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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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What are clean catch urine tests for bladder infections?

What are clean catch urine tests for bladder infections?

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. ...Read more

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Bladder infection how do I ease the pain from when I go to the toilet ?

Bladder infection how do I ease the pain from when I go to the toilet ?

Here are some ...: The temporary measures may include trying OTC azopyridium + avoiding bladder irritants such as coffee, alcohol, caffeine-related beverages, spicy foods, etc. + moderately increase fluid intake and voiding regularly. Then, seek pro-evaluation, definite Rx, & counseling timely if symptomatically tolerable. But if you've fever & chill, go to urgent care now... Best wish ... ...Read more

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I have a bladder infection and several times when i went to the bathroom, i noticed what looked like tissue in the toilet, what could cause this?

See answer: Any tissue-like material that comes from the bladder during a UTI is likely either mucus and or blood related to the inflammation of the bladder lining. Drinking more fluids will help minimize this along with taking the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


Dr. William Harris
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Bladder Infection (Definition)

Caused by bacteria multiplying in bladder. Most common symptoms are frequent urination, burning sensation during urination & foul smelling urine. Cause inflammation ...Read more