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Old 07-15-2009, 07:12 PM   #1
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does uti affect the brain

does uti affect the brain here ive read that it can in the elderly but what about a 59year old 59 isnt elderly! But as of saturday my aunt is off the wall she isnt making any sence , It is scary

 
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:27 AM   #2
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Re: does uti affect the brain

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does uti affect the brain here ive read that it can in the elderly but what about a 59year old 59 isnt elderly! But as of saturday my aunt is off the wall she isnt making any sence , It is scary
Urinary Tract Infection? If you read that it can affect the brain in the elderly then it most likely can, and if you're observing that your aunt is "off the wall", I would tend to believe it. I would say that 59 is old enough to qualify as "elderly".

I hope she'll be evaluated by a doctor; the sooner the better.

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Re: does uti affect the brain

It depends. Your aunt isn't that old to be acting 'off the wall' with a UTI but anything is possible. If she in fact has a UTI and is being treated with medication it could be some bad side effects to what ever medicine she is on. Or it could be that she is displaying signs of some sort of dementia that is more pronounced with whatever is going on with her now. I would encourage the person that would normally take her to doctor appts and get her in to see a doctor as quickly as possible or to an emergency room...she may need a brain scan to see if there is something more serious going on. Good luck.

 
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