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Is it a good idea to take azithromycin for a bladder infection?

Is it a good idea to take azithromycin for a bladder infection?

Not first line: Excellent for chlamydia uti. First line antibiotics for utis are: bacrtim/septra (trimethoprim-sulfa), macrodantin, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Augmentin or amoxicillin. Azithromycin is good for the unusual Ampicillin resistant gram positive uti. ...Read more

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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I am taking a Z pak for sinus infection, think I may also have a bladder infection. Will the azithromycin help?

I am taking a Z pak for sinus infection, think I may also have a bladder infection. Will the azithromycin help?

NO: Bladder infection yield to different antibiotic.
Whoever prescribed the Z-pack can easily call for you something like Bactrim-DS :one tab 2 times a day for one week.
If you get bladder infection, try drinking cranberry juice in am & in pm ...Read more

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What could lead to bladder infections in women?

What could lead to bladder infections in women?

See below: Sometimes sexual activity in women will precipitate a bladder infection (honeymoon cystitis). Incompletely emptying the bladder when voiding can lead to recurrent infections. In many there is no recognized cause. Lang term antibiotic prophylaxis is used in some patients with frequent recurrences. ...Read more

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What can cause bladder infections in teenage boys?

What can cause bladder infections in teenage boys?

Bladder infection: Bladder infection in teenagers is unusual unless there is a history of kidney reflux causing repeated infections and scaring of kidneys or bladder. Teenagers who are sexually active can have sexually transmitted diseases that looks and acts like bladder infections ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bladder infections usually?

What are the symptoms of bladder infections usually?

Several symptoms.: The most common symptoms of a bladder infection are pain with urination, low abdominal and pain, frequent urination with occasional sensations of urgency. There is sometimes blood in the urine, and in severe cases, fever and flank pain if the kidney is involved. If you think you have an infection, see your physician who can test your urine and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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How come I keep getting bladder infections so often?

How come I keep getting bladder infections so often?

? Sex, ? hygiene: Could be: you don't urinate after sex and go to sleep with a full bladder, use bubble-bath or take tub baths rather than shower, wipe wrong way, don't spread your thighs when urinating + thus trapping urine behind labia, withhold urge to void, wear thongs or non-cotton underwear, are constipated or are menopausal. All or any of the above could make you prone tro utis. ...Read more

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How many medications are necessary for bladder infections?

How many medications are necessary for bladder infections?

One: Most bladder or urinary tract infections are treated with one antibiotic and then another may be added or considered if improvement is not seen within 2-3 days. Urine cultures are not routinely performed but can be done for various factors if needed to better determine the most effective antibiotic for treatment. ...Read more

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Is azythromicin good for bladder infection?

Usually not: Most bacterial bladder infections are caused by gram negative bacilli like e. Coli or by the gram positive coccus enterococcus. These bacteria would not be effectively treated by Azithromycin (zithromax). ...Read more

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How to prevent and cure bladder infections?

How to prevent and cure bladder infections?

First why is it?: The most important question for bladder infections is why did it happen. Most recurrence is relapse. Could be anatomic issue, colonization with bad bugs, related to intercourse (esp w/diaphragm-spermicide), change in urinary tract mucosa with menopause. Prevention is linked to the cause and once that is known, prevention is strategic working against the causes. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to avoid bladder infections?

Any tips on how to avoid bladder infections?

Here are some...: After evaluated as a pt of uncomplicated UTI, the following measures may help curb its recurrence as follows: Urinate at urge to void - don't hold urine; wipe anus backward after BM; improve topical hygiene; void after sex; use prophylactic antibiotics before sex if honeymoon cystitis is suspected; possible use of chronic suppressive agents such low-dose antibiotics or concentrated cranberry tab.. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bladder infections after having intercourse?

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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I have recurring bladder infections. Would having HPV contribute to that?

I have recurring bladder infections. Would having HPV contribute to that?

While this is not: The usual sign, seeing the gyn or urologist about the potential causes of uti's make sense, and a pap can be done. Some might suggest that recurrent UTI may be associated with perineal hygiene and multiple sexual partners. Discuss this with your gynecologist, no easy fix or answer on the inernet. ...Read more

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What's the recommended way to overcome recurring kidney or bladder infections?

What's the recommended way to overcome recurring kidney or bladder infections?

Consult a urologist: Problem should be worked up. Need to rule out an anatomic problem. Cranberry juice or tabs. Reduce bacterial adherence to bladder wall. Basic preventatives: urinate after sex, treat or avoid constipation, wear cotton underwear & no thongs, keep well hydrated & avoid delaying urination., separate thighs widely with urination & consult a dr. ...Read more

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What is happening in the us? Gp said germs causing bladder infections are getting smarter

Resistance: When bacteria are treated for a long time with antibiotics they mutate to a bacteria that becomes resistant to antibiotic. We then try a new antibiotic and the cycle starts over. It is a hard battle as germs (bacteria) can reproduce every 20 minutes. ...Read more

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I get bladder infections (once led to a kidney infection) a lot, is it a 'chronic bacterial infection'?

I get bladder infections (once led to a kidney infection) a lot, is it a 'chronic bacterial infection'?

No it's not: A chronic but a recurrent infection. Ask ur pcp about a referral to a urologist for further workup to check for abnormal structure in ur urinary tract. Take care! Http://www. Patient. Co.Uk/doctor/recurrent-urinary-tract-infection. ...Read more

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What could clear tissue in urine mean? 74 yr old with one kidney removed due to cancer as well as bladder infections.

What could clear tissue in urine mean? 74 yr old with one kidney removed due to cancer as well as bladder infections.

Not sure what: Clear tissue may mean, but it is time to get a urne analysis and some blood work, and then decision about imaging or cystoscopy. You did not say if it was the kidney, its pelvis or ureter that was cancer. I would definitely call or visit your urologist. ...Read more

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For two years now ive had burning when I urinate ive been tested for bladder infections, also urinary track infections and nothing?

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For two years now ive had burning when I urinate ive been tested for bladder infections, also urinary track infections and nothing?

Here ares some...: Glad to know you've been tested to be (-) for UTI. It's useful to know if the burning has been consistent or sporadically, severe & unbearable, or mild and tolerable-just occasionally annoying, If mild & sporadic, look into if the burning is related with lifestyle in oral consumption or sex-related acts such as sex-enhancing creams or tools or "violent" acts. More? Ask doc timely... ...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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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 causes repeat bladder infections?

What causes repeat bladder infections?

Many answers: There are many possibilities. A common one in a 30 year old woman who is sexually active is minor trauma during sex. ...Read more

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What causes you get bladder infections?

What causes you get bladder infections?

Several factors-: Keeping infections out, our urinary system is designed to push urine completely out. Infections occur when microbes aren't flushed out, allowing it to travel upstream and grow in unvoided urine that remains. This may occur if there is an anatomical problem like an enlarged prostate that weakens urine flow and causes urinary retention, or physiologic issues that causes urine backflow (aka.Reflux). ...Read more

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How come I keep getting bladder infections?

UTI: Urine formed by the kidneys is usually sterile. Bladder infections are caused by bacteria that travel from the vaginal area into the bladder. Incorrect wiping technique introduce bacteria into the bladder meaust. The lining of the urinary tract can usually kill bacteria and loss of this function maybe the reason for recurrent infection. Any obstruction in the urinary tract can also cause a uti. ...Read more

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Is nitrofuroin good for bladder infections?

Is nitrofuroin good for bladder infections?

Yes: Nitrofurantoin also does not affect vaginal flora and will not increase the chance of a yeast infection. A urine culture can tell whether the bacteria is sensitive to nitrofurantoin. ...Read more

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Why might someone get recurring bladder infections?

Why might someone get recurring bladder infections?

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

Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...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