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I am experiencing some form of bladder infection. symptoms: pain during urination, brown spotting, abdomen pain, occasional back pain. no acess to doc?

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May need antibiotics: If your symptoms are indeed caused by a UTI, you should be started on an antibiotic. This will require a prescription and could be managed thru a consult on HealthTap. In the meantime, increase your fluid intake, avoid caffeine and alcohol and use cranberry and/or blueberry juice to decrease bacterial adherence to to lining of the urinary tract. You may find OTC products to help with the pain.
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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
OTCs: Drink plenty of fluids, and may use OTC Azo, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin type meds as necessary, but if no better in 2 days or so, or getting worse, need to see a health care provider, even may be an urgent care clinic.
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Last updated May 1, 2015

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