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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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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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Is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

Is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

Yes: All bladder infections are urinary tract infections, but not all urinary tract infections are bladder infections. You could have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis), which would be a uti, but more serious than a bladder infection (cystitis). ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?

Drink fluids: To help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more

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What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms? Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms?  Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. Uti encompasses both bladder and kidney infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


Dr. Olav Jaren
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Urinary Tract (Definition)

Kidney ureter bladder urthra. ...Read more