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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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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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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What are symptoms of infertility in older males?

What are symptoms of infertility in older males?

None: There are no reliable symptoms in a male at any age; the only valid way to identify/diagnosis male factor is with a semen analysis. Older males may suffer symptoms related to performance including ed or inability to ejaculate; these are in a different category from male factor infertility. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of yeast infection in women in pregnancy?

What are symptoms of yeast infection in women in pregnancy?

Discharge and itchin: The commest symptoms are ithching, discomfort and thich white cheesy discharge from vagina it can also sometimes cause pan or burning during urination or during sex. ...Read more

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Are you seeing more endometriosis in younger women today?

Are you seeing more endometriosis in younger women today?

Mostly women over 30: Endometriosis is usually found in women over 30. It is defined as endometrial glands outside of the uterus (ovaries are the most common site) and is thought to be caused by prolonged retrograde menstruation. It is the most common cause of female infertility and risk factors include nulliparity (no history of childbirth), family history, and low bmi. ...Read more

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Why do women experience bladder problems and incontinence more than men?

Why do women experience bladder problems and incontinence more than men?

2X more in women: In general, women experience urinary incontinence about twice as often as men. In women, urinary in continence is often caused by damage to the pelvic nerves and musches associated with childbirth. In men it is often related to prostate disease and its treatments. Incidence increases with age in both sexes. ...Read more

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Is chlamydia more common in men? Is chlamydia more often found in men instead of women? .

Chlamydia , women!: There is a higher rate of infection in single females than males! chlamydia is found in 25-28% of single females, and is two-three percent lower in males. This is a national tragedy, because of long term consequences! treatment is simple, but partner's must be simultaneously treated. Best advice; fewer sexual partners: know your partner; and always have the male wear a condom. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of infertility in young women?

What are some symptoms of infertility in young women?

Missed periods: Speaking literally, there are no symptoms specific to female infertility. Missed, absent, or irregular periods come from irregular or abnormal ovulations, which is the most common cause of female infertility. Pelvic pain, particularly painful intercourse, is often (but not always) suggestive of endometriosis, which caa also be a fertility factor in women. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of UTI in women who are preggers?

What are the symptoms of UTI in women who are preggers?

See below: Essentially the same as for non-preggers. That is burning on urination, frequently voiding small amount of urine, always feeling the need to go. ...Read more

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How common is DVT in relatively active men in their early 30s?

How common is DVT in relatively active men in their early 30s?

Family matters: Usually uncommon, unless you have a genetic predisposition to clotting. This is not uncommon and can run in families. Specialized blood tests are needed. ...Read more

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Is it harder for women to hold their urine than men since women have short urethra? Are womens bladder weaker than mens?

Is it harder for women to hold their urine than men since women have short urethra? Are womens bladder weaker than mens?

Length: of urethra probably does not affect strength of sphincter, which is what actually controls bladder emptying. ...Read more

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Can someone in their twenties get urinary incontinence problems?

Can someone in their twenties get urinary incontinence problems?

Yes, at any age: Can develop with urinary infections, after pregnancy, with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord pathology. Needs to be evaluated by a urologist for causal diagnosis ; treatment. ...Read more

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Why are angina symptoms different in women and men?

Why are angina symptoms different in women and men?

Different creatures: We are all wired a little differently. Women are statistically more likely to experience heart pain a little atypically, but all do not. Interestingly, angina, even in people of the same sex, may be experienced quite differently. ...Read more

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What causes urinary frequency in young woman?

What causes urinary frequency in young woman?

UTI: The most common cause in a young woman would be a urinary tract infection. In older ladies overactive bladder amy play a role. Othe cause in a young women maybe interstitial cystitis. See your doctor to see if there is an infection- vagimnal infections can also cause urinary frequency. ...Read more

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Are older men more likely to experience orgasm as they age compared to women?

Are older men more likely to experience orgasm as they age compared to women?

Not related: Older men, by and large acheive orgasm more infrequently as they age. Some women are fortunate and do not experience such a decline. They are the fortunate ones. ...Read more

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Why are some women more suseceptible to uti's (urinary tract infections) than others?

Why are some women more suseceptible to uti's (urinary tract infections) than others?

Anatomy: The bladder's opening, or urethra, and the vagina are in close proximity. Intercourse may force bacteria into the bladder. However, endometriosis may often feel like recurrent uti's . Check with your physician. True recurrent UTI may be suppressed by longterm low dose antibiotics. ...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