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Urinary Tract Parasites
It's possible: BUT, they are more likely acquired in third world countries and much less common to get in the US. If diagnosed, there are medications that can treat a parasitic infection. ...Read more
Urinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder.
The most common utis occur mainly in women and affect the bladder and urethra.
Infection of the bladder (cystitis) can be caused by e. Coli, a type of bacteria commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract but can also be caused by many other types of bacteria. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: To make patient catheter-free should be the primary goal of caring for bladder dysfunction if any possible. But, few patients still need permanent use of indwelling catheter. If so, good catheter care without tension or kicking of catheter is essential, and the frequency of catheter change has been arbitrary without rigid rule, but maybe ranging from once every 2 to 10 weeks or even longer... ...Read more
Yes.: But important to know are the type of stones (certain stones can be treated medically), the sizes, the locations, renal function, & the presence of a urinary infection. There are many approaches, including cystoscopy, ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, laparoscopy, & shockwave lithotripsy. A urologist will be able to discuss management options & a strategy to prevent future stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need evaluation: Recurrent incontinence. Some women have symptoms of pain from slings. Vaginal pain in the area of the sling, pain with intercourse, pain with other activities, difficulty emptying your bladder and recurrent uti's are all possible symptoms. You need to see someone who has experience dealing with mesh complications to determine if your sling is the problem. ...Read more
Keeping fluid balanc: Up with regular hydration is important. Depending on the medical conditions having too much (fluid retention diseases) or too little (kidney stones, among others) can be harmful. Keeping the urine acidic is thought to be helpful (but it's failed clinical trials) so, vitamin C is often stated....it's a myth. Azo helps pain but if needed, need antibiotics too. ...Read more
Cause and effect: Some bacteria thrive in higher, or more basic, ph. And some bacteria cause elevated pH and subsequent urinary stones. This is one of the premises of Hiprex + vitamin c treatment to prevent UTI in patients suffering from recurrent uti. By maintaining a relatively lower ph, UTI may be less likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had bladder emptying study, normal, am emptying bladder completely. Does this therefore rule-out blockage in urinary tract?
No, but...: How do you urinate with what urine flow is important to know. An emptying bladder only means bladder is still healthy & strong enough to squeeze urine out completely. In fact, it is good idea to refer this Q to your urologist who evaluated you. If wishing to learn more on how bladder works & more, go to peruse articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. Best wish.. ...Read more
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
Bacteria: I think you are referring to bladder infection or "cystitis".Bacteria can go up the urethra, which is short & straight in females, into the bladder. Always empty your bladder by urinating after sex.Always wipe from the front backward after urinating and not the other way so bacteria from the rectal area are not brought forward. Hope this answers. ...Read more