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

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

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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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 to check bladder infections? What are the tests? Is bladder infections cause serious problems if left untreated? What are the treatments?

How to check bladder infections? What are the tests? Is bladder infections cause serious problems if left untreated? What are the treatments?

See details: Bladder infections are confirmed by obtaining a urine culture and are treated by taking appropriate antibiotics. Untreated infections always have the potential to cause problems. ...Read more

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What is best treatment of a bladder infection?

What is best treatment of a bladder infection?

Preventing UTI: Prevention is the best "medicine" in avoiding uti's: hydration (uop > 2 quarts/24 hours), oral/sexual hygiene, voiding immediately after sex. In cases of recurrent utis in sexually-active, a "pre--coital" ("before sex") antibiotic such as Nitrofurantoin has been shown to be really effective. In post-menopausal women, the use of a low dose vaginal estrogen has been helpful.... ...Read more

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What do you do for a bladder infection that keeps returning after treatment?

What do you do for a bladder infection that keeps returning after treatment?

Further evaluation.: If your UTI symptoms completely resolved on treatment and have returned, it is possible that you are now reinfected or were incompletely treated. Go back and get another urinalysis & culture. This should show the cause & the appropriate antibiotic. Further workup should reveal a cause for recurrent utis. If negative for infection, there could be other causes for your pelvic discomfort. ...Read more

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

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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St131 treatment what is the treatment for an st131 bladder infection?

St131 treatment what is the treatment for an st131 bladder infection?

Can be problematic: Serotype 131 e. Coli is usually resistant to most pof the commonly used antibiotics. Urine has already been cultured ; serotyped if you know it is st131. Sensitivities are crucial as bug may be resistant to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) cefrtoaxone, trimethoprim-sulf etc.May be sensitive to meripenem or ertapenem. These have to be administered intravenously. Advise input by an infectious disease specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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2 year old son with bladder infection. What kind of treatment is safe for him?

2 year old son with bladder infection. What kind of treatment is safe for him?

Confirmed ???: Kids urinary tract infections are first confirmed by a culture of the urine & generally treated with oral antibiotics unless the kid is hospitalized and on iv's. ...Read more

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Whate is the best treatment of chronic urinary bladder infection?

Hard to say: Use of nightly low dose antibiotics can be by effective but you will need to see a specialist for an evaluation of your issues first. ...Read more

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I've been suffering with a uti for some time now about a month without treatment. How long does it take for a bladder/kidney infection to occur?

I've been suffering with a uti for some time now about a month without treatment. How long does it take for a bladder/kidney infection to occur?

Go seek help: While we have very limited information, this may be more STD related than a typical UTI, if you've had it for about a month. By the way, most people say they UTI when they are referring to a cystitis(bladder infection). A UTI encompasses both lower tract(bladder) and upper tract(kidney/pyelonephritis) infections. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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


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