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can drinking alot of water help if you have a urinary tract infection if you cant go to the doctor

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
39 years experience Urology
Fluids: This is where the wive's tail of cranberry juice came from. If you drink enough fluids, you can wash it away.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dudley
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Drinking water is thought to help flush bacteria from the bladder and may help prevent or clear a urinary tract infection more quickly. Antibiotics ar ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: I can't see why that should be a problem.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Who's infected?: If you have a urinary tract infection, get on the phone and make your own appointment. You can die from that stuff. If you are disabled and depend on ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Postcoital cystitis: Sometimes women experience urinay tract infections (UTI) as a direct result of sexual intercourse. Bacteria can be pushed into the urethra during sex ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Urinalysis & culture: Most UTIs can be diagnosed by simple dipstick test & used by all primary care practitioners, urologists, gynecologists etc. Now available in many ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
U shoudl have access: To an emergency room or urgent visit center, or a pharmacy u need to leave a urine sample that can be sent to the lab and the health care provider c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
UTI: Sorry to hear about your problem. Given the information you sent all I can say is that the chances are not zero. I specialize in this and here for nex ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Maybe/please clarify: This can happen as bacteria can ascend the urethra into your bladder, especially in women and in nursing homes, it may occur repeatedly. You might ne ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nicole Jarvis
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not the cause: Salty foods are not the cause of the UTI, but during treatment we encourage increased fluids to help flush out the bladder and decreased caffeine/salt ... Read More

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