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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Can a vagina infection cause a uti.

Can a vagina infection cause a uti.

No: A vaginal infection will not cause a UTI, but a UTI can feel like a vaginal infection, and both can occur at the same time. in the presence of a vaginal infection, the urine may be contaminated and give a false indication of urinary infection. ...Read more

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Continuous kidney infections. Caused by utis?

Continuous kidney infections. Caused by utis?

Get evaluated. : Kidney infections, are by definition, urinary tract infections. They usually start as infections of the bladder & ascend to the kidneys. If you are having repeated infections of the kidney, you need a workup to determine if there are underlying conditions such as stones, kidney failure, diabetes, or foreign bodies contributing to this. Repeated infections can lead to loss of kidney function. ...Read more

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What are the most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

What are the most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

Here is ...: E. coli is still the commonest bacteria causing UTI although the incidence to discover offending bugs may widely vary among diverse patient population - young or old, community dwelling or hospital admission, catheterized or not, etc. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause another infection or desiease like chlimydia?

No: Utis and chlamydia are caused by different bacteria and in different circumstances. Chlamydia is sexually=transmitted. Uti is any bacterial infection that gets into the urinary tract and causes symptoms. Usually, the bacteria is your own. One does not predispose to the other. ...Read more

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Would a bad infection caused by an untreated UTI show up as dementia?

Would a bad infection caused by an untreated UTI show up as dementia?

Elderly: Although more likely to be diagnosed as a delerium, a UTI is a common cause of confusion and disorientation in the elderly. If not ruled-out, patients can mistakenly be diagnosed with dementia. Once the UTI is treated, the sensorium generally improves, unless there is another condition or disorder present. ...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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Had UTI 2 months ago. Took antibiotics. Seems as if infection is still present. The only time i feel normal is during my monthly. What's a poss. Cause?

Had  UTI 2 months ago. Took antibiotics. Seems as if infection is still present. The only time i feel normal is during my monthly. What's a poss. Cause?

Not sure what: You mean by not normal? If still in pain go see doc, you may still have an infection or have gotten another. Good luck. ...Read more

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. 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