Causes The bacterial strains that cause UTIs include: Escherichia (E.) coli is responsible for most uncomplicated cystitis cases in women, especially in younger women. E. coli is generally a harmless microorganism originating in the intestines. If it spreads to the vaginal opening, it may invade and colonize the bladder, causing an infection. The spread of E. coli to the vaginal opening most commonly occurs when women or girls wipe themselves from back to front after urinating, or after sexual activity. Staphylococcus saprophyticus accounts for 5 - 15% of UTIs, mostly in younger women. Klebsiella , Enterococci bacteria, and Proteus mirabilis account for most of remaining bacterial organisms that cause UTIs. They are generally found in UTIs in older women. Rare bacterial causes of UTIs include ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis , which are typically harmless organisms. Organisms in Severe or Complicated Infections The bacteria that cause kidney infections ( pyelonephritis ) are general...
Alternative Names Stones - bladder; Urinary tract stones; Bladder calculi Treatment Drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water or more per day to increase urinary output may help the stones pass. Your health care provider may remove stones that do not pass on their own using a cystoscope (a small tube that passes through the urethra to the bladder). Some stones may need to be removed using open surgery. Medications are rarely used to dissolve the stones. Causes of bladder stones should be treated. Most commonly bladder stones are seen with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or bladder outlet obstruction . For patients with BPH and bladder stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) can be performed with stone removal. Support Groups Expectations (prognosis) Most bladder stones are expelled or can be removed without permanent damage to the bladder. They may come back if the cause is not corrected. If the stones are left untreated, they may cause repeated urinary tract infections or permanent damage...
Does yogurt help prevent yeast infections?
Several studies have suggested that one cup of yogurt a day(only the kind that has acidophilus bacteria) may reduce the frequency of vaginal yeast infections . Check the label for the statement "contains live cultures" or similar text.
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