A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that occurs when bacteria get into the bladder or kidney and multiply in the urine and can affects any part of the urinary tract. Discuss topics including prevention, causes, symptoms and treatments such as when you may need to get antibiotics.
Please post any ancronyms or uncommon words you can think of that we use on this forum when talking about MSK. Someone new might think it is a new language.
ANA- Antinuclear Antibody Test
BUN- Blood Urea Nitrogen-blood test that measures how much waste Urea Nitrogen your kidneys are not able to filter
CFS- Chronic fatigue syndrome
Cysto- Cystoscopy, or cystourethroscopy
eGFR- estimated glomerular filtration rate
GB - Gallbladder
GFR- glomerular filtration rate, Blood test that measures how well your kidneys are filtering cratinine,a waste
IC- Interstitial Cystitis, chronic inflammation of the bladder wall
IVP-Intravenous Pyelogram, contrast X-ray series to examine kidneys, bladder, and ureters
MSK -Medullary Sponge Kidney Disease
RA- Rheumatoid Arthritis
RTA- Renal Tubular Acidosis, condition in which a defect in the kidney tubes causes acid to build up in the bloodstream