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Clindamycin 300mg for bladder infection?

Clindamycin 300mg 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

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 many milligrams of clindamycin should be taken for a bladder infection?

How many milligrams of clindamycin should be taken for a bladder infection?

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

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Clindamycin HCl will it cure a bladder infection?

Clindamycin HCl will it cure a bladder infection?

Unlikely: There are much better choices for UTI treatment than Clindamycin so check with your doctor for such. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) cure a bladder or kidney infection?

Can the antibiotic cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) cure a bladder or kidney infection?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How to prevent and cure bladder infections?

How to prevent and cure bladder infections?

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

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Any tips on how to avoid bladder infections?

Any tips on how to avoid bladder infections?

Here are some...: After evaluated as a pt of uncomplicated UTI, the following measures may help curb its recurrence as follows: Urinate at urge to void - don't hold urine; wipe anus backward after BM; improve topical hygiene; void after sex; use prophylactic antibiotics before sex if honeymoon cystitis is suspected; possible use of chronic suppressive agents such low-dose antibiotics or concentrated cranberry tab.. ...Read more

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Can d-mannose treat bladder infections?

Can d-mannose treat bladder infections?

No way: Bladder infections require antibiotics & not a dietary suppliment that does nothing to eliminate or kill bacteria. ...Read more

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Why do girls get bladder infections after sex?

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 more

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Why do I keep getting bladder infections/uti's?

Why do I keep getting bladder infections/uti's?

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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Can a hemorrhagic cyst cause bladder infections?

Can a hemorrhagic cyst cause bladder infections?

No: Bladder infections are caused by urogenital bacteria ascending the urethra. A hemorrhagic cyst would have nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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Does Xanax (alprazolam) cause bladder infections?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) cause bladder infections?

It should not: There may be other factors that the xanax (alprazolam) may be effecting. On its own it should not. ...Read more

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How can seniors avoid recurrent bladder infections?

How can seniors avoid recurrent bladder infections?

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

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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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I get UTI and or bladder infections often. Any solutions?

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 more

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Can women develop bladder infections from having orgasms?

No but: Anything that presses on the urethral orifice during sex (finger, penis, vibrator) could increase risk of a uti. These might also facilitate an orgasm. ...Read more

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Is it common to get bladder infections with the nuva ring?

Is it common to get bladder infections with the nuva ring?

Possibly: Nuva ring should not cause utis, however the medication could possibly interfere with your vaginal immunoglobulins and make you more UTI prone. Are u sure you are having utis and not just symptoms, proven utis have positive urine cultures. ...Read more

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Does dehydration lead to bladder infections and prostatitis?

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 more

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How can recurring bladder infections impact on incontinence?

How can recurring bladder infections impact on incontinence?

Worsen it.: Bladder infections cause increased urgency and bladder muscle contractions that make it hard to hold the urine. Why are you having recurrent infections would be a great question to answer. Not treated with right medication, kidney stones, bladder prolapse, hygiene issues? Seek help from a urologist or urogynecologist if you are female. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bladder infections after having intercourse?

Minor trauma: A bit of trauma to the urethra (the short tube which carries urine from the bladder to the outside) prevention may include some care during sex and /or antibacterial medicine taken to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Can there be any relation between nuva ring and bladder infections?

Can there be any relation between nuva ring and bladder infections?

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

Clindamycin (Definition)

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


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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