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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Why does a urinary tract infection cause delirium?

Why does a urinary tract infection cause delirium?

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

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Can a urinary tract infection cause an abnormal smear test?

Specimen collection: I trust you mean pap smear test. If the specimen for pap is collected properly a urinary infection should not affect the results, however, it would be better to treat UTI first and then do the pap test. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection cause you any pain while having sex?

Can a urinary tract infection cause you any pain while having sex?

Yes: Inflammation of bladder and urethra from a UTI makes the area tender and thus may well cause pain with sex. For either sex. ...Read more

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Can having a urinary tract infection cause an epileptic to get a seizure?

Can having a urinary tract infection cause an epileptic to get a seizure?

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

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Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Yes: Urgency can certainly be associated with a urinary tract infection, especially if these symptoms occurred suddenly. Call your doctor to set up a urine lab test. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection cause someone elderly to lose his ability to speak?

Can a urinary tract infection cause someone elderly to lose his ability to speak?

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

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Can a urinary tract infection cause someone to lose their ability to speak or use their vocal chords?

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

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Might having a urinary tract infection cause an elderly person to lose his ability to speak and interact?

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

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Why does a urinary tract infection cause blood in urine?

Why does a urinary tract infection cause blood in urine?

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 a urinary tract infection cause miscarriage? And your hCG levels to drop?

Can a urinary tract infection cause miscarriage? And your hCG levels to drop?

Not likely except...: Generally only a severe urinary tract infection leading to a kidney infection could cause a pregnancy loss or miscarriage. And unless that happens (again truly rare) it is unlikely that pregnancy hormone levels will drop. ...Read more

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Can a recurring urinary tract infection cause infertility?

Can a recurring urinary tract infection cause infertility?

Should not.: Recurrent epididymitis in males can cause infertility. Womans urinary tract and genital tracts are separate and thus rec urring utis should not cause infertility. ...Read more

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Can urinary tract infection cause vaginitis with symptoms of vaginal and vulva itch and soreness?

Can urinary tract infection cause vaginitis with symptoms of vaginal and vulva itch and soreness?

No: But the antibiotics used to treat utis can lead to vaginal yeast infections which would cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do urinary tract infections cause delirium?

Why do urinary tract infections cause delirium?

Only if septic: Urinary tract infections may complicate with sepsis or septicemia which may affect the brain function and cause delirium. ...Read more

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Will urinary tract infections cause bleeding into the urine?

Will urinary tract infections cause bleeding into the urine?

Some do: Some strains of bacteria are more frequently associated with blood in the urine (hematuria) just as some post-menopausal women are more liely to have hematuria associated with cystitis or utis than pre-menopausal women. ...Read more

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Can urinary tract infections cause weight loss?

Can urinary tract infections cause weight loss?

Not directly: The UTI itself will not cause weight loss in the long term. But in the short term, the weight can fluctuate due to the level of hydration that can vary due to nausea related to a UTI. ...Read more

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Das urinary tract infections cause weight loss?

Das urinary tract infections cause weight loss?

UTI: Urinary tract infection should not cause weight loss. If you are losing weight and you are not dieting to lose weight, you need to be checked to find the cause of the weight loss. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infections cause a late period?

Can a urinary tract infections cause a late period?

Unlikely: Antibiotics should not affect your menstrual cycle, but stress can certainly delay menses. But some antibiotics can couneract efficacy of birth control pill, thus unprotected sex whilst on bcp can result in an unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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What antibiotics can be use in treatment of urinary tract infection caused by staphylococcus aureus when ciprofloxacin is no more effective?

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

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Can a urinary tract infection cause your period to be delayed? I'm 4 days late

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

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Can urinary tract infection cause a burning sensation in the stomach?

Can urinary tract infection cause a burning sensation in the stomach?

Yes.: If by stomach you mean the lower abdomen, yes, urinary infection can cause burning pain. But if the pain is worse or continues, you have to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can urinary tract infection cause vaginal bleeding during sexual intercourse?

Can urinary tract infection cause vaginal bleeding during sexual intercourse?

UTi: Only if you have blood in the urine and that urine leaked into the vagina will you see blood in the vagina. ...Read more

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How could bladder/prostate/urinary tract infection cause 1. fatigue? 2. burning sensation while urinating?

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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Pack
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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), urinary ...Read more