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What is the difference between a UTI and a kidney stone?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Infection/metabolic

A UTI is an infection caused by bacteria that crawl up inside the urethra and invade tissue.
A kidney stone is a collection of crystals that clump together in the kidney then travel down the tubes into the bladder then out through the urethra. A kidney stone and an infection may co-exist.

In brief: Infection/metabolic

A UTI is an infection caused by bacteria that crawl up inside the urethra and invade tissue.
A kidney stone is a collection of crystals that clump together in the kidney then travel down the tubes into the bladder then out through the urethra. A kidney stone and an infection may co-exist.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Infection vs. stone

Uti means urinary tract infection.
I may involve the urinary bladder or kidney and urinary bladder and need to be treated with prescription antibiotics. A kidney stone is deposition of minerals. Stones can be pulverized by sound waves so that fragments may pass through the urine.

In brief: Infection vs. stone

Uti means urinary tract infection.
I may involve the urinary bladder or kidney and urinary bladder and need to be treated with prescription antibiotics. A kidney stone is deposition of minerals. Stones can be pulverized by sound waves so that fragments may pass through the urine.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: What did your docsay

A UTI is caused by bacteria in the bladder, a kidney infection is caused by bacteria in the kidney, a kidney stone is a caused by excessive oxalate or calcium that forms a stone, those are 2 totally different problems but sometimes u can have both at the same time.

In brief: What did your docsay

A UTI is caused by bacteria in the bladder, a kidney infection is caused by bacteria in the kidney, a kidney stone is a caused by excessive oxalate or calcium that forms a stone, those are 2 totally different problems but sometimes u can have both at the same time.
Dr. Alan Patterson
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Infection/stone

Uti or urinary tract infection is infection in urinary tract which includes kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra kidney stone is a stone made up of calcium or another chemical is stuck in kidney or the pevic of the kidney.

In brief: Infection/stone

Uti or urinary tract infection is infection in urinary tract which includes kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra kidney stone is a stone made up of calcium or another chemical is stuck in kidney or the pevic of the kidney.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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