a UTI such as interstitial cystitis, polycystic kidney disease, lithium toxicity, sarcoidosis, & bladder cancer. Patients with prior surgery, retained surgical material, stents, kidney stones or abscess may require long term antibiotics for treatment & suppression. A specialist can sort out these problems. ...Read more

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What are warning signs of urinary tract infection in men?

What are warning signs of urinary tract infection in men?

See below:: Frequent urination, strong, persistent urge to urinate (urgency), burning or tingling sensation during or just after urination (dysuria), low-grade fever, cloudy urine with a strong odor, blood in urine. For more info see: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/bladder-infection/ho00022. ...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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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more