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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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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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I have a bladder infection and vaginal infection with e-coli, what can I do.... Had reactions to two of the meds. ?

I have a bladder infection and vaginal infection with e-coli, what can I do.... Had reactions to two of the meds. ?

Antibiotics: There are numerous classes of antibiotics available to treat UTI depending upon the sensitivity of the offending organism and the history of allergic reactions. Your doctor can usually find alternatives and if not, desensitization may a possible alternative. Good luck and best wishes. ...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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What should I do if the hosiptal says that I have an e coli infection greater than 100, 000 and that i need a disimpaction i have.Spinebiffida and one kidney and a nerogenic bladder and bowel

Listen: Neurogenic bowel/bladder often have constipation.Which can lead to urinary tract intections and may injure your kidney. You may need to be on a bowel program which involves an enema regimen. There are several options including insertion of a chait button in the bowel, a cecostomy button, an appendicostomy, or try peristeen a product being trialled in this country. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How come I keep getting bladder infections?

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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With bladder infections what else should I be looking for?

With bladder infections what else should I be looking for?

Depends: It depends on wether you are man or woman, what organism is involved, are there any developmental defects, do you have urinary stones? Bladder infection may spread to other organs, especially kidney. Bladder infections are generally easily treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Basson
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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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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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