Johns Hopkins Health System hospitals, outpatient locations and home care services are serving patients during inclement weather, with some practices switching to telemedicine visits. Patients should contact their providers to confirm. If you have a MyChart account, please contact your provider through MyChart. Posted Feb. Urinary tract infections or UTIs are infections in any part of the urinary tract. They are a common health problem that affects millions of people each year.
What You Should Know About (Urinary) Bladder Cysts
UHS Health Topic - Urinary Tract Infection - men
Urethritis is infection of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. Bacteria, including those that are sexually transmitted, are the most common cause of urethritis. Symptoms include pain while urinating, a frequent or urgent need to urinate, and sometimes a discharge. Urethritis may be caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses for example, herpes simplex virus. Sexually transmitted diseases are common causes of urethritis.
A cyst is a sac-like pocket of membranous tissue filled with fluid, pus, air, or other substances. Cysts can grow practically anywhere in your body. However, some bladder cysts may be associated with having a higher risk of developing bladder cancer in the future. Like cysts, certain polyps and tumors can be either benign or cancerous.
Pyuria is a urinary condition that is characterized by an elevated number of white blood cells in the urine. Doctors define a high number as at least 10 white blood cells per cubic millimeter mm3 of centrifuged urine. Pyuria can cause the urine to look cloudy or as if it contains pus. The presence of pyuria often occurs in a urinary tract infection UTI. In rare cases, it can be a sign of a complicated UTI or sepsis.