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My boyfried just got over a UTI (urinary tract infection). How long is it contagious?

My boyfried just got over a UTI (urinary tract infection). How long is it contagious?

Noncontagious unless: He has a gonoccal (gonorrhea) or chlamydial UTI. Most UTIs are due to E. coli bacteria or other gram -ve organisms which are not contagious. ...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), urinary ...Read more


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How does this disease cause UTI urinary tract infections?

How does this disease cause UTI urinary tract infections?

Please clarify....: To which disease are you referring? Can you please rephrase your question? ...Read more

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How does a UTI (urinary tract infection) feel?

How does a UTI (urinary tract infection) feel?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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How to cure (uti) urinary tract infection in home?

How to cure (uti) urinary tract infection in home?

Help for urinary inf: Try drinking cranberry juice and taking cranberry extract capsule every four to six hours. Drink lots of fluids.
Try to figure out why you are getting infections. Sometimes they are brought on by jacuzzi, hard exercise with tight clothes or sex. ...Read more

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Need advice & tips for urinary tract infection (uti)?

Need advice & tips for urinary tract infection (uti)?

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

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I have had urinary tract infection symptoms but no uti?

I have had urinary tract infection symptoms but no uti?

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

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What is a good way to cure a urinary tract infection (uti)?

What is a good way to cure a urinary tract infection (uti)?

Antibiotics: 3-5 days of appropriate antibiotic treatment will cure a bladder infection, 7-14 days for a kidney infection. ...Read more

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How can you tell of you have a uti? (urinary tract infection)

Several signs: Frequency, burning with urination, blood in urine, cloudy urine,
fever, chills!
a urine exam is not very expensive.
Blood in stool is not a usual sign. ...Read more

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Why are some women more suseceptible to uti's (urinary tract infections) than others?

Why are some women more suseceptible to uti's (urinary tract infections) than others?

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

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What are some things to do at home to help cure or relieve a UTI (urinary tract infection)?

What are some things to do at home to help cure or relieve a UTI (urinary tract infection)?

Antibiotics + water: Home treatment is to take prescription antibiotics at home. Also drink large volumes (10 glasses per day) and urinate every hour or two. Wear cotton underwear, shower and never use bubble-bath. Avoid or treat constipation. ...Read more

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Why are some people more suseceptible to uti's (urinary tract infections) than other people?

Why are some people more suseceptible to uti's (urinary tract infections) than other people?

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

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I'm wondering why are some people more suseceptible to uti's (urinary tract infections) than others?

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

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Can too much sex lead to urinary tract infection (uti)? If yes, how can it be cured? What are the symptoms like?

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

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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?

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?

Probably not: If you really have a UTI it is worth having it confirmed and treated. In the future you may want to consider always urinating after any sexual activities to push out any germs that might enter your pee hole during sex. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Azo: 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

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How do I get a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (ca-uti)?

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

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I'm wondering why are cranberrys useful in UTI (urinary tract infection)?

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

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Is otc urinary tract pills effective because im still getting uti symptoms?

Is otc urinary tract pills effective because im still getting uti symptoms?

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

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How long does it take for a UTI (urinary tract infection) to show positive on a urine culture?

How long does it take for a UTI (urinary tract infection) to show positive on a urine culture?

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

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