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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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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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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 frequent urinary tract infections?

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What causes frequent urinary tract infections?

Two common causes: Frequent utis in adults especially in women are often related to sexual activities and personal susceptibility. ...Read more

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What cause urinary tract infections?

What cause urinary tract infections?

Causes of UTI: Most common is bacteria entering the urinary tract through the urethra. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infections?

What causes urinary tract infections?

Bacteria: Utis are caused by bacterial migration into the urethra/bladder. Hygeine (not wiping front to back, etc) may be an issue. Urinating before and after intercourse helps to decrease risk of uti. Cranberry juice and increasing water intake may help prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall. Recurrence may indicate anatomical or medical (diabetes, hiv, etc) problems and warrant a work up. ...Read more

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Can Advocare cause urinary tract infection?

No: Utis, like any infection, are caused by pathogenic organisms. Almost all utis are caused by bacteria. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infection?

What causes urinary tract infection?

Many: Bacteria multiplying in bladder. Not urinating after sex, allowing bacteria which reached bladder ; multiply. Using bubble-bath and tub baths rather than taking a shower, severe constipation, sub-optimal toilet hygiene- not wiping front to back or holding thighs together with urinating + trapping urine behind labia, witholding urination, thongs and non-cotton underwear. ...Read more

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Could bladder prolapse cause recurrent urinary tract infection?

Could bladder prolapse cause recurrent urinary tract infection?

Sometimes: If the bladder prolapse is making it difficult to empty your bladder then that can lead to urinary tract infections. A visit to your doctor to check how much urine is in your bladder after you void is a quick test to see if that is the cause of your infections. ...Read more

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How are urinary tract infections diagnosed?

How are urinary tract infections diagnosed?

Urine analysis: Most urinary tract infections can be diagnosed through dipstick analysis. More complicated infections may require examination of the urine under the microscope and urine culture to identify the type of bacteria that is present in the urine. ...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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What is “catheter-associated urinary tract infection”

What is “catheter-associated urinary tract infection”

UTI caused by Foley: Foley catheters are commonly used to drain the bladder when patients are unable to void on their own. If the catheters are put in improperly or left in too long, a bladder infection may occur. They are usually treated by removal of the catheter and treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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What causes urinary tract infections ?

Enteric organisms: Enteric bacteria, usually e coli, cause urinary infections. Prediposing factors may be improper hygiene, urinary tract abnormalities and trauma, even due to sex. Kidney infections are usually blood borne, though urinary reflux is a predisposing factor. ...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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Is chlamydia a urinary tract infection?

Is chlamydia a urinary tract infection?

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 more

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Dr. James Lin
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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


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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