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Can cranberry juice help a urinary tract infection?

Can cranberry juice help a urinary tract infection?

Prevention - not tx.: It is not used to treat urinary tract infections. Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


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Can Advocare cause urinary tract infection?

Can Advocare cause urinary tract infection?

No: Utis, like any infection, are caused by pathogenic organisms. Almost all utis are caused by bacteria. ...Read more

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Can taking cranberry juice cure a urinary tract infection?

Can taking cranberry juice cure a urinary tract infection?

Not usually: Cranberry juice inhibits bacteria from adhering to the bladder lining and by that mechanism is believed to be helpful in preventing cystitis. It is not particularly effective once the infection has been established. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infection for life?

Urinary tract infection for life?

Very unlikely: Recurrent uti's occur but a permanent UTI is very unlikely. Other diseases can mimic a UTI such as interstitial cystitis, polycystic kidney disease, lithium toxicity, sarcoidosis, & bladder cancer. Patients with prior surgery, retained surgical material, stents, kidney stones or abscess may require long term antibiotics for treatment & suppression. A specialist can sort out these problems. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are cranberrys useful in UTI (urinary tract infection)?

Some studies: Some studies suggest that cranberry contains a substance that coats the bladder and helps prevent bacteria from sticking to the lining of the bladder thus preventing the formation of a uti. Cranberries also contain vitamin c which helps to make the urine more acidic which also helps to make the bladder more resistant to infection. ...Read more

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What cause urinary tract infections?

What cause urinary tract infections?

Causes of UTI: Most common is bacteria entering the urinary tract through the urethra. ...Read more

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Can penicillian help with urinary tract infections?

Can penicillian help with urinary tract infections?

Usually not: Most organisms causing urinary infections do not respond to penicillin. There are other antibiotics that are effective, depending to the bacteria involved. ...Read more

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Can i take cystex for urinary tract infection?

No: You can take cystex to relieve the symptoms of a urinary tract infection but not necessarily the cause. It is designed to decrease symptoms UNTIL you get a chance to see your primary medical doctor. This medication is similar to pyridium, (phenazopyridine) for symptomatic relief, but does not turn your urine orange. ...Read more

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Does pickle juice help a urinary tract infection?

Does pickle juice help a urinary tract infection?

Do not count on it: There are effective antibiotics for uti. Please see your doctor for prompt treatment and to prevent damage to your kidneys. ...Read more

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How are urinary tract infections diagnosed?

Urine analysis: Most urinary tract infections can be diagnosed through dipstick analysis. More complicated infections may require examination of the urine under the microscope and urine culture to identify the type of bacteria that is present in the urine. ...Read more

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Can a recurring urinary tract infection cause infertility?

Can a recurring urinary tract infection cause infertility?

Should not.: Recurrent epididymitis in males can cause infertility. Womans urinary tract and genital tracts are separate and thus rec urring utis should not cause infertility. ...Read more

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Is uristat (phenazopyridine) good for pain from urinary tract infection?

Is uristat (phenazopyridine) good for pain from urinary tract infection?

Yes it is: Medication will turn your urine dark orange, this is normal. Can be taken for up to 5 days in a row if needed, stop if and when symptoms have gone. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infections?

What causes urinary tract infections?

Bacteria: Utis are caused by bacterial migration into the urethra/bladder. Hygeine (not wiping front to back, etc) may be an issue. Urinating before and after intercourse helps to decrease risk of uti. Cranberry juice and increasing water intake may help prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall. Recurrence may indicate anatomical or medical (diabetes, hiv, etc) problems and warrant a work up. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infections in women?

What causes urinary tract infections in women?

Your own bacteria: Urinary tract infections (UTI) come from bacteria already living on your perineal ("bottom") area. These "bad" bacteria that cause UTI are usually kept in check by other "good" bacteria living in the same area. Reasons women get infections are multifactorial (multiple reasons) including sexual activity, state of immune system, anatomy, bladder function, genetic predisposition, possibly diet, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


Dr. Lori Semel
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more