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Urinary Tract Infection Delay Period
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
Unlikely: A simple UTI (urinary urgency, frequency, burning, bladder pressure/discomfort) associated with an abnormal urinalysis and positive culture (if done) would be a very unlikely cause of a delayed/late period. Possibly more likely with a severe kidney infection (fever, chills, feel sick) which affects the body as a whole. Many more likely explanations for delayed period than a uti. ...Read more
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
It does not usually : Affect your menstrual cycle. Sometimes you can have symptoms that feel like a UTI as a result of substances called prostaglandins that are released during your menses. You should be consider having your urine checked for signs of infection. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Probably not: Sex in the presence of an active UTI may well be uncomfortable or painful, so why not wait to be impregnated until after the UTI has been treated. However, urinary and genital tracts are separate so there is no reason that you can't get pregnant when you have a uti. Utis during pregnancy should be treated immediately because of risk of kidney infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There should not: Be a white discharge from the vagina from a urinary tract infection. However, if you have a yeast or other type of infection it may be irritating the urethra and causing symptoms. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...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
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
Yes: Bladder infection can reach the kidneys if bladder (vesico-ureteral) reflux is present, also some bacteria have little arm like projections (fimbriae) and can crawl though the bladder valve and up ureters to kidney. Bacterial infection in the kidney is pyelonephritis which can make suject very ill & cause plenty of damage or if untreated even destroy the kidney. Thus all utis should be treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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