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Are there home tests to see if you have a bladder infection?

Are there home tests to see if you have a bladder infection?

Nitrite dipstick: Azo test strips., or nitrite strips are available at walgreens, some other pharmacies , some medical supply houses or via google. Possibly from a dr's office. Of couse if urine has a foul odor and urination stings and you have urgeny and frquency of urination and it all occurred quite suddenly, you probly have a uti. ...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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Home remedies that work for bladder infections?

Home remedies that work for bladder infections?

Cranberry juice/tabs: Spontaneous resolution of a bladder infection can occur. You should drink lots of fluids to flush your urologic system, drink carnberry juice or take cranberry tablets. You may take over the counter bladder analgesics such as azo. However if your symptoms persisted or got worse see your medical provider immediately. ...Read more

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Im getting a bladder infections , is there any home remedys for it ?

Im 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 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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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infections/bladder infections?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infections/bladder infections?

Cranberry: Increasing fluids, cranberry juice are two of the most successful. However, many people will require antibiotics for a true infection. ...Read more

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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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What causes bladder infections? Every three months i go to the doctor I am told I have a bladder infection what would cause on going bladder infections? I am being treated after the findings but when i come back I have the infection again what could possi

What causes bladder infections? Every three months i go to the doctor I am told I have a bladder infection what would cause on going bladder infections? I am being treated after the findings but when i come back I have the infection again what could possi

Frequent UTIs : Frequent or recurrent bladder infections could represent insensitivity of the bacteria to the antibiotics prescribed or to other causes that your doctor should review with you. There may be an anatomic abnormality that can be determined by a urologist. Your question is a valid one that should be discussed with your physician who can take a proper detailed history and physical exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to get bladder infections?

How to get bladder infections?

Many: Bacteria reach bladder via urethra during & not urimating after sex, bacteria can then multiply in bladder. Toilet hygiene: by not wiping front to back or keeping thighs clamped toether whilst urinating rather then spreading apart to avoid urine trapping behind labia, bubble-bath or tub baths rather than showers, thong +/or non-cotton underwear, constipation, cathetrization, bladder stones. ...Read more

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What leads to bladder infections?

What leads to bladder infections?

Multiple causes: Women get more bladder infections than men. More during pregnancy, some related to sex. In men enlarged prostate predisposes to bladder infections. Bladder stones facilitate infections. Bladder infections are usually bacterial and treatable with antibiotics after addressing the underlying cause. ...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