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What causes urinary tract infections in women?

What causes urinary tract infections in women?

Your own bacteria: Urinary tract infections (UTI) come from bacteria already living on your perineal ("bottom") area. These "bad" bacteria that cause UTI are usually kept in check by other "good" bacteria living in the same area. Reasons women get infections are multifactorial (multiple reasons) including sexual activity, state of immune system, anatomy, bladder function, genetic predisposition, possibly diet, etc. ...Read more

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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 urinary tract infection in men symptoms?

See below: Burning pain on urination, fever, foul smelling urine, rectal pain, cloudy urine. For more information see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/urinary-tract-infection/ds00286. ...Read more

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Are urinary tract infections in adults very contagious?

Are urinary tract infections in adults very contagious?

No: They are not contagious unless the UTI is tuberculosis or a parasite both of which are extremely rare in the US. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infections in pre-teens? What's the usual cause?

Urinary tract infections in pre-teens?  What's the usual cause?

Bacteria from stool: Majority of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTI) are bacteria that live in our intestines. Girls without any anatomical problems most often get UTI because they are not wiping in the correct direction (ie. Front to back) after urination. In teenage girls another cause can be sexual activity. ...Read more

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Causes of male urinary tract infection ?

Causes of male urinary tract infection
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Multiple: Cause of male UTI are varied and can include - poor fluid intake, phimosis (tight foreskin) and poor hygiene, urianry tratc stones, benign prostate enlargement with incomplete bladder emptying, uretharl stricture, urinary tract stones, and obstruction anywhere in the urinary tract. Furthermore, abnormal connection between the urinary tract and the intestine diverticulitis or cancer may occur. ...Read more

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Whats e coli in urinary tract infection?

Whats e coli in urinary tract infection?

Bacterial cause.: Urinary tract infections occur when pathogenic bacteria proliferate in the urine, causing inflammation in the urethra, bladder and sometimes the kidney. E. Coli is the most common cause, which is usually found in the colon but can contaminate the urine since the urethra and anus are in such close proximity. Infections are cleared with antibiotics, and should be confirmed by urine culture. ...Read more

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Symptoms of urinary tract infection?

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Symptoms of urinary tract infection?

See below: Classic symptoms are burning/pain upon urination, with less common being fever, increased frequency, and increased urgency. Cure is with antibiotics. See a doctor to verify with a urine study. ...Read more

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What causes most women's urinary tract infections?

What causes most women's urinary tract infections?

Intercourse: Many urinary tract infections in women occur after sex because the vaginal and rectal areas are so close to the urethra where women urinate from. Sex allows bacteria from these close areas to be spread toward the urethra. Urinating immediately after sex can decrease the number of infections. If they are still frequent, sometimes doctors will prescribe a medicine to take each time after sex. ...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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Are urinary tract infections dangerous for the elderly?

Are urinary tract infections dangerous for the elderly?

Sometimes: There is a potential for a urinary tract infection to lead to sepsis (blood infection), which is much more difficult to control. Therefore, treating a urinary tract infection early and appropriately when symptoms start is much more advantageous. ...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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What organism typically causes urinary tract infections?

What organism typically causes urinary tract infections?

E. Coli: E. Coli is present in vaginal secretions which is the most common bacteria to cause bladder infections (uti). ...Read more

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Why are females more prone to urinary tract infections v males?

Why are females more prone to urinary tract infections v males?

Anatomy.: The urethra is the tube that connects the bladder to the exterior of the body. Women have a shorter urethra than males, so bacteria have easier access to the bladder. Also, female urethras are close in proximity to the anus and vulnerable to contamination by gut bacteria. Bacteria from the anal area, such as e. Coli, are a common cause of UTI in women, especially those who are sexually active. ...Read more

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Why are urinary tract infections more common in diabetics?

Sugar in urine: Diabetes, if uncontrolled, can lead to higher amount of "sugar" spilling into the urine. Bacteria like sugar, thus they proliferate better when there is more sugar around. Diabetes also decrease the effectiveness of your immune system, leading to higher infection rate. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infection for life?

Urinary tract infection for life?

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 more

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The urinary tract infection can cause cancer?

The urinary tract infection can cause cancer?

UTI and cancer: No usually except for schistosomiasis which doesn't generally happen in the US. The disease is most commonly found in Africa, as well as Asia and South America ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


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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