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Doctor insights on: Urinary Tract Infection Confusion In Elderly Women

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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What are the best places to assess urinary tract infection in the elderly?

What are the best places to assess urinary tract infection in the elderly?

Dr's office/clinic: Urologists are experienced in working up patients with utis and can perform office cystoscopies (telescopic examination of bladder & urethra) geriatricians are experienced in taking care of the elderly. Interested internists & family practioners can also do a good job & refer to a urologist if necessary. Not an er. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why the elderly become disoriented when they have a urinary tract infection?

Can you please explain why the elderly become disoriented when they have a urinary tract infection?

Delirium: Older adults brains are susceptible tom any stressors including medical illness, medications, dehydration, etc. If one already has memory impairment, then there will be an increased risk for developing an acute change in mental status, or delirium. It is often multifactorial and a true medical emergency. ...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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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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What are some signs & symptoms of a female urinary tract infection?

What are some signs & symptoms of a female urinary tract infection?

Urgency : Burning urination, increased frequency, cloudy foul smelling urine, pain in the bladder area.
Fever, chills and back pain usually suggest infection of the kidneys and require hospital admission for IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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What makes a woman get a urinary tract infection?

What makes a woman get a urinary tract infection?

Anatomy: In general, the proximity of the urethra to the perineum where bacteria flourish is the main reason. Sexual activity can often push bacteria from this region into the urethra. Since the urethra is quite short in females, the trip into the bladder is easily made especially with mechanical assistance with intercourse. ...Read more

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Is it ok after takin cipropan change to cikaclox and bck to cipropan for urinary tract infection in females and why is dere still constant itching?

Is it ok after takin cipropan change to cikaclox and bck to cipropan for urinary tract infection in females and why is dere still constant itching?

Yeast?: Itching is usually not a sign of a uti. It may be that you have a yeast infection as a result of the antibiotics. Your bacterial infection may be better and now all your symptoms are due to the secondary yeast infection, More antibiotics will only make yeast infections worse. So get checked again today to see if that is what is going on! ...Read more

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Can a guy transfer a urinary tract infection to a woman while having sex?

Can a guy transfer a urinary tract infection to a woman while having sex?

UTI: Bacteria on the skin can get into the urethra and bladder during sex. So its not transferred by the guy, per se, but can occur. Shower before sex can help and urinatiing right after can also help. ...Read more

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When must a woman call her doctor if she thinks she has a urinary tract infection?

At that time: Because she needs to have her urine tested for infection and then started on antibiotics if she does in fact have a uti. ...Read more

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19f whenever I have sex, got an urinary tract infection . Female porn stars happy after 10y work.Super woman or better doctors!.?

19f whenever I have sex, got an urinary tract infection . Female porn stars happy after 10y work.Super woman or better doctors!.?

Urinate after: You should always urinate after intercourse, as it will help to flush out any rogue bacteria from your bladder. However, some women are more susceptible to utis than others, and you cannot compare yourself to a porn star. ...Read more

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What are the signs of urinary tract infection in women?

What are the signs of urinary tract infection in women?

Pain with urination: There are several common symptoms, not eveyone has all the symptoms

burning with urination
cloudy urine
unpleasant smell to urine
more frequent urination
blood in urine. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a urinary tract infection in women?

What are the signs of a urinary tract infection in women?

Urgency, Pain: Urinary tract infections are infections of the urinary system. It is usually from a bacteria that is typically associated with the digestive tract. Typically it causes , pain, frequency of urination, urgency, hesitancy, blood in the urine. It can be a severe problem in older people and is a major cause of illness for them. ...Read more

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Is a urinary tract infection more common in men or women?

Is a urinary tract infection more common in men or women?

Much more in woman: Urinary infections are rare im men until they reach the prostate enlargement age group, usually >>50-years. More cmmon in uncircumcised baby boys < 1-year-of-age than baby girls or circumcised boys. Urinary infections become common in women when they become sexually active, and again around menopause (age 45 -55 years) when they stop procing estrogens. ...Read more

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If a woman has a urinary tract infection will that make her vagina feel like she's had sex someone other than me?

If a woman has a urinary tract infection will that make her vagina feel like she's had sex someone other than me?

UTI: Urinary tract infections can be very painful. Activities like sex might be too painful and most women would avoid sexual activity until things settle down. I don't really understand your question. It's impossible to tell if any women has had recent intercourse based on how it "feels". ...Read more

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How long does confusion last with urinary tract infections?

How long does confusion last with urinary tract infections?

Shouldn't: Urinary tract infections should not cause confusion except in the elderly or if associated with septicemia and severe sepsis. If a patient suffers from confusion they should be immediately evaluated by a physician to evaluate for serious illness. ...Read more

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What can I do about an urinary tract infection?

What can I do about an urinary tract infection?

C Dr 4 antibiotics: See your dr. Get urine tested asap, drink lots of water & take prescribed antibiotics.. ...Read more

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How do i know when my urinary tract infection is gone.

How do i know when my urinary tract infection is gone.

Symptoms: assuming you were given antibiotics, completion of the full course of antibiotics and resolution of the symptoms should indicate that the infection has cleared. If symptoms persist a repeat culture would be indicated ...Read more

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What should I do about potential urinary tract infection?

Here are some ...: If you're clinically suspecting UTI, the best course of care will be seeing Doc for reviewing Hx and testing urine with Rx to follow. If unavailable to see Doc soon, do AZO test to see if nitrite or / and WBC-esterase ia(are) present, drink more fluid including cranberry juice to enhance voiding and bladder emptying, and take phenazopyridine (pyridium) to ease irritative voiding Sx. See Doc ... ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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