What does Balisawsaw mean?
Having a urinary tract infection, or UTI, is not just uncomfortable but also painful. It is often referred to in the Philippines in local lingo as balisawsaw.
Is urethritis curable?
Urethritis is commonly due to infection by bacteria, most often through sexual contact. It can typically be cured with antibiotics.
What is the best treatment for urethritis?
The combination of azithromycin (Zithromax) or doxycycline plus ceftriaxone (Rocephin) or cefixime (Suprax) is recommended as empiric treatment for urethritis.
How long can urethritis last?
It may sometimes take 2 or 3 weeks for your symptoms to disappear completely.
What is the difference between urolithiasis and nephrolithiasis?
Abstract. Urolithiasis (urinary tract calculi or stones) and nephrolithiasis (kidney calculi or stones) are well-documented common occurrences in the general population of the United States. The etiology of this disorder is multifactorial and is strongly related to dietary lifestyle habits or practices.
What are 5 major complications of urolithiasis?
Complications include acute renal failure secondary to obstruction, anuria, urinary tract infection with renal obstruction, and sepsis.
What is the main cause of urethritis?
Urethritis is an inflammation (swelling and irritation) of the urethra, the tube that takes urine (pee) from your bladder to the outside of your body. Typically, urethritis is caused by an infection. Most commonly, but not always, the cause is a sexually transmitted infection (sexually transmitted disease) (STD/STI).
Can nephrolithiasis cause kidney failure?
It is well known that nephrolithiasis can cause post-renal acute kidney injury (AKI) via obstruction of urinary outflow, often associated with rapid deterioration in renal function. Irreversible kidney damage can result if urinary drainage is not corrected in a timely fashion.
How is urolithiasis diagnosed?
You will collect a urine sample at a doctor’s office or at a lab, and a health care professional will test the sample. Urinalysis can show whether your urine has blood in it and minerals that can form kidney stones. White blood cells and bacteria in the urine mean you may have a urinary tract infection. Blood tests.
Who is at risk for urethritis?
Being male, ages 20 to 35. Having many sexual partners. High-risk sexual behavior (such as men having penetrating anal sex without a condom) History of sexually transmitted diseases.