Would having bladder or bowel cancer cause an Ecoli infection in someones urine?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Normal urine contains fluids, salts, and waste products, but it is free of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. An infection occurs when microorganisms, usually bacteria from the digestive tract, cling to the opening of the urethra and begin to multiply. Most infections arise from one type of bacteria, Escherichia coli(E. coli), which normally live in the colon
In most cases, bacteria first begin growing in the urethra. An infection limited to the urethra is called urethritis. From there bacteria often move on to the bladder, causing a bladder infection (cystitis). If the infection is not treated promptly, bacteria may then go up the ureters to infect the kidneys (pyelonephritis).
Microorganisms called Chlamydia and Mycoplasma may also cause UTI's in both men and women, but these infections tend to remain limited to the urethra and reproductive system. Unlike E. coli, Chlamydia and Mycoplasma may be sexually transmitted, and infections require treatment of both partners.
The urinary system is structured in a way that helps ward off infection. The ureters and bladder normally prevent urine from backing up toward the kidneys, and the flow of urine from the bladder helps wash bacteria out of the body. In men, the prostate gland produces secretions that slow bacterial growth. In both sexes, immune defenses also prevent infection. Despite these safeguards, though, infections still occur
Various drugs are available to relieve the pain of a UTI. A heating pad or a warm bath may also help. Most doctors suggest that drinking plenty of water helps cleanse the urinary tract of bacteria. For the time being, it is best to avoid coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods. (And one of the best things a smoker can do for his or her bladder is to quit smoking. Smoking is the major known cause of bladder cancer.)
So...essentially...it would be rare...unless you are a smoker or you are at a higher risk because of a disposition genetically for something with your family.
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- 4 years ago
lol Do not worry definitely you do not have any bladder cancer. The pain you have is not typical of cancer. Cancer will not produce such throbbing acute pain. Cancer will only produce pain when nerves and other things are stretched or that it has mass effect (press upon some other organ). Also you would have felt mild pains years ago It just does not appear out of the blue. Moreover you are still young median age for bladder cancer is 65. Lastly I bladder cancer MAY have hard area just below umbilicus. Well what do you have then? Stones is more likely but can I have more detail. Infection may be ruled out as you say there was nothing found in your blood test and I would say you do not have any chills & rigors - a symptom of urinary tract infection. More detail needed. It is obvious that the bleeding could be from the kidney or the urinary tract or the bladder. How does it come about? well may be the so called stones. It blocks the tract hence give you the on and off pain as the contraction tract (ureter or bladder or kidney) pushes urine against a closed pipe hence the throbbing which comes with every contraction. Note also that when pain is gone you might feel that there was nothing wrong at all. The pain totally goes away. But it recurs. Usually pain is felt on either side of the abdomen or below the umbilicus. While the urine pushes against the closed tractit can cause injury to the area where it is impacted hence causing bleeding.... well it may be not it. Need more details - Any chills & rigors - When does the bleeding come, with the pain or everytime - Estimate or describe the amount bled. - Any problem with passing, do you have to strain .. or such - any trauma - anything odd at all?
- tomjc43Lv 71 decade ago
Colon (bowel) cancer can attack the bladder since it is in close proximity. However for Ecoli to transfer from the colon to the bladder a fissure must appear. This is probably not related to cancer but to another source. Have a physician look into all possible causes. This is entirely dangerous.