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Symptoms of urinary track infection?

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Symptoms of urinary track infection?

Burning: Typically pain/burning with urination, sometimes increased frequency or incontinence, and can get so severe as to cause fever or confusion. ...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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What's a urinary tract infection limited to?

What's a urinary tract infection limited to?

Urinary tract: That is kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. However a severe kidney infection can spread via the blood stream to the rest of the body, heart, brain, lungs etc.. ...Read more

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What causes a urinary track infection to come back?

What causes a urinary track infection to come back?

Prone to UTIs or: Original UTI not treated with correct antibiotic. Urine culture is necessary if UTI appears to recur immediately in case of wrong antibiotic. If prone: can be related by not emptying bladder after sex, constipation, synthetic or thong underwear, infrequent urination, bubble bath or bathing not showering, keepin thighs together when urinating & thus trapping urine behind labia. Germs love urine. ...Read more

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What causes a urinery track infection?

What causes a urinery track infection?

Here are some...: UTI denotes bacterial presence in urinary tract leading to a wide range of topical or systemic symptoms - from none at all to extreme. Bacterial induction to urinary tract is usually related with sexual intercourse, instrumentation, or occassionally with bloodstream spread. But most healthy persons with good bladder emptying and healthy humoral defense immunity can effectively rid the invading bug ...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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Suggest an at home urinary tract infection treatment?

Suggest an at home urinary tract infection treatment?

None: Please see your doctor for a proper treatment so that you do not damage your organs permanently. ...Read more

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Does urinary tract infection clear up on its own?

Does urinary tract infection clear up on its own?

Maybe: Many utis resolve without antibiotics. Use a urinary symptom relief medication over the counter, such as azo, and increase you water intake. If symptoms do not resolve in 2-3 days, can you doctor. ...Read more

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What's a good urinary tract infection treatment at home?

None: Please see a doctor for a proper diagnosis, including culture, if needed, and a prescription for the right antibiotic. ...Read more

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What could aggravate a urinary tract infection?

Not getting treated: Not getting it treated quick or adequately! ...Read more

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Could guys get urinary tract infections?

Could guys get urinary tract infections?

UTI in men: Men can get urinary tract infections if bacteria gets into the urethra from trauma, masturbation, sexual intercourse, etc. Rarely, men who have undiagnosed problems with their urinary tract system may develop an infection without the events listed above. ...Read more

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Does a urinary track infection affect the kidneys?

Does a urinary track infection affect the kidneys?

Could do: If an infection ascends up the urinary collection system, yes it could. It is then called pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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What could cause a UTI (urinary track infection) and headaches?

What could cause a UTI (urinary track infection) and headaches?

Complex: You may have two separate issues going on such as sinusitis and urinary tract infection. Meds up to treat UTI can cause headaches. Need to consider immune system dysfunction. ...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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What's a good urinary tract infection at home treatment?

What's a good urinary tract infection at home treatment?

Antibiotics from Dr.: There is no good home treatment other than taking antibiotics. Drink plenty of water and urinate fairly frequently so bacteria are eliminated at close to or at a faster rate than they reproduce. ...Read more

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How hypertension cause urinary track infection?

Hypertension: Hypertension does not cause urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Does urinary tract infection have white discharge?

There should not: Be a white discharge from the vagina from a urinary tract infection. However, if you have a yeast or other type of infection it may be irritating the urethra and causing symptoms. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...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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Urinary tract infections in pre-teens? What's the usual cause?

Urinary tract infections in pre-teens?  What's the usual cause?

Bacteria from stool: Majority of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTI) are bacteria that live in our intestines. Girls without any anatomical problems most often get UTI because they are not wiping in the correct direction (ie. Front to back) after urination. In teenage girls another cause can be sexual activity. ...Read more

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What causes a urinery track infection?

Here are some...: UTI denotes bacterial presence in urinary tract leading to a wide range of topical or systemic symptoms - from none at all to extreme. Bacterial induction to urinary tract is usually related with sexual intercourse, instrumentation, or occassionally with bloodstream spread. But most healthy persons with good bladder emptying and healthy humoral defense immunity can effectively rid the invading bug ...Read more

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How can I use the web to track infection?

How can I use the web to track infection?

CDC, WHO: You can go the cdc website (www.Cdc.Gov). They have lots of info there and two serial publications: eid (emerging infectious diseases) and mmwr (morbidity mortality weekly report) - both are free. You can also go to the world health organization (who) website at www.Who.Int and its regional website, the pan-american health organization (paho) at new.Paho.Org. ...Read more

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What a unrinary track infection i never had one?

UTI : Urinary tract infection is big diagnosis. Most common subtype is bladder infection (cystitis). Less common, but more serious, is kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Cystitis is diagnosed upon painful, frequent urination w/some sense of urgency. Pyelonephritis adds one-sided back pain plus fever on top of cystitis symptoms. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/urinary-tract-infection/ds00286. ...Read more

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What are the main reasons for urinary track infections?

UTI: This is complex and can't be answered here. Women have a short urethra (tube from bladder out) and the outlet is in the labia (pelvic lips), an area which often has high bacterial counts. This makes them more prone to UTIs than men, and these can be recurrent for a variety of reasons. See www.wisegeekhealth.com/what-is-the-pathophysiology-of-urinary-tract-infection for a basic explanation. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for urinary track infections?

Are there any home remedies for urinary track infections?

Water: The best prevention for uti's are increasing your water intake and possibly cranberry pills or cranberry jiuce. In uncomplicated cases, these have been shown to minimze the symptoms and even help treat these "infections". If these fail, then antibiotics will be neccessary. It is also beneficial to void every 4 to 6 hours and not hold the urine for excessive amounts of time. ...Read more

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How common is it to get two urinary track infections in one month ?

How common is it to get two urinary track infections in one month ?

Recurrent UTI's: Recurrent urinary tract infections need to be evaluated and managed appropriately. You should see a urologist and have appropriate testing which will include urine testing and imaing of the urinary tract. Some patients may also need to undergo cystoscopy. Your urologist will determine the evaluation you needn and the results will guide treatment. ...Read more

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I went to the Dr today and they told me their very worried something wrong with me its been the third time I have a unrinary track infection?

Make sure: Young female has had 3 recent UTI's & queries cause. Firstly, these episodes need to be documented by urine cultures. Symptoms & a "dip stick" test are unreliable for diagnostic purposes. Some doctor unfortunately diagnose based just on symptoms, which can also be found with Interstitial Cystitis; which is common in fibromyalgia sufferers. ...Read more

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What are causes of a urinary track infection?

What are causes of a urinary track infection?

Microscopic organism: Urinary tract infections (uti's) are caused by micro-organisms. These include bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microbial life forms. By far, the most common cause of bacterial urinary tract infection is e. Coli. Structural and functional abnormalities of the genitourinary system predispose people to developing an infection in the urinary tract. ...Read more

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Symptoms of urinary track infection?

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Burning: Typically pain/burning with urination, sometimes increased frequency or incontinence, and can get so severe as to cause fever or confusion. ...Read more

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Can condoms cause unitary track infection?

Can condoms cause  unitary track infection?

Unlikely urinary inf: You can be allergic to substances such as latex found in some condums. Very vigorous sex can result in some burning when you urinate. Urinary infection is caused by germs growing inside your bladder and it is easy to test for by testing your urine. There are other problems besides urinaty infection that can cause burning when you pee or a discharge from your penis. Get checked! ...Read more

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Can condoms cause unitary track infection?

Can condoms cause  unitary track infection?

Unlikely: There may be chemical agents in condoms which will irritate the tip of the penis/urethra, and this may create a slight discomfort, but UTI is very unusual from use of a condom. ...Read more

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Can condoms cause unitary track infection?

Can condoms cause  unitary track infection?

Probably not.: However, condoms have lubricants and spermicides that may cause UTI kid symptoms. Don't discontinue the use of condoms before consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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Can condoms cause unitary track infection?

Can condoms cause  unitary track infection?

Unlikely: There may be chemical agents in condoms which will irritate the tip of the penis/urethra, and this may create a slight discomfort, but UTI is very unusual from use of a condom. ...Read more

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How to cure recurrent urinary track infection?

How to cure recurrent urinary track infection?

Depends on cause: Cure depends on cause- find this out, you'll then be able to cure it: 1.Diabetes (control blood sugars) 2.Irritant (e.G soap too alkali) 3. Anatomical issues (urologic intervention) or 4. Physiologic problem (pharmacotherapy). Regardless, some situations demand a doctor's expertise (serious infection) others require prevention on your part (complete voiding, reduce risk of an std). ...Read more

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Symptoms of a urinary track infection in a boy?

UTI: Urinary tract infections are rare in uncircumcised boys, and very rare in circumcised boys. When they do occur, the boy is usually very young (days to weeks) and has something underlying in the urinary tract that predisposes to infection. The vast majority of boys i've seen complaining of pain with urination did not have a urinary tract infection, they had manual irritation. ...Read more

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Can sex be the cause of urinary track infection?

Can sex be the cause of urinary track infection?

Yes: The vaginal barrel sits just below and parallels the urethra. If sex is prolonged or overly aggressive or the position is right this can cause trauma and mild swelling of the urethra. This is a form of physiologic urinary obstruction and may lead to infection. Same is true if there is swelling of the external genetalia due to sex, with partial occlusion of the urethral orifice. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a urinary track infection?

Variable...: Urinary tract infections don't always cause symptoms, but when they do they may include: a strong / persistent urge to urinate, a burning sensation when urinating, passing frequent small amounts of urine, urine that appears cloudy, urine that appears red / pin / brown - a possible sign of blood in the urine, strong-smelling urine, pelvic pain in women, and sometimes rectal pain in men. ...Read more

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How can you treat my urinary track infection at home?

See your doctor: You will need an antibiotic to clear the infection so you need to see a doctor.You cannot treat it yourself at home. ...Read more