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I have uncomplicated UTI. Some bladder wall inflammation. Waiting to see urologist. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) makes me sick. Will amoxicillin work? Urine clear

I have uncomplicated UTI.  Some bladder wall inflammation.   Waiting to see urologist.   Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) makes me sick.   Will amoxicillin work?   Urine clear

May or may not: work depending on the bacteria causing the infection.Will need a urine culture and sensitivity. Also call your doctor and let them know the antibiotic is making you sick. Are you taking the antibiotic with some food on your stomach? ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? ...Read more


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Will cranberry juice help a kidney / bladder infection until you get to the doctor?

Will cranberry juice help a kidney / bladder infection until you get to the doctor?

Not really: Some people believe so, but studies have not shown that, so there is no proof for that in medical literature. ...Read more

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Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with an enlarged prostate?

Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with an enlarged prostate?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) will not help reduce the size of an enlarged prostate. It may help reduce some of the symptoms of having an enlarged prostate such as frequency, urgency, incomplete emptying and nocturia. ...Read more

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Can medicines make prostate enlargement worse?

Can medicines make prostate enlargement worse?

No.: There are no medications with a known side effect of prostate enlargement (bph). Although testosterone and estrogen may be involved in the development of bph, these hormones alone are not sufficient to cause bph, so as medications, these are not considered to cause enlargement. Certain medications can make the urinary symptoms related to an enlarged prostate worse. ...Read more

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How do antihistamines make benign prostatic hyperplasia worse?

How do antihistamines make benign prostatic hyperplasia worse?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines decreases the ability of the bladder muscle to contract. As a result, if you have an enlarged prostate causing obstruction, it would make it twice as difficult to urinate. ...Read more

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Can vaginitis give you urgency to urine? They did find some bacteria in my urine culture. I'm taking medication, but still feel need to urine.

Can vaginitis give you urgency to urine? They did find some bacteria in my urine culture. I'm taking medication, but still feel need to urine.

Yes: It is possible that you have a bladder infection and a vaginal infection. And yes, a vaginal infection can cause symptoms of frequency and burning. Also, the antibiotics for the UTI will increase the chance of a vaginal yeast infection. Consider treating with a vaginal yeast cream at the same time. ...Read more

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How to tell between UTI and CPPS? Antibiotics (levo/denvar/itraconazol) not fixing urethra discomfort(itchy/burn). Dr says its CPPS. Will it cure?help

How to tell between UTI and CPPS? Antibiotics (levo/denvar/itraconazol) not fixing urethra discomfort(itchy/burn). Dr says its CPPS. Will it cure?help

Here are some...: UTI denotes inflammatory change of urinary tract caused by infective agents, chiefly bacteria, and CPPS is designed to include the symptom-complex affecting genital-urinary organs residing in pelvic cavity, which is likely caused by some irritation to regional muscles, joints, & nerves, not by infective origan. For detail, need comprehensive evaluation & counseling... Best wish... ...Read more

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Can kidney stones make a males penis burn?

Can kidney stones make a males penis burn?

Maybe: If the kidney stone passes down to the urethra then a person might have a burning sensation. A urinalysis would be helpful to confirm. Get it checked out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will prostate surgery make my penis shorter?

Will prostate surgery make my penis shorter?

Depends: Radical prostatectomy performed for prostate cancer can cause decreased penile length. Surgeries performed from benign prostatic disease not affect penile length. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take prescribed drugs(nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for UTI symptoms before doing a urine test, if you don't actually have UTI?

Is it harmful to take prescribed drugs(nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for UTI symptoms before doing a urine test, if you don't actually have UTI?

No: It is the rationale for treating UTI without culture. If you symptoms are typical a duck is a duck. So if the nitrofurantoin is working and symptoms resolve it does not matter that the culture does not grow an organism. However, if symptoms worsen the culture will grow a bacteria that can be identified and treated with right drug. ...Read more

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Can Azo work for my overactive bladder?

Can Azo work for my overactive bladder?

May be to a degree..: Azo can ease the over-sensitivity of bladder and urethral lining so to decrease urgency and frequency but to a widely variable degree. More on trouble in urination? Peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with the urologist so to reach better care. ...Read more

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Wear Foley 2 months. taking flomax (tamsulosin) & proscar. Urologist tried flooding bladder with 250cc's.Couldn't urinate enough. penis is eroding.How to retrain?

Wear Foley 2 months.  taking flomax (tamsulosin) & proscar. Urologist tried flooding bladder with 250cc's.Couldn't urinate enough.  penis is eroding.How to retrain?

Need more info: Your age? Is prostate enlarged and obstrutcing? High chance of infection with Foley for 2 mos.How much flomax:You can take it 0.4mg twice daily. Proscar (finasteride) does not work until you have been on it for about 4 months. Have you had cystometrogram?Are you diabetic?How much residual urine by ultrasound?Difficult to give you helpful answer without more information.Sorry I could not give better answer. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics for a UTI help chlamydia?

Will antibiotics for a UTI help chlamydia?

Some will But: You need to use Zithromax or an antibiotic from Tetracycline group for treating chlamydia as a first line antibiotics according to cdc But some antibiotics used for UTI listed below can also be used as second line Ofloxacin Levofloxacin Are also effective and Amoxicillin is indicated for treatment of Chlamydia during pregnancy ...Read more

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Would Azo work for my overactive bladder?

Would Azo work for my overactive bladder?

Bladder anesthetic: Azo is a mild bladder anesthetic. It will have a minimal if any effect on OA bladder ...Read more

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Will Azo standard (phenazopyridine) help you pass a drug urinalysis?

Will Azo standard (phenazopyridine) help you pass a drug urinalysis?

Here are some ...: Are you trying to evade the result of urine drug test? Don't do that to taint or spoil the intended goal of testing. Known to you as I assumed, Azo contains phenazopyridine which makes urine discolored like plum-orange juice likely leading to confusion of test which relies on color change of chemstrip... So, always work with professionals diligently and vigilantly. Thank you and best wish ... ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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


Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more