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A 39-year-old member asked:

can a uti be treated with pills?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Yes.: Most urinary tract infections (UTI) are treated with a course of antibiotics, which come as pills. A pill called Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can help with symptoms of bladder irritation. Some advocate cranberry pills to prevent uti, but these do not treat the infection. Complicated or severe infections of the kidney may require intravenous antibiotics.

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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can you use a tampon while you have a uti?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
Yes: You can. Make sure you change the tampon often. Keep things dry and drink plenty of fluids patricio gargollo, pediatric urology, dallas texas.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

I keep having UTI every month. Could this be bad ?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Yes.: Multiple, recurrent uti's can lead to kidney disease, even kidney failure. Must be evaluated by urologist. Could be a problem, in ascending order from where the urine leaves the body, with the urethra, the urinary bladder, the kidneys. Your age, I am presuming u r female, is an important factor. Some women have a bout of cystitis / UTI after sex. There are effective ways of rx. See a gyn and a uro.
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A 57-year-old member asked:

Can you have a UTI without symptoms?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Not all utis are associated with symptoms, even in an otherwise 100% healthy person. Many people with neurogenic bladder dysfunction can have completely non-symptomatic utis. Some people mistakingly think that urinary malodor is not a symptom, whereas it can be a symptom of a uti.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Why do I get more than 5 UTI a year?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Several reasons: Urinary tract infections in women are more likely to occur with tight clothing, wiping from back to front, taking baths vs. Showers, and sexual activity. Consult with your family doctor, internist or urologist to see if something else is occurring.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How can a UTI be identified?

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UTI: Symptoms of UTI can include, burning, increased frequency of passing urine, nausea, lower abdominal pain . Examination , urine dipstick , urine microscopy and culture help to confirm the diagnosis. http://patient.info/doctor/urinary-tract-infection-in-adults

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