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Urinary Tract Infectious Disease
Please clarify....: To which disease are you referring? Can you please rephrase your question? ...Read more
Proper hygiene: Utis are more common amongst women. They are much more prevalent when a female first becomes sexually active. Emptying your bladder on regular intervals and after sexual activity usually helps. Also wiping from front to back helps. As well as keeping hydrated by drinking plenty of water. If problems persist you will need further assessments by your doctor. ...Read more
Bubble-bath or IC: Bubble-bath or other chemical irritants like chlorine in swimming pools can mimic symptoms of a uti. Interstitial cystitis symptoms are frequently same ior similar to uti. Check www, interstitialcystitisassociation. Com. An overactive bladder might also be the cause. Suggest you see a urologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Anatomy: The bladder's opening, or urethra, and the vagina are in close proximity. Intercourse may force bacteria into the bladder. However, endometriosis may often feel like recurrent uti's. Check with your physician. True recurrent UTI may be suppressed by longterm low dose antibiotics. ...Read more
Depends: Infections of any kind are caused for a variety of reasons. Uti's are no different. Getting a UTI depends on the type of bacteria, the strength of the immune system (immunocompromised people are much more prone to all infections), gender (females are more susceptible to uti), and underlying medical or urologic conditions (ex, diabetes, stones). ...Read more
I'm wondering why are some people more suseceptible to uti's (urinary tract infections) than others?
Honeymoon cystitis: Some women are genetically more prone to cystitis. The cells lining their bladders tend to be "sticky" in regards to adhering to bacteria pushed through the urethra during intercourse. Empty your bladder immediately after sex, drink lots of water to flush the bladder and try cranberry juice or pills daily. This helps prevent bacteria from adhering. If infections persist, see a urologist. ...Read more
Can too much sex lead to urinary tract infection (uti)? If yes, how can it be cured? What are the symptoms like?
UTI: Yes if the sex is unprotected & without condom. The urethral, vaginal and rectum openings are very close to each other. If UTI there is difficulty and discomfort to pain on urination. Cloudy smelly urine. Nausea, vomiting, appetite loss, mental status change and fever if severe the treatment is good hygiene and antibiotic. ...Read more
How to cure UTI urinary tract infection came after to my sex with my boy friend without protection. Is that any home remedies to cure in home itself?
I took azo urinary tract relief to help with an oncoming uti. My 2 and a half year old daughter still nurses at night. Are there any complications?
According to Lactmed from NIH, the safety of phenazopyridine is not established in infants or during breastfeeding. Because it can cause methemoglobinemia, sulfhemoglobinemia, and hemolytic anemia, it should be avoided while breastfeeding, especially with an infant under 1 month of age or with G-6-PD deficiency.
Best to avoid taking Azo while breastfeeding. ...Read more
Foreign body: 1) bacteria located at ou just within urinary opening get pushed up into the bladder, and can occur every time catheter is introduced. 2) everyone with an indwelling catheter will eventually get a uti, takes longer if on antibiotics, but no bladder is immune. Bacteria work their way up between catheter and urethral lining. 3) catheter can be seed for stone formation, also damages bladder lining. ...Read more
Some studies: Some studies suggest that cranberry contains a substance that coats the bladder and helps prevent bacteria from sticking to the lining of the bladder thus preventing the formation of a uti. Cranberries also contain vitamin c which helps to make the urine more acidic which also helps to make the bladder more resistant to infection. ...Read more
OTC pills for: UTI may help the symptoms but they do not help the cause. UTI's are caused by bacteria and need to be treated with antibiotics. You need to be seen by your doctor and have your urine tested to see if you indeed have an infection. If you do antibiotics will be given to treat the infection. ...Read more
It may not!: A urinary tract infection is a clinical diagnosis, and doesn't necessarily hinge on a positive urine culture. However, typical bacteria associated with uti's will test positive within 24hr. Cultures help in choosing the most appropriate antibiotic.However, keep in mind some microbes cannot be cultured, or aren't routinely cultured (e.g. Ureaplasma, chlamydia) - but can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more