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What are the main reasons for urinary track infections?

What are the main reasons for urinary track infections?

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

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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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Are there any home remedies for urinary track infections?

Are there any home remedies for urinary track infections?

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 more

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How common is it to get two urinary track infections in one month ?

How common is it to get two urinary track infections in one month ?

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 more

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Symptoms of urinary track infection?

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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

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What are causes of a urinary track infection?

What are causes of a urinary track infection?

Microscopic organism: Urinary tract infections (uti's) are caused by micro-organisms. These include bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microbial life forms. By far, the most common cause of bacterial urinary tract infection is e. Coli. Structural and functional abnormalities of the genitourinary system predispose people to developing an infection in the urinary tract. ...Read more

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How to cure recurrent urinary track infection?

How to cure recurrent urinary track infection?

Depends on cause: Cure depends on cause- find this out, you'll then be able to cure it: 1.Diabetes (control blood sugars) 2.Irritant (e.G soap too alkali) 3. Anatomical issues (urologic intervention) or 4. Physiologic problem (pharmacotherapy). Regardless, some situations demand a doctor's expertise (serious infection) others require prevention on your part (complete voiding, reduce risk of an std). ...Read more

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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 sex be the cause of urinary track infection?

Can sex be the cause of urinary track infection?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of a urinary track infection?

Variable...: Urinary tract infections don't always cause symptoms, but when they do they may include: a strong / persistent urge to urinate, a burning sensation when urinating, passing frequent small amounts of urine, urine that appears cloudy, urine that appears red / pin / brown - a possible sign of blood in the urine, strong-smelling urine, pelvic pain in women, and sometimes rectal pain in men. ...Read more

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Can a urinary track infection be a secondary illness?

Can a urinary track infection be a secondary illness?

Sure: Secondary utis of the kidney can occur by spread of the bacteria from the primary site in the body through the bloodstream to the kidneys. ...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