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crohn's and UTI's....
« on: July 24, 2007, 12:44:19 PM »

Like most people with Crohn's I've had symptoms for years and years...
but has anyone noticed an increase in UTI's or other urinary problems?
And has anyone been told by their dr their frequency might be directly related to Crohn's?
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Re: crohn's and UTI's....
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2007, 02:18:09 PM »

yes...it's easy for women to get UTIs due to fecal content entering the urinary tract. 

it's been said to help decrease UTIs be cautious in your wiping habits.  I'm sure you know what I mean there.  But one thing that is useful is to use moistened wipes after bowel movements.  It helps to keep the area cleaner than regular TP

Another possible contamination occurance is fistulization (if that's a word...lol)  When the digestive tract including the rectum and anus form fistulas to the bladder or urethra allowing fecal matter to enter, UTIs are common.
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Re: crohn's and UTI's....
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2007, 02:40:03 PM »

okay...i've had UTI's my whole life....So i'm a pro in prevention.....but still get them occasionaly-no matter what I do

I guess I never put two and two together till being dx'd w/ CD.
I'll have to check into the fistulization.....

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Re: crohn's and UTI's....
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2007, 02:47:47 PM »

I have often wondered if the UTI correlation was the fact that Crohn's patients tend to evacuate a lot of their liquids/urine through the bowels instead of the normal urinary tract?  Often a considered a trigger for people with UTI's are the instances of not drinking enough water.

I know this is usually a more woman dominate infection, but I have had one or two of them myself over the years.   This is what makes me think this.

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Re: crohn's and UTI's....
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2007, 02:56:23 PM »

i got to say no i have not noticed but then again everyone is different..

hope you feel better soon

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Re: crohn's and UTI's....
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2007, 04:27:50 PM »

Yes, I've had alot of UTI's but never associated them with Crohn's. Another thing to think about are thong panties.. those are a no no if you would like to keep contamination away from your urinary tract. I won't got into details why.. use your imagination.. lol
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Re: crohn's and UTI's....
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2007, 12:53:26 AM »

Ive had them frequently too and was told it was because I have CD and because Im a girl.
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Re: crohn's and UTI's....
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2007, 01:50:47 AM »

i got to say no i have not noticed but then again everyone is different..
hope you feel better soon
lisa
OK i jinxed my self i have an UTI and it kills me ...

hope all is well
i will go and swallow my own words right now
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Re: crohn's and UTI's....
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2007, 08:06:05 AM »

I have also always been unlucky and experienced many UTI's over my life. My dr said that CD could cause an increase - I started stealing my son's baby wipes a few years ago and now every toilet in our house has a box of baby wipes next to it. They help cut the frequency of UTI's enormously. I have to use the unscented kinds or I have other girly problems too!!
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Re: crohn's and UTI's....
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2007, 02:34:45 PM »

girly problems SUCK!!! :wah:
Good thing I don't wear thongs...i learned that lession a long time ago....it's tighty whities for me!!!!

Hard to be sexy in grannie panties... the hubby will have to use his imagination.

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Re: crohn's and UTI's....
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2007, 03:07:59 PM »

LOL @skkuyper... Yes I've preached about thongs being bad.. but will anyone listen??? Very bad. bad thongs..

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Re: crohn's and UTI's....
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2007, 03:12:18 PM »

LOL ok we talking undies not shoes hey......LOL
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Re: crohn's and UTI's....
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2007, 03:15:00 PM »

Those are flip flops Lisa.. lol Thongs are undies.. and I think I must have found Dee's hijack button..
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Re: crohn's and UTI's....
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2007, 03:21:00 PM »

LOL me too

but we call thongs how you call flip flops.....LOL
and we call thongs undies too
australia is stRANGE......lol
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