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Can bladder infection symptoms come and go?

Can bladder infection symptoms come and go?

Yes: They often do, especially when the same cause recurs. Make sure to wipe, forward to back and not the opposite. ...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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Day 4 of Macrobid , bladder infection, symptoms are worse since last night. Culture done, said I’m on the right rx. Do I return to the dr or wait?

Day 4 of Macrobid , bladder infection, symptoms are worse since last night. Culture done, said I’m on the right rx. Do I return to the dr or wait?

Return to doctor: If you’ve been on appropriate treatment for four days and your symptoms are not resolved, then you need to be evaluated again. ...Read more

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What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms? Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms?  Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. Uti encompasses both bladder and kidney infections. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bladder infection symptoms but no bacteria or blood in urine?

What to do if I have bladder infection symptoms but no bacteria or blood in urine?

Get treated: 10-15 percent of urinary tract infections have a negative urinalysis. Go to a doctor. You need a culture and probably antibiotics. Feel better. ...Read more

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I am experiencing some form of bladder infection. Symptoms: Pain during urination, brown spotting, abdomen pain, occasional back pain. No acess to doc?

I am experiencing some form of bladder infection. Symptoms: Pain during urination, brown spotting, abdomen pain, occasional back pain. No acess to doc?

OTCs: Drink plenty of fluids, and may use OTC Azo, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin type meds as necessary, but if no better in 2 days or so, or getting worse, need to see a health care provider, even may be an urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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Bladder infection symptoms and a large lump on clitoris. No infection is this an std?

Bladder infection symptoms and a large lump on clitoris. No infection is this an std?

See doctor: Thats a tough one. Never heard of a lump on the clitorus unless you've even having a lot of sex, had some trauma and an incidental uti. The 2 phenomenon are not directly related unless the nerves are irritated on the clitorus and causing UTI sensation without an infection. ...Read more

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Can certain bladder infection symptoms be signs of pregnancy. Back pain, cramping, no stinging when urinating, no cloudy/bloody urine?

Can certain bladder infection symptoms be signs of pregnancy. Back pain, cramping, no stinging when urinating, no cloudy/bloody urine?

Yes and it can be: confusing. Back pain and cramping occur with both pregnancy and urinary tract infection (UTI), along with difficulty voiding, increased urine frequency, cloudy urine, malaise/fatigue and vaginal spotting. Pain on urination, bloody urine, and fever are only seen with UTI. Anorexia, morning sickness, dizziness, and mood swings are usually only seen in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bladder infection symptoms to go away after a 3 day course of antibiotics?

Should be gone.: Or seriously diminished by the third day. If not should consider whether or not you have a "typical" UTI or whether the right antibiotic was prescribed. Should consider repeating urinalysis and culture of urine. ...Read more

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Difference in urinary tract, kidney, and bladder infections? Or symptoms? How long does it take to get urine test results? Treatment for 2 year old?

Difference in urinary tract, kidney,  and bladder infections? Or symptoms?  How long does it take to get urine test results? Treatment for 2 year old?

UTi: There is usually no difference between bladder and kidney infection other than fever. Kidney infection tend to have fevers. Other symptoms of kidney infection is vomiting, back pain, more sick-looking. Bladder infections tend to have frequency, pain on voiding and urgency. Results of urinalysis is usually available immediately at the pediatrician's office. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a bladder infection without symptoms?

Urinalysis: Nitrite test in urine is usually accurate in demonstrating a bladder or urinary infection also presence of white blood cells in urine. Urine culture is the most sensitive test. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bladder infection without symptoms?

What are the tests for bladder infection without symptoms?

Urinalysis & culture: A urine sample for dipstick urinalysis test and full culture in the lab will show any infection, whether there are symptoms or not. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is a bladder infection without symptoms?

What sort of problem is a bladder infection without symptoms?

Bacteruria: Bladder infection without symptoms usually referred to as bacteruria is usually benign, however can be due to certain organisms such as pseudomonnas, which don't always cause symptoms. Can be serious if subject has bladder reflux, in which case bactweria can reach and invade the kidney, sometimes without symptoms. Patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction may not feel anything + have stones etc. ...Read more

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Can you have a kidney or bladder infection without symptoms?

Can you have a kidney or bladder infection without symptoms?

Yes: It is common to have an asymptomatic bladder infection in elderly patients. Kidney infections are more severe and almost always cause some symptoms. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a bladder infection cause symptoms of anxiety and depression?

In vulnerable people: Yes. But it would suggest that the infection--which depresses all functions to a degree, including brain function--is triggering rather than causing the mood changes. So as well as treating the infection, a psychiatrist should help evaluate the depression and anxiety. ...Read more

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How likely is someone to have a bladder infection with no symptoms?

How likely is someone to have a bladder infection with no symptoms?

Colonization: Some people have bacteria in their urine that does not cause symptoms, but is difficult to eradicate. In this case, one can differentiate between a real infection, in which the person has symptoms (pain, burning with urination, fever, even sepsis) or is merely colonized with minimally virulent bacteria. The latter may be best-served by surveillance rather than aggressive antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I had a Uti and was diagnosed with a bladder infection. I have symptoms of a yeast infection with dark brown discharge. Meds, birth control, std?

I  had a Uti and was diagnosed with a bladder infection. I have symptoms of a yeast infection with dark brown discharge. Meds, birth control, std?

Probably yeast: You could have a yeast infection after antibiotics so you could start over the counter yeast medications and if no help see your provider for en exam and perhaps stronger anti fungal medications and sometimes you may have a secondary infection which needs different medications ...Read more

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Went to doctor & hospital bad bladder infection worsening same symptoms. Fvr, chills, excruciating pain. Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) shot, tramadol, nothing works.cryin?

Went to doctor & hospital bad bladder infection worsening same symptoms. Fvr, chills, excruciating pain. Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) shot,  tramadol, nothing works.cryin?

Kidney infection: It's sounds like you may have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis). ThIs is more serious than a bladder infection since it involves the upper urinary tract. Perhaps your doctosr should consider hospilization and iv antibiotics. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a bladder infection but have no symptoms. Could I have been misdiagnosed?

Yes: Yes, there is always the possibility of a misdiagnosis, but pregnant women have a higher probability of something called asymptomatic bacteruria. That is when bacteria is found in the urine without any burning, frequency, or urgency. Treatment is very important to reduce any ill effects to the baby. ...Read more

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I have bladder infection and now flu symptoms.?

See a doc: If you are having fever, chills and other flu-like symptoms after a bladder infection, it is possible that the infection has spread to our kidneys and bloodstream. You really need to be seen by a doctor and get this treated. Once an infection gets in the bloodstream its way more serious then a simple bladder infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bladder infection and now flu symptoms.?

Bladder infection: Needs medical attention. If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

Help please? I want to know what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

I don't believe: that any home remedies will be adequate to treat a urinary tract infection. The offending organism needs to be eradicated. For instance an antibiotic would be used for a bacterial infection. Symptoms may include burning with urination, having to go frequently, small amounts. etc. ...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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Can bladder infections cause color and what other symptoms?

Can bladder infections cause color and what other symptoms?

Maybe: The "other symptoms" such as painful urination or frequency of urination are much more important in diagnosing utis. Color and odor of urine are more determined by what type of food intake or medications you're taking. ...Read more

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What are the main reasons for bladder infections and problems? What are the signs, symptoms etc?

Depends.: Answers are different depending on gender and age. It is very common in women, due to their short urethra. Any trauma. including irritation, to the orifice of the urethra (even if microscopic scratch) can serve as an entry way for germs to travel up the urinary tract symptoms. No bubble baths, fragrances in detergents or soaps, over-scrubbing, etc. can do it. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

Please tell me what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

Bladder infections: The only sure remedy to treat a bladder infection (BI) is by appropriate antibiotics. Its symptoms are burning on urination and frequency. A BI is seen more commonly in women than men, as the have a shorter urethra so bacteria can enter their bladder easier. If you have symptoms of a BI, see a physician, have your urine cultured and get started on an appropriate antibiotic. Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep getting bladder infections. Do they need treatment if no symptoms?

Probably not: At least not unless you're pregnant. How do you know you have an infection if you have no symptoms? Many "infections" noted on routine urinalysis clear on their own. Very few women died with untreated bladder infections before we had antibiotics. ...Read more

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Symptoms of kidney infections are the same as symptoms of bladder infections?

Symptoms of kidney infections are the same as symptoms of bladder infections?

While both can: Cause malodorous urine, kidney infections are more serious: pain in side or back, very high fever, chills, and sepsis. Bladder symptoms are frequency, urgency, burning. The latter, if neglected or treated wrongly, can lead to an upper trcat infection. ...Read more

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Im23 &always get silent bladder infections Can a silent bladder infect. Cause a silent kidney infection?Can it delay period &cause pregnancy symptoms?

Silent UTIs: Yes, silent UTIs and bladder infections can lead to kidney infections (pyelonephritis) if left untreated. Typically, kidney infections are not "silent". they typically cause generalized symptoms (fever, aches) as well as pain at the kidney (lower r or l back). It is essential to get this these treated as they can lead to loss of kidney fcn. Infxn will not delay menses. See your doc for preg test. ...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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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

Dr. William Singer
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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


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more