Doctor insights on:
Urinary Catheter Infection
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
UTI caused by Foley: Foley catheters are commonly used to drain the bladder when patients are unable to void on their own. If the catheters are put in improperly or left in too long, a bladder infection may occur. They are usually treated by removal of the catheter and treatment with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more
Can affect urethra: Urethra is the terminal part of the urinary tract and subjects can develop chlamydia urethritis, but not cystitis or pyelonephritis. It primarily causes a sexually transmitted disease, vaginitis and cervicitis and thence salpingitis and pelvic inflammatory disease. I men tends to be confined to the urethra. Can affect rectum or throat in recipient of anal or oral sex. Thus not really cause of uti. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?
Could be either: Infection in the urinary tract often begins with a bladder infection; this may extend further "upstream" to involve the kidneys (but the kidneys could also be a primary source of infection). Either way, nitrates on the dipstick urinalysis usually is how's up as a "byproduct" of bacteria commonly infecting the urinary tract. A kidney infection is usually more symptomatic and more serious. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Catheter acquired urinary tract infections
- Do prostate infections make it more painful to have a urinary catheter?
- Insertion of urinary catheter
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Urinary catheter side effects
- How is a urinary catheter inserted?
- Urinary catheter bypassing
- Female urinary catheter insertion
- Talk to a infectious disease specialist online