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Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Need more Info: At your age its difficult to comprehend your question. Foley catheters are a major cause of bladder and kidney infections. Be careful. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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I was just disagnosed with a uti. Is urinary leakage a symptom in elderly?

I was just disagnosed with a uti. Is urinary leakage a symptom in elderly?

It can be: Sometimes urinary incontinence is a symptom in the elderly; especially if incontinence was not an issue prior to the infection. Infection may irritate the lining of the bladder causing spasm and the subsequent leakage. ...Read more

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Can I have a bladder infection with no nitrates present?

Can I have a bladder infection with no nitrates present?

Yes: Nitrites are an indication of certain type of bacteria (gram negative commonly e. Coli), but other bacteria may not cause a urinalysis to be nitrite positive. Urine culture is the definitive way to diagnose a uti, and you should follow with your physician for diagnosis and possible treatment if UTI identified. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection go into a uti? Or is urinary freq. Common with a yeast infection?

Can a yeast infection go into a uti? Or is urinary freq. Common with a yeast infection?

Urinary frequency: A yeast infection can not turn into a uti. One could have both at the same time. Yeast can cause urinary frequency although I do not see that very often. ...Read more

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How do I prevent urinary tract infections in a quadriplegic with a suprapubic catheter?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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How do I prevent urinary tract infections in a quadriplegic with a suprapubic catheter?

Urinary antiseptic: Taking urinary antiseptic, e.g., methenamine mandelate (uroquid) along with maintaing strict sterile technique while catheterizing would reduce the incidents of uti. ...Read more

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Can having sex with someone with a big penis cause a urinary tract infection?

Can having sex with someone with a big penis cause a urinary tract infection?

Any sex might: The physical location of the urethra ( opening to bladder) is just above the vaginal opening. Any sexual activity can drive germs into the urethra and allow their entry into the bladder, resulting in a urinary tract infection.Solo or partner related sex can do this in susceptable women. Those with the susceptability can reduce the frequency of infections by urinating after sex. ...Read more

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Can you have a UTI which may now be a kidney infection.... With urine with WBC of >40 and no blood in urine?

Can you have a UTI which may now be a kidney infection.... With urine with WBC of >40 and no blood in urine?

Yes.: If there is wbc in urine, it usually means bladder infection, which in turn could spread to kidneys and cause a serious disease. Consult with your doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more

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With a bladder iinfection/ UTI can there be a hint of bleeding when whipping after urniating?

With a bladder iinfection/ UTI can there be a hint of bleeding when whipping after urniating?

Yes: Blood in the urine is one of the most common signs of an urinary tract infection. However, if the bleeding persists after you have finished your antibiotics treatment for the uti, you should see your doctor for a urology referral to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Peeing blood clots with a bladder infection?

Peeing blood clots with a bladder infection?

Possible: It is possible to urinate blood clots with any process that erodes or denudes blood vessels - from cancer to infection to bladder trauma or irritation from meds. It would be nice to see that the blood goes away with resolution of your infection. If it does not you need further investigation. ...Read more

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Does a Foley catheter cause pain and infection always?

Dr. Michael Yu Dr. Yu
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Does a Foley catheter cause pain and infection always?

No: A foley catheter can cause urethral discomfort and bladder spasms, and can increase the risk for infection, but this is not always the case. Current catheter systems are usually closed and have a lower infection rate, but the rate is still higher than no catheter at all. Medications can be used to counter the pain, but removal of the catheter as soon as possible is best. ...Read more

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Is diclofenac good for treating pain associated with a kidney stone and a kidney infection?

Is diclofenac good for treating pain associated with a kidney stone and a kidney infection?

Yes,may be: well it is what is called NSAID and it could be a powerful medication for pain but it is used to take care more of a chronic pain vs the acute pain that is associated with kidney stone so it depend how dag the pain is NSAID good medicine the long use of it could cause damages to the kidney and possible liver and as we get older it should not been used to our geriatric patient for the toxic effect ...Read more

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Can I have a bladder infection with no blood in urine?

Can I have a bladder infection with no blood in urine?

Yes: Frequency of urination, painful voiding, and occasionally fever can all be present wih a bladder infection even if there is no blood in the urine. In fact, while there can be blood associated with a uti, most of the time there is no complaint of blood in the urine, but burning and frequency is usually present. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones, and use a urinary catheter. I'm plagued with uti's and I'm only urinating 200ml per day. Could this be caused by the stones?

I have kidney stones, and use a urinary catheter. I'm plagued with uti's and I'm only urinating 200ml per day. Could this be caused by the stones?

Low urine: Low urine flow per day will enable and promote stones. A stone may be blocking a ureter and limit urine flow. UTI can enable stones, particularly mixed ammonia-calcium-phosphate stones and staghorn stones. Nephrocalcinosis can develop in this setting too. If you drink more, will you make more urine? This will help. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a male have difficulty emptying their bladder with interstitial cystitis alone without prostate problems?

Sure: Often, medical providers will ascribe all urinary symptoms to prostate problems. However, the incidence of irritative bladder symptoms in men is also very high. ...Read more

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Does pyridium (phenazopyridine) prevent a urine dipstick for leukocytes from showing ? Can a woman with flank pain and urinary burning on pyridium (phenazopyridine) have a pyelonephriti

Does pyridium (phenazopyridine) prevent a urine dipstick for leukocytes from showing ? Can a woman with flank pain and urinary burning  on pyridium (phenazopyridine) have a pyelonephriti

Yes and yes: Pyridium (phenazopyridine) dyes the urine orange & that color can interfere with the dipstick test for leukocytes. But the gold-standards for diagnosing UTI's is looking for leukocytes under the microscope (for immediate dx) & culture.Pyridium (phenazopyridine) does not interfere with those. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) only reduces symptoms & doesn't treat the infection. You might have pyelonephritis, which can be serious. Seek medical attention ASAP! ...Read more

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Are there things i can do to prevent urinary tract infection in a quadriplegic with a suprapubic catheter?

Are there things i can do to prevent urinary tract infection in a quadriplegic with a suprapubic catheter?

Catheters: Tough problem. Suprapubic catheters are foreign bodies in the bladder with a connection to the outside world. Frequent catheter changes - at least every 4 weeks, cleaning catheter with dilute hydrogen peroxide and placing neosporin ointment at insertion site several times daily can help. Sometimes antimicrobial catheter irrigations or low dose antibiotics are needed. Talk to urologist about this. ...Read more

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Can a man be a carrier of a bladder infection? Like cystitis, interstitial cystitis, or urinary tract infection?

Not really: The only role a male has in female cystitis is by the mechanical aspect of sexual intercourse or possibly cunnilingus. He is not transmitting the organism from his body to hers but facilitating the transmission of her own bacteria into her bladder. ...Read more

Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more