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What are all symptoms of a urinary tract infections?

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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Why do I keep getting urinary tract infections?

Why do I keep getting urinary tract infections?

Many causes: Tjere can be many factors. It would be best to see a physician to determine why you have infections. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting urinary tract infections after my endometriosis flares up and then subsides?

Why do I keep getting urinary tract infections after my endometriosis flares up and then subsides?

Are you sure?: There is no link between urinary tract infections and endometriosis but endometriosis flares could cause the same symptoms as a UTI in some cases. Some people have endometriosis on or in their bladder. Consider getting tested for interstitial cystitis too as this can mimic endometriosis and bladder infections. ...Read more

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Could guys get urinary tract infections?

Could guys get urinary tract infections?

UTI in men: Men can get urinary tract infections if bacteria gets into the urethra from trauma, masturbation, sexual intercourse, etc. Rarely, men who have undiagnosed problems with their urinary tract system may develop an infection without the events listed above. ...Read more

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Why do women get urinary tract infections?

Why do women get urinary tract infections?

UTI: short distance from anus , vagina and feces to uretheral orifice. I would go to wikipedia for more details and discuss with you Dr. As your reasons may be different from most. ...Read more

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How come i get so many urinary tract infections?

How come i get so many urinary tract infections?

UTI risks: The most common reasons center around issues of hygiene and hydration status. Make sure these things are optimized, and then review with your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from constant urinary tract infections?

How can I get relief from constant urinary tract infections?

Find a cause: You may have a stone in the kidney or bladder, some malformation, or some other mechanical or idiosyncratic reason for having these. Cystoscopy and imaging of the gu tract may be in order. ...Read more

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What causes some one to get urinary tract infections every month?

What causes some one to get urinary tract infections every month?

Here are some ...: How have you known having monthly UTI? Is it based on irritative voiding symptoms or symptoms + urine culture? If just on symptoms around period or ovulation, such irritative voiding symptoms may be related with hormonal change making urinary lining more sensitive in some; if on Sx + U-culture, you then indeed have bacterial UTI, which could be treated with timely use of preventive antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why would a child of 7 years get 2 urinary tract infections this year?

Why would a child of 7 years get 2 urinary tract infections this year?

Be seen: It is unusual for a child of that age to get many infections. Particularly if it is a male, but even if it is a female, there may be anatomic sources for their problem. ...Read more

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How can I stop having urinary tract infections and why do I get them all the time, 26y female?

How can I stop having urinary tract infections and why do I get them all the time, 26y female?

Several reasons: Majority of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTI) are bacteria that live in our intestines. Sexual activity can lead to frequent uti, also consider anatomical problems that may exist which have not been diagnosed yet. Most frequently UTI occur due to improper wiping after urination. I would see an urologist to help with this issue. ...Read more

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My aunt says she has urinary tract infections. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My aunt says she has urinary tract infections. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Female UTI: Urinary tract infection very common in females as the urinary tract is short . Also in my practice I have seen safe hygiene is very important to prevent getting repeated urinary infection in females. Females should always use wet wipes and from front to back. This practice I have recommened to all my female patients and seen improved outcome. ...Read more

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Why do I get urinary tract infections so often? How can I prevent this from happening?

Why do I get urinary tract infections so often? How can I prevent this from happening?

Talk to you doctor.: Without more information, it is unclear if these recurrent utis are relapses or reinfections. Your doctor should determine if appropriate antibiotics were utilized. You may also need to have a discussion with your doctor regarding hygiene, bathing habits, sexual history, etc. There may be an anatomic abnormality that could be evaluated by a urologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do you get back pain with urinary tract infections?

Do you get back pain with urinary tract infections?

Yes possibly: A UTI can cause back pain in more severe cases. It may be a sign of pyelonephritis which is infection of the kidney - usually due to spread of the uti. ...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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Is it normal to get urinary tract infections after cholecystectomy?

Is it normal to get urinary tract infections after cholecystectomy?

It's possible: It is not "normal" to have a urinary infection after cholecystectomy, but it can happen, particularly if there was a catheter placed. A short course of antibiotics and some cranberry juice should fix it right up however. ...Read more

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Why would I get urinary tract infections a couple days to a week leading up to my period?

Bacteria in the uret: Bact is getting into the urethra, you need a culture and urinalysis to see if it is really an infection or another type of irritation, so you should see your gyn and you may need to see a urologist. Once you are properly diagnosed things can be done to try to prevent infection in the future if it is truly an infection. ...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


Urinary (Definition)

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