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Can you die from a bladder infection if left untreated?

Can you die from a bladder infection if left untreated?

Probably not: If you are otherwise healthy you likely will be ok. The risk is spread to the kidneys with subsequent inoculation of the blood stream spreading the infection everywhere. This is rare and is more likely in patients with compromised immune systems; elderly, diabetics, cancer patients, HIV patients. Since the treatment is simple and non toxic why wouldn't you treat a uti?

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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How to get bladder infections?

How to get bladder infections?

Many: Bacteria reach bladder via urethra during & not urimating after sex, bacteria can then multiply in bladder. Toilet hygiene: by not wiping front to back or keeping thighs clamped toether whilst urinating rather then spreading apart to avoid urine trapping behind labia, bubble-bath or tub baths rather than showers, thong +/or non-cotton underwear, constipation, cathetrization, bladder stones.

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What leads to bladder infections?

What leads to bladder infections?

Multiple causes: Women get more bladder infections than men. More during pregnancy, some related to sex. In men enlarged prostate predisposes to bladder infections. Bladder stones facilitate infections. Bladder infections are usually bacterial and treatable with antibiotics after addressing the underlying cause.

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What is bladder infections feel like?

What is bladder infections feel like?

Burning on urination: Frequent urge & need to urinate, possible pelvic pain, possible back pain if infection has speread to kidneys. Urine may have an unpleasant or fishy odor.

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What causes repeat bladder infections?

What causes repeat bladder infections?

Many answers: There are many possibilities. A common one in a 30 year old woman who is sexually active is minor trauma during sex.

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What causes you get bladder infections?

What causes you get bladder infections?

Several factors-: Keeping infections out, our urinary system is designed to push urine completely out. Infections occur when microbes aren't flushed out, allowing it to travel upstream and grow in unvoided urine that remains. This may occur if there is an anatomical problem like an enlarged prostate that weakens urine flow and causes urinary retention, or physiologic issues that causes urine backflow (aka.Reflux).

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What are the causes of bladder infections?

What are the causes of bladder infections?

Inadequate Emptying: Bacteria are overwhelmingly bacteria present in stool (reason for advice: wipe front to back), grow back up the urethra (tube to the outside), some can partially adhere to the cells lining the urethra & inner bladder wall, may grow fast enough between voiding & not be adequately washed away during each voiding + several additional issues. See: https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/872086.

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How come I keep getting bladder infections?

How come I keep getting bladder infections?

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.

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Is nitrofuroin good for bladder infections?

Is nitrofuroin good for bladder infections?

Yes: Nitrofurantoin also does not affect vaginal flora and will not increase the chance of a yeast infection. A urine culture can tell whether the bacteria is sensitive to nitrofurantoin.

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What could lead to bladder infections in women?

What could lead to bladder infections in women?

See below: Sometimes sexual activity in women will precipitate a bladder infection (honeymoon cystitis). Incompletely emptying the bladder when voiding can lead to recurrent infections. In many there is no recognized cause. Lang term antibiotic prophylaxis is used in some patients with frequent recurrences.

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Home remedies that work for bladder infections?

Home remedies that work for bladder infections?

Cranberry juice/tabs: Spontaneous resolution of a bladder infection can occur. You should drink lots of fluids to flush your urologic system, drink carnberry juice or take cranberry tablets. You may take over the counter bladder analgesics such as azo. However if your symptoms persisted or got worse see your medical provider immediately.

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What can cause bladder infections in teenage boys?

What can cause bladder infections in teenage boys?

Bladder infection: bladder infection in teenagers is unusual unless there is a history of kidney reflux causing repeated infections and scaring of kidneys or bladder. Teenagers who are sexually active can have sexually transmitted diseases that looks and acts like bladder infections

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Why might someone get recurring bladder infections?

Why might someone get recurring bladder infections?

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.

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What are the symptoms of bladder infections usually?

What are the symptoms of bladder infections usually?

Several symptoms.: The most common symptoms of a bladder infection are pain with urination, low abdominal and pain, frequent urination with occasional sensations of urgency. There is sometimes blood in the urine, and in severe cases, fever and flank pain if the kidney is involved. If you think you have an infection, see your physician who can test your urine and recommend treatment.

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How come I keep getting bladder infections so often?

How come I keep getting bladder infections so often?

? 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.

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Can you catch bladder infections off of toilet seats?

Can you catch bladder infections off of toilet seats?

No: Unless you doing something other than voiding or defecating.

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What do you suggest for my horrible bladder infections?

Nothing horrible, but: If being "horribly" annoyed by frequent recurrent UTI, you need to be evaluated so to identify if any potentially underlying causes for UTIs ever exist. If yes, correct/modify it. At times, preventive measures or regimen of self-testing/self-treatment may be applied as deemed reasonable according to professional judgment. More? Go to articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html.

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With bladder infections what else should I be looking for?

With bladder infections what else should I be looking for?

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.

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How many medications are necessary for bladder infections?

How many medications are necessary for bladder infections?

One: Most bladder or urinary tract infections are treated with one antibiotic and then another may be added or considered if improvement is not seen within 2-3 days. Urine cultures are not routinely performed but can be done for various factors if needed to better determine the most effective antibiotic for treatment.

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

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