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Why Do I Keep Getting Urinary Tract Infections
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I seem to get yeast and urinary tract infections very easily. What can I get at the health food store to prevent them?
See a gyn: Or urogynecologist to have the problem evaluated thoroughly. ...Read more
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
I'm a 69-year-old woman with recurring urinary tract infections. The latest shows ecoli in my urine. Why do I get these? How can I prevent them?
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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