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Can a bladder infection go away on its own?

Can a bladder infection go away on its own?

Yes, but can worsen: Yes, a bladder infection can go away on its own, but it can also get worse if not treated. Bladder infections often respond well to natural therapies such as d-mannose (found in cranberry juice) and herbs like uva ursi. See http://bit.Ly/1hzudgk ; http://earthclinic.Com/cures/bladder_infection.Html if home remedies don't help within a few days or if symptoms worsen see a doctor. ...Read more

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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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Why wont my bladder infections go away after takikng many antibotics?

Why wont my  bladder infections go away after takikng many antibotics?

Various reasons: Antibiotic failure may occur due to: insufficient dose & duration of antibiotic; drug-resistant bacteria present, non-bacterial infection with yeast or virus; presence of kidney or bladder stones; surgical hardware or kidney abscess causing persistent infection or drug interactions preventing absorption of the antibiotic. Other diseases can mimic UTI such as: interstitial cystitis & sterile pyuria. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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I have several bladder infections that I left untreated but ended up going away. I have now been trying to get pregnant for about a year now and even try on the days im ovulating but still nothing. Could it be because of re occuring bladder infections? I

I have several bladder infections that I left untreated but ended up going away. I have now been trying to get pregnant for about a year now and even try on the days im ovulating but still nothing.  Could it be because of re occuring bladder infections? I

Not likely.: Unless your infections were associated with an std like chlamydia, you are probably ok. If you are using ovulation kits, be aware that it is usually the day after the test is positive that you ovulate. It may be time to have your partner get a semen analysis and see your gynecologist for an evaluation though since you are hitting that 1 year mark. ...Read more

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What causes bladder infections? Every three months i go to the doctor I am told I have a bladder infection what would cause on going bladder infections? I am being treated after the findings but when i come back I have the infection again what could possi

What causes bladder infections? Every three months i go to the doctor I am told I have a bladder infection what would cause on going bladder infections? I am being treated after the findings but when i come back I have the infection again what could possi

Frequent UTIs : Frequent or recurrent bladder infections could represent insensitivity of the bacteria to the antibiotics prescribed or to other causes that your doctor should review with you. There may be an anatomic abnormality that can be determined by a urologist. Your question is a valid one that should be discussed with your physician who can take a proper detailed history and physical exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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Bladder infections from swimming pools, how do I treat it? My 8 year old daughter get a bladder infection everytime she goes into a swimming pool, is there something i can give her to help avoid this.

Any : Any child that has had multiple urinary tract infections should have a work-up to see if they have an anatomic abnormality that predisposes them to this problem. Often this involves not only a urinalysis, but also imaging such as ultrasound or a dye study to make sure the kidneys, bladder, and all the connections in between are ok. It is not normal for a child to get a urinary tract infection every time they go swimming. Give your child's doctor a call. They can either suggest a work-up or direct you to a pediatric urologist that can help. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had utis for a couple of years and bladder infections now and yeast along with BV and vagnitis what do I do i'm going to gyn again soon?

I've had utis for a couple of years and bladder infections now and yeast along with BV and vagnitis what do I do i'm going to gyn again soon?

While u wait: While you wait to see your gyn, drink lots of water and try cranberry juice or cranberry tablets to help with UTI symptoms. If you get a fever or think you have another actual infection, call to get in sooner. For yeast, you can use over the counter monistat -7. Don't use it for a few days before your appt because it will make it hard to see yeast or bv. Reducing sugar and carbs prevents yeast. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated and help flush infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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I have perineal burning that lessens when standing. I have been checked and treated for yeast, bacterial, and bladder infections. This has been going on for about two months. No itching, no visible sign of anything. Water helps--- doing that about 3-4

I : I am so sorry that you are going through this. I assume that you have sought out a second opinion. You have probably been told to reduce any sugar foods in your diet, including alcohol. There are over the counter products that reduce itching and discomfort; vagisil is one brand, but there are also others and you can discuss this with your pharmacist. I don't know if you are peri-menopausal, but if you are, there are medications such as estrogen-type creams that can lessen symptoms. ...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


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Bladder Infection (Definition)

Bladder infection is also known as Urinary tract infection. Cystitis is a condition where there is an inflammation or infection of the bladder. It is commonly caused by a urinary tract infection, and is often associated with pain during urination or sexual intercourse, ...Read more


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