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Cystitis How Long Does It Last
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
? Pain from cystitis: Kidney infection, pyelonephritis or kidney stones or blockage are, but, cystitis is not usually associated with back pain. It can occur if & when cystitis UTI extends up to the kidneys. You are advised to consult with your dr., intenist or urologist in case this is serious. Good luck. ...Read more
Woken up with terrible cystitis even though I have been on antibiotics for it for the last 3 days what do I do as I am in so much pain!?
Resistant bacteria?: Symptoms should have improved with 3 days of treatment and certainly should not be getting worse. Your urinary tract infection probably is caused by a bacteria resistant to your antibiotic. Immediately contact the doctor or clinic treating you; they'll probably prescribe something else. In the meantime, drink lots of fluids and ask your chemist about phenazopyridine, which will ease discomfort. ...Read more
My daughter has had cystitis, for which she has taken over-the-counter medicines. Last weekend she was complaining of pain in her kidney area, but by?
Pyelonephritis?: Urinary tract infections that reach the kidney(s) is called pyelonephritis. While she could have other causes for "kidney pain" (such as a kidney stone, diverticulitis, ....), i would be concerned about her having a kidney infection. Regardless, she should probsbly be further evaluated (repeat ua, renal us, possible ct ivp, VCUG ( to r/o reflux, ...). ...Read more
Unlikely: Bladder infection, absent some primary predisposing factor, is not likely to be a result of being ill, unless that illness involved placement of a urinary catheter, was an immuno-suppressive disorder, involved bacteria entering the bloodstream, or other complicating problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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