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Urinary Tract Infection Caused By
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
Great question: We believe delirium occurs when the brain cannot maintain its normal activities when overwhelmed by metabolic demands or other variables which exceed the brain's capacity to compensate for. We do not know why uti's precipitate delirium in vulnerable older adults. We do know fever increases the oxidative requirements of the brain, and cytokines released during infection may play a role. ...Read more
Not usually: Could be a side effect of antibiotics taken for uti. ...Read more
Yes: Infections and particularly fever can lower seizure threshhold and trigger a seizure. Everybody, even people without seizure disorder, has a stress level that may result in a seizure but especially people with underlying seizure disorder. If you haven't been diagnosed with seizures before, you definitely need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Sepsis: Any infection can go into the blood stream or what is called sepsis. Severe infection may cause mental confusion and at times a stroke like symptoms. ...Read more
Can a urinary tract infection cause someone to lose their ability to speak or use their vocal chords?
Never say never, but: That would be very unusual. See your ENT if hoarseness persists more than a week or so. ...Read more
Might having a urinary tract infection cause an elderly person to lose his ability to speak and interact?
No: Not unless that infection spreads, becomes very severe and affects the parts of the brain controlling speech. This would be incredibly rare. ...Read more
Inflammation.: Bacterial infections can cause inflammation/irritation of the lining of your urinary tract leading to traces of blood making its way in your urine. Also explains why sometimes with a bad cold we sometimes see streaks of blood in mucous and phlegm. Bacteria similarly cause irritation of the respiratory tract lining. ...Read more
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Can urinary tract infection cause vaginitis with symptoms of vaginal and vulva itch and soreness?
What antibiotics can be use in treatment of urinary tract infection caused by staphylococcus aureus when ciprofloxacin is no more effective?
Staph aureus: This is complex. To begin, s. Aureus almost always produces UTI hematogenously, and so looking for the primary source is essential. To choose an antibiotic for this correctly you must have in vitro sensitivities, and then depending upon the extent of disease choose the route, frequency and dosage of the appropriate agent. ...Read more
Not usually: While theoretically any infection or illness can affect a woman's period, in reality it is quite uncommon for an uncomplicated bladder infection to cause a missed or delayed period. A more serious kidney infection (fever, chills, feeling ill) would be more likely to have an effect. Excluding pregnancy, stress, anxiety, depression, vigorous activity, extreme dieting would be much more common cause. ...Read more
How could bladder/prostate/urinary tract infection cause 1. fatigue? 2. burning sensation while urinating?
No and yes: I am not a urologist but, 1) highly doubt it, 2) most definitely 'yes.' If you a re experiencing these I recommend strongly seeing a doctor for help (most primary care doctors can do this), good wishes. ...Read more
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more
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