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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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E.Coli found in urine culture. Does this means that this bacteria sseeded into my bladder? Does e.Coli in bladder causes prostatits and epididymitis

E.Coli found in urine culture. Does this means that this bacteria sseeded into my bladder? Does e.Coli in bladder causes prostatits and epididymitis

ECOLI: This is one of the most common causes of urinary and genital tract infections. It is found in many forms in the GI tract. The drug sensitivity will tell which antibiotic is best for treatment. ...Read more

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I had a bladder washout for trapped e coli but i still have the same symptoms. Why hasn't it worked?

I had a bladder washout for trapped e coli but i still have the same symptoms. Why hasn't it worked?

Unusual treatment: Bacteria only get trapped in bladder if they are embedded in bladder stones, there is a narrow neck bladder diverticulum or you had bladder enlargement surgery resulting in xs mucus production within bladder so bacteria can hide & multiply. Bladder symptoms r cured by eliminating infection with antibiotics, or meds or procedure to facilitate bladder emptying. ? Get 2nd opinion. C a good urologist. ...Read more

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Treatment for e. Coli bladder infection in 48 yr old male?

Call your doc: U need antibiotics and if u know u have e-coli , then a sensitivity should have been done by your doc so u know which med to use. ...Read more

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Klebsellia in bladder, no large Bowel, ileostomy so how do bowel bugs get in bladder? Also have a e coli. Is this possible?

Klebsellia in bladder, no large Bowel, ileostomy so how do bowel bugs get in bladder?  Also have a e coli.  Is this possible?

Fistula?: Could be a physical connection between the small intestine or colon and the bladder (fistula). This is sometimes associated with air coming out while urinating. Could also be hygiene habits. Best to have a more complete evaluation by you primary, and your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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E.Coli in the bladder and urine - can you catch that from the toilet that person used?

E.Coli in the bladder and urine - can you catch that from the toilet that person used?

E. coli: A significant source of e. Coli is feces. Especially in women, with the short length of the urethra ; the closeness of the anus to the urethra, a urinary tract infection can be due to e. Coli infection from the person's very own e. Coli. While it is possible that e. Coli could come from another source like a toilet, it probably is not present in large enough amt or enough contact to be the source. ...Read more

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Had two bladder washouts last year for e. Coli infection. Things are better but still got symptons. Why hasn't it worked?

Had two bladder washouts last year for e. Coli infection. Things are better but still got symptons. Why hasn't it worked?

Cure the cause: First why you are getting cystitis, if you are menopausal vaginal mucosa looses moisture and prone to get UTI , you may have to use estrogen creams , or you may have diverticulitis, that inflammatory process may be transmitting to bladder ( colovesicular fistula ) or some other cause , first find the cause , . ...Read more

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If have e-coli in bladder will that cause urine to smell like peppermint?

NO: Uti , urinary tract infection with e coli and other bacteria cause a foul / slightly ammonia smell . Not a peppermint smell ...Read more

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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more