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Difference in urinary tract, kidney, and bladder infections? Or symptoms? How long does it take to get urine test results? Treatment for 2 year old?

Difference in urinary tract, kidney,  and bladder infections? Or symptoms?  How long does it take to get urine test results? Treatment for 2 year old?

UTi: There is usually no difference between bladder and kidney infection other than fever. Kidney infection tend to have fevers. Other symptoms of kidney infection is vomiting, back pain, more sick-looking. Bladder infections tend to have frequency, pain on voiding and urgency. Results of urinalysis is usually available immediately at the pediatrician's office. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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What are clean catch urine tests for bladder infections?

What are clean catch urine tests for bladder infections?

Urinalysis and: Urine culture + sensitivities.Positive urine nitrite test for bacteria +/or leucocyte esterase white blood cells confirmed by microscopy will demonstrate a urinary infection.Urine culture will grow any any bacteria present and sensitivities will demonstrate which antibiotics will be effective.Pure bacterial colony count of >100, 000/ml on clean void culture indicates a uti, <100, 000 on cath. Spec. ...Read more

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How to check bladder infections? What are the tests? Is bladder infections cause serious problems if left untreated? What are the treatments?

How to check bladder infections? What are the tests? Is bladder infections cause serious problems if left untreated? What are the treatments?

See details: Bladder infections are confirmed by obtaining a urine culture and are treated by taking appropriate antibiotics. Untreated infections always have the potential to cause problems. ...Read more

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62 yr old female with recurring bladder infections over past 2 years. Married...Could inflections result from cunilingus? Citobacter korsosii

62 yr old female with recurring bladder infections over past 2 years.  Married...Could inflections result from cunilingus?  Citobacter korsosii

"Perfect storm": Poor sexual hygiene always increases each individual's risk of a uti. Add to that a post-menopausal state with insufficient estrogen support, and you have the optimal conditions for a uti. Consider for ert. Oral hygiene (brush and gargle) and hydrate before intercourse. Void immediately, thereafter. Consider "pre-coital" antibiotic therapy if you continue to acquire these infections. ...Read more

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Can men have biofilm bladder infections that don't show up on traditional uti tests?

Can men have biofilm bladder infections that don't show up on traditional uti tests?

Yes, ...: The bacteria-protecting biofilm formation is demonstrated in tissue electromicroscopic examination, not with traditional urinalysis, and postulated to be key difficulty in eradicating bacteria hiding inside biofilm. Some research to eradicate germs inside biofilm has been under its way, but still far from practical use. Again, modify something modifiable without our current control now.... ...Read more

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My fiance is a quad. As a result of an auto accident. Are there any suggestions on how to help prevent kidney and bladder infections?

My fiance is a quad. As a result of an auto accident. Are there any suggestions on how to help prevent kidney and bladder infections?

Clean cathing: The literature is rather clear on the fact that nitrofurantoin, methenamine, vitamin c or cranberry pills do not lower the risk of utis anymore than placebo. The risk of chronic Nitrofurantoin use is pulmonary fibrosis which is to be avoided at all cost, especially in a tetraplegic person. Use clean cathing to avoid contamination and cath often to prevent urine stagnation and bacterial growth. ...Read more

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What medications can I take for recurrent bladder infections?

What medications can I take for recurrent bladder infections?

UTI: Knowing which bacteria caused your bladder infection usually dictates the antibiotic to be used after susceptibility tests are done. If you do not feel better within 48 to 72 hours, either ask your doctor for the next best antibiotic or have a repeat urine culture done. Studies have shown that drinking cranberry juice can help treat a urine infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why i get bladder infections so easily?

Can you tell me reasons why i get bladder infections so easily?

UTI's nth time...: Frequent Intercourse in the past month is the most common risk factor. Factors affecting bladder emptying like increase in residual urine in bladder after emptying (post void residual), incontinence, and cystocele, are strongly associated with recurrent UTIs. Make sure the antibiotic is right for the bug. Better yet see your urologist or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I'm getting bladder infections every 4-6 months?

What does it mean if I'm getting bladder infections every 4-6 months?

Here are some ...: Have you been properly documented for bacterial UTI? Analyzing history will tell if your recurrent UTI is uncomplicated. If so, no study is needed and your UTI could be managed with self-testing & self-treatment regimen or long-term low-dose antibiotic. More on how to handle health-related issues? Go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby, you'll gain insights on how to work closely. ...Read more

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I've had about 8-10 bladder infections I.n the past year is there so something wrong w me ?

Nothing wrong w/ you: Recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) isn't rare, but if you're not seeing a doctor, do so to make sure that's the problem. Often easily prevented. Sex is a common trigger; sex massages UTI bacteria into the urethra. Diaphragm raises risk. Antibiotiic after sex or an antbiotic dose once a week can be helpful. Consider seeing an infectious diseases specialist for detailed advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been having bladder infections repeatedly since september, can there be a deeper problem rather than just bladder infections?

I've been having bladder infections repeatedly since september, can there be a deeper problem rather than just bladder infections?

Yes: If you are having repeated bladder infections, there may be a problem. See a urologist who can test to see if your bladder is emptying completely. ...Read more

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I have bladder extrospy i a m constsntly getting bladder infections any suggestions on preventing them?

See below:: Drink plenty of water, for cleaning wipe front to back, empty bladder after intercourse. For more info see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/urinary-tract-infection/ds00286/dsection=prevention. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

Help please? I want to know what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

I don't believe: that any home remedies will be adequate to treat a urinary tract infection. The offending organism needs to be eradicated. For instance an antibiotic would be used for a bacterial infection. Symptoms may include burning with urination, having to go frequently, small amounts. etc. ...Read more

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I have been feeling unwell and have an ileostomy bag and keep getting bladder infections. I'm starting to worry. ?

I have been feeling unwell and have an ileostomy bag and keep getting bladder infections. I'm starting to worry. ?

Possible fistula: the question would be why do you have an ileostomy Recurrent urine infections can be caused by many things. In males it's less common One cause could be a connection to part of your go tract and your bladder causing bacteria to enter your bladder. Another cause may be your bladder is not emptying properly because of the surgery you have had. You will need an exam and probably a cat scan to evalua ...Read more

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I am constantly getting bladder infections. I drink danactive and it does help to not get so many. What else can I do ?

A few answers: I am not sure how much the danactive is really helping (although don't stop if it works) as that tends to affect gut batteria and not vaginal. Some simple things include urinating immediately following sex. Additionally, if this problems persists your doctor can give you "prophylactic antibiotics" pills you take either every day or after just sex to prevent recurrent infections. ...Read more

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I've had a few bladder infections and i know I have one now...I hat lost my insurance and don't get it for another 90 days...What should I do for pain?

I've had a few bladder infections and i know I have one now...I hat lost my insurance and don't get it for another 90 days...What should I do for pain?

Treat infection: Call the doctor who has treated you in the past to see if you can get medication to treat the infection and in turn the pain the should go away. You should have had a work-up to find out why you are having repeated infections when you had insurance. There are simple things that women should pay attention to: such as always wiping front to back. ...Read more

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I get UTI and or bladder infections often. Any solutions?

I get UTI and or bladder infections often. Any solutions?

Frequent UTI's: You need to see a urologist and be evaluated for some obstruction of your urinary tract that is predisposing you to these uti. You will need a renal ultrasound, and possibly an ivp to see if you have an anatomical problem. If you are a woman, go to the bathroom and urinate after sex. Once you see a urologist, you may have an answer to your question and a solution to your problem. ...Read more

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Dr Mark Pack
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr Ed Friedlander
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more