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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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How do you get a uti?

How do you get a uti?

Bacteria in bladder: Bacteria reach bladder from the anus, adhere to the lining & multiply, doubling in number every 20 - 30 mins. Can enter during sex, hence need to empty bladder after. Bubble bath & sitting in soapy bathwater irritates urethral opening & bacteria enter. Same with non cotton underwear & thongs & wiping back to front, more bacteria in area when constipated. Infrequent urination lets bacteria multiply. ...Read more

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What % of men get UTI's?

What % of men get UTI's?

UTI: A urine infection is often called a urinary tract infection (UTI) by doctors. When the infection is just in the bladder and urethra, this is called a lower UTI. If it travels up to affect one or both kidneys as well then it is called an upper UTI. This can be more serious than lower UTIs, as the kidneys can become damaged by the infection. http://patient.info/health/urine-infection-in-men ...Read more

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Can u get a UTI over night?

Can u get a UTI over night?

Yes.: You can get it anywhere, anytime. The infection starts slowly and eventually crosses a threshold at which you "suddenly" notice it. ...Read more

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Can you get a UTI from sex?

Can you get a UTI from sex?

Yes, in fact, ...: Most UTI in sexually active females occur within 1-2 days after coitus if it happens. So, honeymoon cystitis was coined. However, sex is a part of life and UTI can be effectivley managed. But, don't forget low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession. ...Read more

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Another UTI how do you get it?

Another UTI how do you get it?

Bacteria in bladder: Bacteria reach bladder from the anus, adhere to the lining & multiply, doubling in number every 20 - 30 mins. Can enter during sex, hence need to empty bladder after. Bubble bath & sitting in soapy bathwater irritates urethral opening & bacteria enter. Same with non cotton underwear & thongs & wiping back to front, more bacteria in area when constipated. Infrequent urination lets bacteria multiply. ...Read more

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How come i get utis after sex?

How come i get utis after sex?

Bacteria milked up: There are bacteria from the rectum outside and around the urethral opening, which is only 1-2 millimeters away fro the vaginal opening. They get pushed up the urethra by the pumping action of penis in the vagina, which lies directly under the urethra. Thus bacteria are "massaged", pushed or milked up into the bladder where they multiply and cause a uti. Hence advice to empty bladder after sex. ...Read more

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Can i get UTI from my boyfriend?

Yes: Transmission of urinary tract infection to a sexual partner is less common than other classic sexually transmitted diseases, but is certainly documented. It can happen. ...Read more

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Can you get UTI from toilet seat?

No: You cannot get a UTI from a toilet seat. If you have symptoms of a uti, then you should be seen and treated. You cannot pick up an infection (including std's) from toilet seats. ...Read more

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Why do I get more than 5 UTI a year?

Why do I get more than 5 UTI a year?

Several reasons: Urinary tract infections in women are more likely to occur with tight clothing, wiping from back to front, taking baths vs. Showers, and sexual activity. Consult with your family doctor, internist or urologist to see if something else is occurring. ...Read more

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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