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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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Antibiotics not working for my bladder infection, anyone have solution to this problem?

Antibiotics not working for my bladder infection, anyone have solution to this problem?

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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Is biaxin (clarithromycin) XL an antibiotic for bladder infections/uti's?

Is biaxin (clarithromycin) XL an antibiotic for bladder infections/uti's?

It can be: UTIs can be treated with a number of antibiotics, depending on the organism causing the infection and the resistance that organism has to antibiotics. Biaxin (clarithromycin) is one option that can treat some UTIs, but it is not the first line treatment. ...Read more

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I have reoccuring bladder infections, can I prevent this without using antibitotics?

I have reoccuring bladder infections, can I prevent this without using antibitotics?

The following: By urinating after sex to empty bladder, shower not bathe + never use bubble bath. Avoid costipation. Good toilet hygiene: wipe front to back, pull panties, tights + pants down to ankles & spread thighs widely when urinating. (avoids urine trapping in vagina).Don't wear thongs or hold off urination.Healthy diet + drink lots.? Cranberry juice, tabs or gelcaps reduce bacterial adherence to bladder wall. ...Read more

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I have taken Doxycycline and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a sinus infection. It's not working. What antibiotic should we try now? Also lingering Bladder infection.

I have taken Doxycycline and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a sinus infection. It's not working. What antibiotic should we try now? Also lingering Bladder infection.

See your doctor: A new antibiotic probably wouldn't help. Sinus symptoms are mostly from inflammation causing swelling of sinus passages, regardless of the speciifc bacteria or infection. And almost all bacteria in true sinus infection would be covered by cipro, (ciprofloxacin) doxy, or both. Same for most causes of UTI (bladder infection). Bladder problem maybe vaginal yeast due to all the antibiotics. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest for my horrible bladder infections?

What do you suggest for my horrible bladder infections?

Nothing horrible, but: If being "horribly" annoyed by frequent recurrent UTI, you need to be evaluated so to identify if any potentially underlying causes for UTIs ever exist. If yes, correct/modify it. At times, preventive measures or regimen of self-testing/self-treatment may be applied as deemed reasonable according to professional judgment. More? Go to articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. ...Read more

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I'm getting a bladder infections, is there any home remedys for it?

I'm getting a bladder infections, is there any home remedys for it?

Not reliable: There are products like azo-cranberry. That contain only an analgesic similar to pyridium (phenazopyridine) which is prescription medicine. Also cranberry juice has some real positive effect. These treatments are food only until pr gets their urine examined and antibiotic is given. UTIs require antibiotics (in the USA all antibiotics require prescription by a physician). ...Read more

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What are the main reasons for bladder infections and problems? What are the signs, symptoms etc?

What are the main reasons for bladder infections and problems? What are the signs, symptoms etc?

Depends.: Answers are different depending on gender and age. It is very common in women, due to their short urethra. Any trauma. Including irritation, to the orifice of the urethra (even if microscopic scratch) can serve as an entry way for germs to travel up the urinary tract symptoms. No bubble baths, fragrances in detergents or soaps, over-scrubbing, etc. Can do it. ...Read more

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Does Azo work for bladder infections?

Does Azo work for bladder infections?

Azo?: Have no idea what this is. Is there another name? ...Read more

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Bladder infections every month? Is there a way to prevent them?

Bladder infections every month? Is there a way to prevent them?

Consult with doc..: I'd have a consult with your regular doctor about why you're getting so many bladder infections in the first place. If it's associated with intercourse, you can sometimes use a single dose of antibiotics before or after intercourse. You'd want to make sure there's nothing like diabetes or anything anatomic that's predisposing you infections. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that can prevent my recurring bladder infections?

Are there any medications that can prevent my recurring bladder infections?

Antibiotics/cranberr: Best to find out if there is any treatable cause for your utis. R u drinking enough? Nightly Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) can prevent recurring bladder infections. Some people find that cranberry juice or cranberry capsules can help to prevent them. ...Read more

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Can d-mannose treat bladder infections?

Can d-mannose treat bladder infections?

No way: Bladder infections require antibiotics & not a dietary suppliment that does nothing to eliminate or kill bacteria. ...Read more

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Why do girls get bladder infections after sex?

Short urethra: The primary reason is a short distance between the outside of the urethra (where the urine comes out) and the bladder. The bladder is sterile (no bacteria normally), whereas the vagina (where the urethra exits from) is in the midst of billions of bacteria. The act of sex pushes skin cells and bacteria into the bladder. Urinating immediately afer sex is very important to avoid an infection. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting bladder infections/uti's?

Why do I keep getting bladder infections/uti's?

Frequent UTI's: People with recurrent uti's need to be evaluated by a urologist (u) to see if they have an obstruction of their urinary outflow tract. A renal ultrasound will be done first. If that does not give the answer of why you have these frequent uti's, other tests will be ordered. Your u can give you the a diagnosis and a treatment plan to resolve your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a hemorrhagic cyst cause bladder infections?

Can a hemorrhagic cyst cause bladder infections?

No: Bladder infections are caused by urogenital bacteria ascending the urethra. A hemorrhagic cyst would have nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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Does Xanax (alprazolam) cause bladder infections?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) cause bladder infections?

It should not: There may be other factors that the xanax (alprazolam) may be effecting. On its own it should not. ...Read more

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How can seniors avoid recurrent bladder infections?

How can seniors avoid recurrent bladder infections?

Several ways: Treatable prostate disease causes bladder infections in men; all people do well to drink plenty of water as they are able, and cranberry juice or its anthocyanin component actually works for prevention and treatment -- one of the few natural cures that's evidence-based. If stones are present, get them removed. If intractable or atypical, cystoscopy is indicated. ...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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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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Can women develop bladder infections from having orgasms?

No but: Anything that presses on the urethral orifice during sex (finger, penis, vibrator) could increase risk of a uti. These might also facilitate an orgasm. ...Read more

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Is it common to get bladder infections with the nuva ring?

Is it common to get bladder infections with the nuva ring?

Possibly: Nuva ring should not cause utis, however the medication could possibly interfere with your vaginal immunoglobulins and make you more UTI prone. Are u sure you are having utis and not just symptoms, proven utis have positive urine cultures. ...Read more

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Does dehydration lead to bladder infections and prostatitis?

Possibly: It definitely can lead to bladder infections. If urine stays in the bladder for too long, bacteria can start to grow. It is better to keep urine flowing through the system to keep bacteria levels down. Most people should urinate at least 4 times per day. If your urine is dark yellow, or brown, that is not good. ...Read more

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How can recurring bladder infections impact on incontinence?

How can recurring bladder infections impact on incontinence?

Worsen it.: Bladder infections cause increased urgency and bladder muscle contractions that make it hard to hold the urine. Why are you having recurrent infections would be a great question to answer. Not treated with right medication, kidney stones, bladder prolapse, hygiene issues? Seek help from a urologist or urogynecologist if you are female. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bladder infections after having intercourse?

Minor trauma: A bit of trauma to the urethra (the short tube which carries urine from the bladder to the outside) prevention may include some care during sex and /or antibacterial medicine taken to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Can there be any relation between nuva ring and bladder infections?

Can there be any relation between nuva ring and bladder infections?

Nuvaring: The NuvaRing is a devise that may press against the opening to your bladder and make you prone to having bladder infections. The ring itself is very pliable so the risk is low but could happen. Having sex and the position used may also contribute to bladder infections so you need to look at all possible causes. ...Read more

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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


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