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Can You Take Clindamycin For Bladder Infection
Wrong drug for bugs: Very few organisms in the bladder susceptible to clinda. If you have antibiotic left over from a different infection, throw it away! bladder infection antibiotics are geared towards the bacteria that are found in the realm of the bladder (clinda treates skin staph & some gut anaerobic bacteria). We try once w/best guess (bactrim, amp, cipro) if we fail we treat by culture and susceptibilities. ...Read more
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
Please consult Dr.: Not a first line antibiotic for a bladder infection. Why was it prescribed? Is the bacteria resistant to other antibiotics? Or do you just happen to have some Clindamycin ; plan to self medicate? By no means one of the best antibiotics for cystitis. Thus do not wish to suggest dosage. Dosage in any case depends uopn age ; weight of patient. ...Read more
Possible, not ideal: while clindamycin is a very potent antibiotic, it is usually more effective against gram-positive organisms that are not typically involved in bladder and urinary tract infections. ideally you should have a urine culture which identifies the organism and the cheapest and most effective anabiotic that can be used to treat it ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have a severe bladder infection I have chronic bladder infections I need an antibiotic I usually take Keflex 500mg or the generic cephalexin?
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All day I have been exhausted & tonight it burned when i peed. Having had bladder infections before I am scared that is what it is - take azo?
UCC for UTI: The symptoms of UTI are burning, pain, hesitancy, incontinence, frequency, urgency, nighttime voiding, blood in the urine, and residual sensation after. You have the burning without the pain nor frequency. Look at the other symptoms to make your decision - you may be able to push fluids and escape this one. If you have more symptoms, go to an urgent care clinic for a dipstick to rule out uti. ...Read more
My fiance recently started having night sweats really bad. As soon as he falls Asleep the bedding is soaked and he feels so cold. No he doesn't take any street drugs but he's taking an antibiotic clyndamicin because I had a bladder infection and he wante
Difference in urinary tract, kidney, and bladder infections? Or symptoms? How long does it take to get urine test results? Treatment for 2 year old?
UTi: There is usually no difference between bladder and kidney infection other than fever. Kidney infection tend to have fevers. Other symptoms of kidney infection is vomiting, back pain, more sick-looking. Bladder infections tend to have frequency, pain on voiding and urgency. Results of urinalysis is usually available immediately at the pediatrician's office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok, I have several doctors no body can give answers just throw me from doctor to doctor. I keep getting bladder infections over and over, take a macrodantin* daily. I have gastroparisis, fibro/lupus, benign essential tremors with a DBS and several other h
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I've been getting bad bladder infections and the doctors told me that if i get anymore n' could possibly decrease my chances in fertilization. Help me
Honeymoon cystitis: Young woman who recently sexually active will get cystitis , called honeymoon cystitis , if you fit into this category . Unlike man's urethra in female is very short , bugs will easily traverse with mild trauma, spermicides , diaphragm , dryness precipitate , you will be fine will not affect getting pregnant , drink lots of fluid , cranberry juice , some times need antibiotics , speak to your md. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not reliable: There are products like azo-cranberry. That contain only an analgesic similar to pyridium (phenazopyridine) which is prescription medicine. Also cranberry juice has some real positive effect. These treatments are food only until pr gets their urine examined and antibiotic is given. UTIs require antibiotics (in the USA all antibiotics require prescription by a physician). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: Answers are different depending on gender and age. It is very common in women, due to their short urethra. Any trauma. including irritation, to the orifice of the urethra (even if microscopic scratch) can serve as an entry way for germs to travel up the urinary tract symptoms. No bubble baths, fragrances in detergents or soaps, over-scrubbing, etc. can do it. ...Read more
Antibiotics/cranberr: Best to find out if there is any treatable cause for your utis. R u drinking enough? Nightly Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) can prevent recurring bladder infections. Some people find that cranberry juice or cranberry capsules can help to prevent them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First why is it?: The most important question for bladder infections is why did it happen. Most recurrence is relapse. Could be anatomic issue, colonization with bad bugs, related to intercourse (esp w/diaphragm-spermicide), change in urinary tract mucosa with menopause. Prevention is linked to the cause and once that is known, prevention is strategic working against the causes. ...Read more
Short urethra: The primary reason is a short distance between the outside of the urethra (where the urine comes out) and the bladder. The bladder is sterile (no bacteria normally), whereas the vagina (where the urethra exits from) is in the midst of billions of bacteria. The act of sex pushes skin cells and bacteria into the bladder. Urinating immediately afer sex is very important to avoid an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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Several ways: Treatable prostate disease causes bladder infections in men; all people do well to drink plenty of water as they are able, and cranberry juice or its anthocyanin component actually works for prevention and treatment -- one of the few natural cures that's evidence-based. If stones are present, get them removed. If intractable or atypical, cystoscopy is indicated. ...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. ...Read more
Frequent UTI's: You need to see a urologist and be evaluated for some obstruction of your urinary tract that is predisposing you to these uti. You will need a renal ultrasound, and possibly an ivp to see if you have an anatomical problem. If you are a woman, go to the bathroom and urinate after sex. Once you see a urologist, you may have an answer to your question and a solution to your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: It definitely can lead to bladder infections. If urine stays in the bladder for too long, bacteria can start to grow. It is better to keep urine flowing through the system to keep bacteria levels down. Most people should urinate at least 4 times per day. If your urine is dark yellow, or brown, that is not good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consult with doc..: I'd have a consult with your regular doctor about why you're getting so many bladder infections in the first place. If it's associated with intercourse, you can sometimes use a single dose of antibiotics before or after intercourse. You'd want to make sure there's nothing like diabetes or anything anatomic that's predisposing you infections. ...Read more
Nuvaring: The NuvaRing is a devise that may press against the opening to your bladder and make you prone to having bladder infections. The ring itself is very pliable so the risk is low but could happen. Having sex and the position used may also contribute to bladder infections so you need to look at all possible causes. ...Read more
No: Bladder infections per se do not cause prostate enlargement. Prostates tend to enlarge slowly with advancing age. Rapid prostate enlargement can be caused by prostatitis (actual infection of the prostate gland). Chronic bladder infections can lead to to prostatitis which in turn indirectly can cause prostate enlargement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Part of the lincoside family . It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more
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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