Top
20
Doctor insights on: Urinery Tract Infections

Share
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
9 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Wbc consistently high 14.6.I have a urinery tract infection about 6 months ago.I have chest pain from above a year.heart lungs tests are OK.

Wbc consistently high 14.6.I have a urinery tract infection about 6 months ago.I have chest pain from above a year.heart lungs tests are OK.

Chest pain, WBC up: The most common cause of chest pain is Stress. If heart tests are normal, another cause would be inflammation of ribs and cartilages, called costochondritis, or stomach reflux. Persistant WBC elevation after UTI has been treated, suggests chronic infection as occurs in prostate infection or repeated re-infection of the bladder. ...Read more

3

3
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

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Not always: Most utis, in people with normal bladder sensation, hurt &/or cause burning on urination. Some are associated with pelic, suprapubic or back pain. Some utis are painless. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
2 doctors agreed:
5

5
Symptoms of urinary tract infection?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
2 doctors agreed:
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

8

8
What can cause urinary tract infection?

What can cause urinary tract infection?

3 ways: There are 3 ways that bacteria invade and infect the urinary tract, ascending, hematogenous and lymphatic spread. Ascending means bacteria ascend the urethra into the bladder. Hematogenous spread is when bacteria in the blood stream seed into the kidney tissue. Lymphatic spread is one way bacteria can get from the bladder into the kidney. The other is up the ureter. ...Read more

9

9
What causes an urinary tract infection?

Risk factors: These include indwelling catheters in the urinary tract, instrumentation, anything that could stagnate urine flow (like stones or obstruction), or abnormal flow of urine (reflux), depressed immunity, sexual intercourse (especially in women). ...Read more

10

10
Causes of male urinary tract infection ?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
How serious is a urinary tract infection?

How serious is a urinary tract infection?

It depends: Most infections are simple bladder infections, although sexually transmitted diseases (which can sometimes cause sterility or serious or overwhelming infection) can have similar symptoms. It is important to make sure that a urinary tract infection is not involving the kidneys, or leading to infection in the blood. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
What can cause a urinary tract infection?

Many causes: Utis are caused by bacteria getting into bladder and multiplying. Bacteria can enter during sex and hence reason to urinate after sex. Toilet hygiene, not wiping front to back, also keeping thighs closed which traps urine in vagina. Bubble-bath and tubs rather than showers. Thong and non-cotton underwear. Constipation. Withholding urination, drinking too little or urinating often enough. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
How can I cure a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: From your doctor. She wil want a urine sample. ...Read more

14

14
How do you get a urinary tract infection?

Here are some...: UTI emerges while personal defense ability does not suffice or fails to kill or eliminate the invading bacteria. Example, toothbrushing may result in bacteremia in many daily but without sickness; likewise does UTI. While bacterial presence is essential to get infection, that is not always the case; to become infected, some noticeable causes can be traced ... like incomplete emptying bladder... ...Read more

16

16
How can I cure my urinary tract infection?

How can I cure my urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics + fluids: Most reliable and fastest way to cure a UTI is with antibiotics, long-acting Nitrofurantoin macrocrystals (macrobid) twice daily with food or milk, trrimethoprim-sulfa ds (bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra) or Ciprofloxacin (cipro) are all effective providing the bacterial organism is sensitive. Also drink lots of water to flush ou the bugs. I do not recommend cranberry juice or capsules or other herbs alone. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What are urinary tract infection symptoms?

What are urinary tract infection symptoms?

Must recognize: Urination is not normal. Burning, urgency, bladder discomfort, frequency. If in the kidney, thirst, flank pain. Fever is common. Never trivial, but today easy to treat effectively. Any concern, a physician office visit may save your life. ...Read more

19

19
How do you treat a urinary tract infection?

How do you treat a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: Confirm UTI with urinalysis and get urine culture & sensitivities. Initiate course of antibiotics such as bactrim, Macrodantin or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) whilst awaiting culture report. Switch antibiotics if bacteria are resistant. Also advise liberal fluid intake, preferably water plus urinate every 2 - 3 hours. I also prescribe pyridium, if necessary, to relieve symptoms of burning on urination if severe. ...Read more

20

20
Please what causes urinary tract infection?

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

Dr. Louis Gallia
1 doctor shared a insight

Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more