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Urine Infections

Acute cystitis

Special emphasis on recurrent cystitis. Recurrent cystitis criteria are those patients who have had more than 3 infections in a year, and require an evaluation by a urologist to rule out any problem that justifies recurrence, as well as a treatment for the acute phase and the evaluation of an eventual preventive treatment.

This pathology frequently affects sexually active women between the ages of 20 and 50, but it can also occur in those who are not sexually active and in girls. Older adults are also at high risk of developing cystitis, with a much higher incidence than in younger people. Cystitis is rare in men. More than 90% of cystitis cases are caused by E. coli, a bacteria found in the intestine and colon.

Clinic: Pressure in the lower part of the pelvis, painful urination, urgent need to urinate, cloudy urine, urine odor.

Acute Prostatitis

Acute prostatitis is a common type of acute bacterial infection that is easily diagnosed and usually responds well to antibiotic treatment. The clinical picture is characterized by sudden onset with high fever, chills or tremors, general malaise, low back pain and intense voiding discomfort that can lead to acute urine retention.

The infection clears quickly with antibiotics that must be maintained for a relatively long time between six and eight weeks.

It is important once an acute episode has been presented, to rule out any cause that could justify its cause and to evaluate the characteristics of the prostate and the proper functioning of the urine bladder.