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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. James Lin
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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 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 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 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 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 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 the symptoms of a urinary tract infection in men?

What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection in men?

UTI: Pain or discomfort while urinating or foul odor can be signs of a uti. Your doctor can do a urinalysis and/or culture to assess for white cells and bacteria that might indicate an infection. Subsequently, if there, your doctor would then place you on an antibiotic. ...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 the symptoms of urinary incontinence in males?

Pain & Frequency: Pain with urination and urinary frequency are the most common symptoms. Utis are uncommon in males, so this should be discussed with his doctor. Also, recurrence may indicate an anatomical problem and would need a work up. ...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 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?

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 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 the urinary tract infection symptoms in men?

Similar to women: Much less common. They are frequency and urgency of urination. Burning or stinging with urination. Urethra can be sore or tender.. Foul smelling &/or blood in urine. Low abdominal or pelvic pain. Flank or back pain if infection has reached the kidneys. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Are you taking: Antibiotics? I trust that you saw your doctor and have been prescribed proper antibiotics that you are taking. After that you need to drink plenty of water and you can take over the counter pain medication for pain relief. If the pain persists for more than a day or so, please contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms? Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms?  Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. Uti encompasses both bladder and kidney infections. ...Read more

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Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...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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Is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

Yes: All bladder infections are urinary tract infections, but not all urinary tract infections are bladder infections. You could have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis), which would be a uti, but more serious than a bladder infection (cystitis). ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?

Antibiotics at home: Antibiotics are only sure way of killing the bacteria which have caused the uti/bladder infection. Drinking lots of water plus probiotics can only help. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a bladder infection and uti? Is a bladder infection the same as a urinary tract infection?

What is the difference between a bladder infection and uti? Is a bladder infection the same as a urinary tract infection?

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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Causes of male urinary tract infection ?

Causes of male urinary tract infection
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Multiple: Cause of male UTI are varied and can include - poor fluid intake, phimosis (tight foreskin) and poor hygiene, urianry tratc stones, benign prostate enlargement with incomplete bladder emptying, uretharl stricture, urinary tract stones, and obstruction anywhere in the urinary tract. Furthermore, abnormal connection between the urinary tract and the intestine diverticulitis or cancer may occur. ...Read more

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Will i need to get a male urinary tract infection treated right away?

Yes: If you have a positive urine culture , you should be treated with an antibiotic for which the bacteria in the urine is sensitive. Men, just as women, may have irritative voiding symptoms with a uti; such as urgency, frequency, urinating at night, painful urination, dribbling, incomplete emptying, blood in the urine, etc. ...Read more

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I have a urinary tract infection what should I take and what causes them?

I have a urinary tract infection  what should I take and what causes them?

You shld: Take an antibiotic sensitive to the bacteria causing the infection. They are usually caused by a bacteria. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a urinary tract infection and what kind of medicine can I take for the pain?

Multiple causes: Most urinary infections are bacterial. Some are ascending infections through the urethra, especially in women, other are due to seeding of the kidney through blood. Some urinary infections are prompted by obstruction to the flow of urine. The medicine needs to be tailored to the organism causing the infection and it is not a matter for self-care. Please see your doctor for proper antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have treated a urinary tract infection but it seems to never go away.....What can be the cause of this?

Many causes.: Interstitial cystitis, anatomic abnormality, dysfunctional voiding, medication effect, etc. Need to see your doc who treats the uti. ...Read more

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I've had a urinary tract infection and never resolved it. Can having it for several years untreated, cause erection problems?

Careful: Yes, especially if it is not an UTI but a sexually transmitted disease. Please go get checked. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infection?

What causes urinary tract infection?

Many: Bacteria multiplying in bladder. Not urinating after sex, allowing bacteria which reached bladder ; multiply. 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. ...Read more

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What causes an urinary tract infection?

Risk factors: These include indwelling catheters in the urinary tract, instrumentation, anything that could stagnate urine flow (like stones or obstruction), or abnormal flow of urine (reflux), depressed immunity, sexual intercourse (especially in women). ...Read more

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What can cause urinary tract infection?

3 ways: There are 3 ways that bacteria invade and infect the urinary tract, ascending, hematogenous and lymphatic spread. Ascending means bacteria ascend the urethra into the bladder. Hematogenous spread is when bacteria in the blood stream seed into the kidney tissue. Lymphatic spread is one way bacteria can get from the bladder into the kidney. The other is up the ureter. ...Read more

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What can cause a urinary tract infection?

Many causes: Utis are caused by bacteria getting into bladder and multiplying. Bacteria can enter during sex and hence reason to urinate after sex. Toilet hygiene, not wiping front to back, also keeping thighs closed which traps urine in vagina. Bubble-bath and tubs rather than showers. Thong and non-cotton underwear. Constipation. Withholding urination, drinking too little or urinating often enough. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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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Urinary (Definition)

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