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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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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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What is bladder infections feel like?

What is bladder infections feel like?

Burning on urination: Frequent urge & need to urinate, possible pelvic pain, possible back pain if infection has speread to kidneys. Urine may have an unpleasant or fishy odor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bladder infections?

What are the causes of bladder infections?

Inadequate Emptying: Bacteria are overwhelmingly bacteria present in stool (reason for advice: wipe front to back), grow back up the urethra (tube to the outside), some can partially adhere to the cells lining the urethra & inner bladder wall, may grow fast enough between voiding & not be adequately washed away during each voiding + several additional issues. See: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/872086. ...Read more

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I have bladder pains but no infections what could it be?

I have bladder pains but no infections what could it be?

Bladder: I'm curious, how do you know it is the bladder?. I recommend checkup by your pcp to determine the cause & give advice re. Treatment. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating bladder infections?

Antibiotics / fluids: The usual treatment for a bladder infection is antibiotics (most often oral) and increased oral fluid intake. A urine culture is often obtained before initiating antibiotics. When the culture result is available, it can confirm the infection and confirm that the antibiotic prescribed is appropriate - or guide the change to an effective antibiotic for the particular bacteria causing the infection. ...Read more

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What causes bladder infection?

Bacteria: Most bladder infections are caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract. This commonly occurs in women due to tight clothing, wiping incorrectly (back to front instead of front to back) and sexual activity. See your doctor if you have symptoms of a bladder infection. ...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 to do for bladder infection?

What to do for bladder infection?

Antibiotics: Bladder infections are generally treated with antibiotics. However, before assuming an infection, one should have this confirmed by your doctor, who can run some simple tests to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How u know u got bladder infection?

How u know u got bladder infection?

Peeing hurts: You may feel like you have to pee all the time and it hurts to pee. Talk with your doc about treatment. It's important because not only do you want to feel better soon, you also want to prevent a bladder infection from zooming up to your kidneys. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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