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Doctor insights on: Ways To Get A Urinary Tract Infection

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Can a yeast infection cause you to get a urinary tract infection?

Can a yeast infection cause you to get a urinary tract infection?

Yes -yeast will help: other germs. Think of it this way - the germs are having a 'party' at your expense. So if you have symptoms of urinary frequency, burning or discomfort, and/or abnormal smell or appearance of the urine - you could have a UTI as well as candidal vaginitis. Sorry! But your doc should be able to help - I recommend to call over there. A urinalysis will confirm the exact 'cause' of the infection. ...Read more

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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Need a way to get rid of a recurrent urinary tract infection with out antibiotics?

Need a way to get rid of a recurrent urinary tract infection with out antibiotics?

Sorry won't work: You need antibiotics to first get rid of the uti. Then try cranberry gelcaps or tabs. To reduce liklihood fof urther utis (cranberry reduces ability of bacteria to adhere to bladder lining). Hope ur urinating after sex, wearing cotton panties + no thongs, taking showers & not baths, drinking plenty of water & avoiding constipation. Might still require Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) after sex. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can someone get a urinary tract infection?

How can someone get a urinary tract infection?

Urinary Tract Infect: Easy. Irritation of the urethra or exposure to bacteria. Girls get utis more commonly than boys. It is because the urethra is so short and bacteria can invade very easily. One of the most common ways is if you wipe your bowels toward your vagina rather than away; if you irritate your urethra with tampons or other menstrual products; if you irritate the urethra on a hot and dry day, etc. ...Read more

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Don?T understand ways to get a urinary tract infection?

Don?T understand ways to get a urinary tract infection?

Bacterial entry: Bacteria gain access to bladder and multiply.Can gain entry with sex and multiply if not expelled by urinating after sex. Bacteria can enter if urine is trapped by closed labia or via thong or synthetic fabric underwear.Fecal bacteria can be present on skin aound vaginal & urethral opening & make their way up into bladder, eg by above routes. Estrogen causes urethra to thicken & be more protective. ...Read more

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Explain how you get a urinary tract infection?

Explain how you get a urinary tract infection?

Ascending and blood: Borne. Bacteria can reach the bladder by traveling up the urethra, especially in women. Kidney may get infected by seeding from blood borne bacteria. For details see this site. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urinary-tract-infections-in-teens-and-adults-topic-overview. ...Read more

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How do you get a urinary tract infection?

How do you get a urinary tract infection?

Here are some...: UTI emerges while personal defense ability does not suffice or fails to kill or eliminate the invading bacteria. Example, toothbrushing may result in bacteremia in many daily but without sickness; likewise does UTI. While bacterial presence is essential to get infection, that is not always the case; to become infected, some noticeable causes can be traced ... like incomplete emptying bladder... ...Read more

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How to help a urinary tract infection from returning?

How to help a urinary tract infection from returning?

Ascending and blood: Borne. Bacteria can reach the bladder by traveling up the urethra, especially in women. Kidney may get infected by seeding from blood borne bacteria. For details see this site. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urinary-tract-infections-in-teens-and-adults-topic-overview. ...Read more

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How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you get pleurisy from an urinary tract bacterial infection?

Infection: You can't get pleurisy from a bladder infection but you can get it if you have a kidney infection that goes into your blood stream as well. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of urinary tract infections?

Antibiotics: The only effective way to get rid of a urinary tract infection is by taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Kidney doctors, how to prevent a urinary tract infection?

Kidney doctors, how to prevent a urinary tract infection?

Try the following: Empy bladder soon after sex, never use bubble bath & shower rather than bathe, use cotton underwerar & never thongs, avoid/treat constipation if present, drink plenty of water and avoid retaining urine which means urinate every 3 hours or so, drink cranberry juice or cranberry tablets or gelgaps to reduce ability of bacteria to adhere to bladder wall lining. Avoid feminine douches & deodorants. ...Read more

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How can you contract an ecolie infection through a urinary track infection?

How can you contract an ecolie infection through a urinary track infection?

E coli is bacteria: E coli is the name of a type of bacteria which typically lives in the gut, but can travel anywhere and cause an infection. "regular" e coli from a woman's colon often finds its way forward to the urethra (passage from bladder to outside) and is a common cause of utis in women. Other dangerous strains of e coli (o157-h7) are more commonly found in food sources from contaminated livestock or crops. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a urinary tract infection?

How can I get rid of a urinary tract infection?

Needs to be treated: If you have a urinary tract infection, it needs to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you get a bladder infection without first getting a uti? What can cause bladder infection?

Can you get a bladder infection without first getting a uti? What can cause bladder infection?

UTI/BLADDER INFECTIO: Uti is urinary tract infection means infection in any part of urinary tract including bladder, urethra and kidneys bladder infection is used just for bladder infection so bladder infection is uti bladder infection is more common in females as the urethra is smaller as copared to men.And bacteria can easily travel up to the bladder.The examples are after sex in some and others by contamination. ...Read more

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Can there be an over-the-counter way to cure a urinary tract infection?

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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Can there be a natural way to get rid of a urinary tract infection without taking antibiotics?

Can there be a natural way to get rid of a urinary tract infection without taking antibiotics?

No: There are many things that can be purchased over the counter that are meant to prevent urinary tract infections (typically cranberry based) or to ease the discomfort associated with a urinary tract infection, but after an infection occurs, there are no effective ways of ridding the bladder of the bacterial overgrowth other than an antibiotic prescribed by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Where can I go to get urinary tract infection medicine?

Where can I go to get urinary tract infection medicine?

Your doctor: The correct ;medication for your situation is best obtained via your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you treat a urinary tract infection?

How do you treat a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: Confirm UTI with urinalysis and get urine culture & sensitivities. Initiate course of antibiotics such as bactrim, Macrodantin or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) whilst awaiting culture report. Switch antibiotics if bacteria are resistant. Also advise liberal fluid intake, preferably water plus urinate every 2 - 3 hours. I also prescribe pyridium, if necessary, to relieve symptoms of burning on urination if severe. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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. Linda Callaghan
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more