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Doctor insights on: Can The Antibiotics For An Urinary Tract Infection Prevent Pregnancy

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Can the antibiotics for an urinary tract infection prevent pregnancy?

Can the antibiotics for an urinary tract infection prevent pregnancy?

No: Antibiotics are known to render oral contraceptives less effective so may increase risk of pregnancy if you are taking birth control. However, they are unlikely to prevent pregnancy if you are taking a short course for a uti. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How to prevent urinary tract infection in toddlers?

How to prevent urinary tract infection in toddlers?

Depends: Is your toddler potty trained? If yes there are 2 very important things 1. Make sure they are voiding often ( every 2 hours by the click during the day) 2. Make sure they are not getting constipated... They should be pooping every day and their poop should be soft. Make sure they are drinking plenty of fluids. Remember that utis in toddlers are rarely dangerous unless associated with a high fever. ...Read more

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How to prevent urinary tract infection on honeymoon?

The following: Urinate to empty bladder after sex & before going to sleep. Shower rather than bathe. Avoid thong or sythetic underwear. Don't let yourself get constipated. Drink pl;enty of fluids & empty bladder every 3 hours or so. Good luck & have a great honeymoon. ...Read more

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How soon after finishing my anitibiotics for a urinary tract infection can I have sex?

How soon after finishing my anitibiotics for a urinary tract infection can I have sex?

I believe anytime: Unless there is a specific issue with your condition, the type of antibiotic you are using or some very unusual problem, taking antibiotics should not preclude one from having intercourse. If a vaginal or penile condom is used, i cannot think of a reason otherwise. Take the antibiotics as prescribed and take care of yourself. See your doctor otherwise (call or return to clinic). ...Read more

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I am on beyaz for birth control. I started taking Macrobid for a urinary tract infection on thursday. Will it affect the effectiveness of the beyaz?

I am on beyaz for birth control. I started taking Macrobid for a urinary tract infection on thursday. Will it affect the effectiveness of the beyaz?

It could: Antibiotics have shown to affect contraceptive coverage. It was not Macrobid that was studied, but it is still advisable to use other forms of birth control when antibiotics are used. ...Read more

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How soon after I finish my anitibiotics for a urinary tract infection can I have sex again?

When you feel like : It. Just be on the lookout for a recurrence so that you may treat it promptly if it happens. ...Read more

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Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more

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How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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