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What would be the most common causes and symptoms for UTI (urinary track infection) for men?

What would be the most common causes and symptoms for UTI (urinary track infection) for men?

Frequent urination a: Painful and frequent urination are common symptoms of uti. Fever and blood in the urine can also be a symptoms in severe infection. But UTI is rare in men unless there is an obstruction to urine flow. So this requires careful evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Why do females have urinary tract infections (utis) more often than men?

Why do females have urinary tract infections (utis) more often than men?

Anatomy: The male and female urinary tract is different when it comes to anatomy. Females have shorter urethras than their male counterparts. A shorter urethra makes it easier for bacteria to travel up the urethra to the bladder. The urethra in a female is also closer to the rectum allowing for a shorter distance for bacteria to travel. This is why proper hygiene is recommended for females to prevent uti. ...Read more

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I have really painful UTI infection! what should I do?

I have really painful UTI infection! what should I do?

UTI cure: If you want to cure a uti, you must get a diagnosis. Go to physician, have your urine cultured and get started on an antibiotic, or another appropriate agent. If you have no organism in your urine, bacterial or fungal, you have no uti. ...Read more

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How will I know my UTI infection went away completely?

How will I know my UTI infection went away completely?

Urinalysis: A urinalysis with a reflex to a urine culture with sensitivities will reveal if there is a bacterial persistence or reinfection. Your symptoms would have improved as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a really bad UTI infection, when will the meds start to work?

24-48 hrs: If you are not feeling any better by 3 days, return to your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful and constantly reoccurring utis (water infections/cystitis) just wont go away! what can I do?

Painful and constantly reoccurring utis (water infections/cystitis) just wont go away! what can I do?

Find a specialist: (urologist or urogynecologist) who is interested in evaluating women with this problem. Uti is not always sucessfully treated just with antibiotics and there are other causes of bladder symptoms besides urinary infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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When should ur tablets start to work for a UTI infection.. Been on mine 4 days now 3 times a day and no improvement at all what do I do now?

Check urine culture.: Not all infections are the same. You may have an infection with a bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic you are taking. Also you need to make sure you are working with the correct diagnosis. Follow up on urine tests and cultures. See your doctor for evaluation of alternate possible causes of your symptoms. Good luck and i wish you a speedy recovery! ...Read more

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I always get an UTI infection after sex?

I always get an UTI infection after sex?

Common: Getting a urinary tract infection (UTI) is fairly common after sexual activity. Some options include urinating immediately after intercourse, or taking an antibiotic to prevent the uti. This option should be discussed with your doctor to see if it is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How can I cure a bladder/uti infection using home remedies?

How can I cure a bladder/uti infection using home remedies?

Cranberry and fluid: Fluid hydration and frequent emptying of your bladder is the most important way to cure bladder infections at home. Cranberry concentrate pill will also help, acidifying the urine and preventing bacterial adherance to the bladder lining. If symptoms persist you should seek care from your doctor. ...Read more

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I believe my daughter has a UTI infection, what's the best natural course of action.

I believe my daughter has a UTI infection, what's the best natural course of action.

See a doctor: If your little girl has a UTI she needs to be evaluated and treated medically. For prevention you can pick any of a number of approaches to prevent a uti. If she's got an infection, with symptoms of fever, pain, frequency, foul smelling or cloudy urine, she'll need to be treated with antibiotics. Infections, if untreated, can cause kidney damage or become life threatening. Don't wait. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Martin Raff
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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