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What are the causes of a urinary tract infection?

What are the causes of a urinary tract infection?

Many ways: Not urinating after sex, allowing bacteria which reached bladder during act to multiply causing uti, using bubble-bath and tub baths rather than taking a shower, severe constipation, sub-optimal toilet hygiene- not wiping front to back or holding thighs together with urinating + trapping urine behind labia, witholding urination, thongs and non-cotton underwear, not drinking or urinating enough. ...Read more

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Dr. Moshe Lewis
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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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What are some causes of urinary tract infections?

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What are some causes of urinary tract infections?

Bacteria: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are caused by bacteria. There are several bacteria that could cause the infection. Women are more susceptible as they have a shorter distance from the outside environment to their bladder. Intercourse, catheters and poor hygiene can make someone more likely to get at uti. ...Read more

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What are common male symptoms of urinary tract infection?

What are common male symptoms of urinary tract infection?

Pain frequency: Burning with urination, frequency, urgency, blood in the urine. See a healthcare provider for a checkup. ...Read more

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What are the signs of urinary tract infection in women?

What are the signs of urinary tract infection in women?

Burning & frequency: Frquent urination, burning on urination, foul smelling urine are the most common UTI symptoms. Blood in urine not uncommon, also difficulty in urinating, pelvic or lower abdominal pain. Back/flank pain if infection has reached the kidneys. Common after sex if bladder not emptied after intercourse. ...Read more

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What are the urinary tract infection in men symptoms?

What are the urinary tract infection in men symptoms?

See below: Burning pain on urination, fever, foul smelling urine, rectal pain, cloudy urine. For more information see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/urinary-tract-infection/ds00286. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a urinary tract infection in women?

What are the signs of a urinary tract infection in women?

Urgency, Pain: Urinary tract infections are infections of the urinary system. It is usually from a bacteria that is typically associated with the digestive tract. Typically it causes , pain, frequency of urination, urgency, hesitancy, blood in the urine. It can be a severe problem in older people and is a major cause of illness for them. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Urinary Tract Infection?

UTI: • Risks may include pyelonephritis, strictures in male urethra, sepsis or low birth weight or premature deliveries. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bladder infections?

What are the causes of bladder infections?

Inadequate Emptying: Bacteria are overwhelmingly bacteria present in stool (reason for advice: wipe front to back), grow back up the urethra (tube to the outside), some can partially adhere to the cells lining the urethra & inner bladder wall, may grow fast enough between voiding & not be adequately washed away during each voiding + several additional issues. See: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/872086. ...Read more

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What are causes of a urinary track infection?

Microscopic organism: Urinary tract infections (uti's) are caused by micro-organisms. These include bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microbial life forms. By far, the most common cause of bacterial urinary tract infection is e. Coli. Structural and functional abnormalities of the genitourinary system predispose people to developing an infection in the urinary tract. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of urinary tract infections in elderly men?

Enlarged prostate: Prostatic enlargement can lead to progressive urethral + bladder neck obstruction leading to impaired bladder drainage + various degrees of urinary retention. Also can develop bladder diverticula (outpouchings) from increased voiding pressures in bladder, which do not empty with urination. Retained urine "stagnates" and is fertile ground for utis. ...Read more

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What are all symptoms of a urinary tract infections?

Quite a few: Frequency and urgency of urination. Burning or stinging with urination, foul smelling urine, bloody urine. Urge incontinence or leaking. Lower abdominal pain or tenderness, back/flank pain if infection reaches the kidneys. ...Read more

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What is the cause of urinary tract infection?

What is the cause of urinary tract infection?

Many reasons: it is a very broad question. Girls before puberty suffer from it, young adult women suffer from it ( honeymoon cystitis), older women suffer from it ( post menopausal). Men suffer from it especially with stones, bladder tumors.These are just a few examples. Hence if the urinary infection is recurrent, it must be investigated. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infections in women?

Your own bacteria: Urinary tract infections (UTI) come from bacteria already living on your perineal ("bottom") area. These "bad" bacteria that cause UTI are usually kept in check by other "good" bacteria living in the same area. Reasons women get infections are multifactorial (multiple reasons) including sexual activity, state of immune system, anatomy, bladder function, genetic predisposition, possibly diet, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of urinary tract infection in men?

Burning and frquency: 2 most common symptoms of UTI in both sexes & foull smelling urine. Pelvic pain, reduced force of stream, occasionally blood in urine & back pain if infection reaches the kidneys. Pain with defecation or sitting on a hard stool if infection is in the prostate. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infections in the elderly?

What causes urinary tract infections in the elderly?

It depends: In elderly men enlarged prostate, neurogenic bladder, urinary retention, indwelling foley catheters, diabetes. In elderly women neurogenic bladder, vaginitis, diabetes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of urinary tract infection in men?

UTI: Symptoms for urinary tract infection in men include pain when urinating, pelvic pain, foul odor when urinating or no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having a urinary tract infection?

What are the signs of having a urinary tract infection?

Urgency, Pain: Urinary tract infections are infections of the urinary system. It is usually from a bacteria that is typically associated with the digestive tract. Typically it causes , pain, frequency of urination, urgency, hesitancy, blood in the urine. It can be a severe problem in older people and is a major cause of illness for them. ...Read more

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What are all symptoms of a urinary tract infections?

Quite a few: Frequency and urgency of urination. Burning or stinging with urination, foul smelling urine, bloody urine. Urge incontinence or leaking. Lower abdominal pain or tenderness, back/flank pain if infection reaches the kidneys. ...Read more

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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


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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