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Bladder Infection Incontinence
Hi I have had a prolapse bladder for 35 years and has been getting worse pain, bladder infections urinary incontinence im ready to have something done?
You have options.: You could be fitted for a pessary that would support your pelvic organs. Many women do very well with a pessary. Their are many surgical options for pelvic organ prolapse. To determine the best treatment for you would require an exam to determine exactly what type of prolapse is present. It is important to see someone who specializes in this type of surgery. ...Read more
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
Worsen it.: Bladder infections cause increased urgency and bladder muscle contractions that make it hard to hold the urine. Why are you having recurrent infections would be a great question to answer. Not treated with right medication, kidney stones, bladder prolapse, hygiene issues? Seek help from a urologist or urogynecologist if you are female. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a bio film bladder infection cause urge incontinence? Feel sometimes like wet pants. Any. Medicine can help?
Here are some...: Please ask your doctor since apparently your concerns have been a longstanding issue and s/he will surely know more about you than anyone online. How to do these correctly? Please refer to articles I suggested for you to peruse in the past. Without a coordinated way of care as suggested, more online sporadic answer to sporadic questions will generate more confusion, fear, and anxiety. Best wish... ...Read more
My Mother is experiencing frequent problems with her bladder. Bladder incontinence, urinary tract infections, etc. She just recently had chemotherapy. Is there a potential risk of developing a more serious kidney infection?
Yes; depends on type: Depending on the type of chemotherapy, she may be more at risk for infections. Certain chemotherapies have the effect of knocking out the immune system. In those cases, the body is less able to fight off infections. Infections can spread to the kidneys or even the blood stream. Your mother's oncologist would be checking counts & maybe prescribing preventive antibiotics in that case. Use HT Prime. ...Read more
? 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
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
Uti: Not something inve heard works.Get a more detailed answer ›
Frequent UTI's: You need to see a urologist and be evaluated for some obstruction of your urinary tract that is predisposing you to these uti. You will need a renal ultrasound, and possibly an ivp to see if you have an anatomical problem. If you are a woman, go to the bathroom and urinate after sex. Once you see a urologist, you may have an answer to your question and a solution to your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
The following: By urinating after sex to empty bladder, shower not bathe + never use bubble bath. Avoid costipation. Good toilet hygiene: wipe front to back, pull panties, tights + pants down to ankles & spread thighs widely when urinating. (avoids urine trapping in vagina).Don't wear thongs or hold off urination.Healthy diet + drink lots.? Cranberry juice, tabs or gelcaps reduce bacterial adherence to bladder wall. ...Read more
I keep getting bladder infections every couple of months? Will it help if my husband gets condoms?
I have burning really bad. Anyone have any experience with utis or bladder infections, what to do?
I've been getting bad bladder infections and the doctors told me that if I get anymore n' could possibly decrease my chances in fertilization. Help me
Honeymoon cystitis: Young woman who recently sexually active will get cystitis, called honeymoon cystitis, if you fit into this category. Unlike man's urethra in female is very short, bugs will easily traverse with mild trauma, spermicides, diaphragm, dryness precipitate, you will be fine will not affect getting pregnant, drink lots of fluid, cranberry juice, some times need antibiotics, speak to your md. ...Read more
I get chronic and serious bladder infections. I want to know if 250mg of Levaquin (levofloxacin) taken for 10 days will be enough or do I need a higher dosage?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: You can prevent bladder infections by urinating after you have sex, wiping from front to back, avoiding bubble baths, staying well hydrated. You can also drink cranberry juice regularly or take cranberry tablets - there is something in cranberry juice/tablets that makes it more difficult for bacteria to stick to your bladder wall. ...Read more
Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) norfloxacin: Trimethoprim/sulfa (septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or bactrim), norfloxacin, and Nitrofurantoin (macrobid) given in low dose each night before bed are the usual antibiotics used to prevent frequently recurrent uti's. I do not prescribe Nitrofurantoin because of its potentially serious toxicities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bladder extrospy I a m constsntly getting bladder infections any suggestions on preventing them?
Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. Reflecting the ...Read more
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
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