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How many days till a urniary tract infection infects the kidney ?

How many days till a urniary tract infection infects the kidney ?

Varies: Depending on the virulence of the bacteria and the reason for the urinary tract infection (retention, reflux), a kidney infectioncan occur fron less than a day to several days ...Read more

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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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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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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

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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 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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