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Uti Associated With A Catheter
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a findings of nephrolitiases in left kidney with possible staghorn formation associated with mild pelvocaliectasia?
IS THERE: a question here???? Ask again Dr Z ...Read more
Can you have a UTI which may now be a kidney infection.... With urine with WBC of >40 and no blood in urine?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low dose: Once daily at a dose of 125mg/day should be safe. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might it be possible that a a male have difficulty emptying their bladder with interstitial cystitis alone without prostate problems?
Might it be possible that a a man have difficulty urinating with a bladder infection alone, without a prostate infection involved?
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
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
Can a man be a carrier of a bladder infection? Like cystitis, interstitial cystitis, or urinary tract infection?
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
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