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Can You Catch A Bladder Infection From Someone
No: Unless you doing something other than voiding or defecating.
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
Urinalysis and: Urine culture + sensitivities. Positive urine nitrite test for bacteria +/or leucocyte esterase white blood cells confirmed by microscopy will demonstrate a urinary infection. Urine culture will grow any any bacteria present and sensitivities will demonstrate which antibiotics will be effective. Pure bacterial colony count of >100, 000/ml on clean void culture indicates a uti, <100, 000 on cath. Spec.
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.
Frequent UTI's: People with recurrent uti's need to be evaluated by a urologist (U) to see if they have an obstruction of their urinary outflow tract. A renal ultrasound will be done first. If that does not give the answer of why you have these frequent uti's, other tests will be ordered. Your U can give you the a diagnosis and a treatment plan to resolve your problem. Good luck.
? 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.
Depends: It depends on wether you are man or woman, what organism is involved, are there any developmental defects, do you have urinary stones? Bladder infection may spread to other organs, especially kidney. Bladder infections are generally easily treatable with antibiotics.See 2 more doctor answers
UTI: Knowing which bacteria caused your bladder infection usually dictates the antibiotic to be used after susceptibility tests are done. If you do not feel better within 48 to 72 hours, either ask your doctor for the next best antibiotic or have a repeat urine culture done. Studies have shown that drinking cranberry juice can help treat a urine infection.
UTI's nth time...: Frequent Intercourse in the past month is the most common risk factor. Factors affecting bladder emptying like increase in residual urine in bladder after emptying (post void residual), incontinence, and cystocele, are strongly associated with recurrent UTIs. Make sure the antibiotic is right for the bug. Better yet see your urologist or urogynecologist.
Here are some. ..: Have you been properly documented for bacterial UTI? Analyzing history will tell if your recurrent UTI is uncomplicated. If so, no study is needed and your UTI could be managed with self-testing & self-treatment regimen or long-term low-dose antibiotic. More on how to handle health-related issues? Go to http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby, you'll gain insights on how to work closely.
Nothing wrong w/ you: Recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) isn't rare, but if you're not seeing a doctor, do so to make sure that's the problem. Often easily prevented. Sex is a common trigger; sex massages UTI bacteria into the urethra. Diaphragm raises risk. Antibiotiic after sex or an antbiotic dose once a week can be helpful. Consider seeing an infectious diseases specialist for detailed advice. Good luck!
I've been having bladder infections repeatedly since september, can there be a deeper problem rather than just bladder infections?
Yes: If you are having repeated bladder infections, there may be a problem. See a urologist who can test to see if your bladder is emptying completely.
Keep getting bladder infections.2 in the last 2 weeks & before that I was getting one every 2 weeks or so for about 3 months. Should I be worried?
Yes: Recurrent "bladder infections" cause for concern. Need a culture to prove actual infection. On more than one occasion, I noted doctors treat recurrent "bladder infections" based on symptoms of frequency & urgency absent urine tests or cultures. These symptoms can accompany fibromyalgia & interstitial cystitis & absent provable bacterial bladder infection. Urologists can find tract obstructions.
While this is not: The usual sign, seeing the gyn or urologist about the potential causes of uti's make sense, and a pap can be done. Some might suggest that recurrent UTI may be associated with perineal hygiene and multiple sexual partners. Discuss this with your gynecologist, no easy fix or answer on the inernet.
Yes: You can prevent bladder infections by urinating after you have sex, wiping from front to back, avoiding bubble baths, staying well hydrated. You can also drink cranberry juice regularly or take cranberry tablets - there is something in cranberry juice/tablets that makes it more difficult for bacteria to stick to your bladder wall.
Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) norfloxacin: Trimethoprim/sulfa (septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or bactrim), norfloxacin, and Nitrofurantoin (macrobid) given in low dose each night before bed are the usual antibiotics used to prevent frequently recurrent uti's. I do not prescribe Nitrofurantoin because of its potentially serious toxicities.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The female urethra is the "tube" that allows urine to pass from the bladder to the outside when one urinates. This opening is above the vaginal opening. This "tube" is short in length compared to a male. During intercourse bacteria can be introduced into it, and reach the bladder more easily because of its short length. Follow up with a physician for further recommendations.
I have bladder extrospy I a m constsntly getting bladder infections any suggestions on preventing them?
See below:: Drink plenty of water, for cleaning wipe front to back, empty bladder after intercourse. For more info see this site. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/urinary-tract-infection/ds00286/dsection=prevention.
Help please? I want to know what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?
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
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
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