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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?

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

Dr. Al Hegab
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

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


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Best medication for pain due to intertitial cystitis?

Best medication for pain due to intertitial cystitis?

Elmiron (pentosan): Also known as pentosan polysulfate sodium, this medicine can bring relief. It is usually helpful to receive this medicine in conjunction with a medicine for overactive bladder (ex: ditropan, detrol, vesicare, (solifenacin) enablex, sanctura, toviaz, etc). ...Read more

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What medication should I take to cure Honeymoon Cystitis?

What medication should I take to cure Honeymoon Cystitis?

Cystitis: If you have symptoms of burning, frequency and feeling like you need to pass urine all the time, you will likely need an antibiotic. Passing urine after sexual activity often helps prevent it. Drink plenty of fluids, cranberry juice or pills often help. All the best. ...Read more

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Can I make cystitis better without medication?

Can I make cystitis better without medication?

Unlikely: Cystitis is often caused by a bacterial infection. It requires treatment with a short course of antibiotics (3-7 days). Otherwise it can progress to involve the kidneys which can be dangerous and is a much more serious infection. Go see your doctor and take a course of antibiotics once your Urine has been tested for infection. ...Read more

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How can you most effectively cure cystitis without having to use medication?

How can you most effectively cure cystitis without having to use medication?

Fluids: High fluids, cranberry juice, large urine volumes, probiotics are all helpful. Minimize caffeine and carbonation as well. Even with these things, however, you may still need to be tested and have appropriatet antimicrobial therapy. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for cystitis to clear up after medication?

How long is it supposed to it take for cystitis to clear up after medication?

Symptoms should: Be improved in 2-3 days, but take your entire course of antibiotics to maximize the chance oc completely clearing the bacteria. ...Read more

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Can intersital cystitis cause permanent damage to the bladder? And does any medications help or make it worse?

Can intersital cystitis cause permanent damage to the bladder? And does any medications help or make it worse?

Check out these: Informative links. Take care and happy holidays! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/interstitial-cystitis/ds00497. http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/interstitial-cystitis. ...Read more

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What medications cause cystitis? I'm having a cystoscopy for interstitial cystitis next week, but wonder if some of my meds are contributing..

What medications cause cystitis? I'm having a cystoscopy for interstitial cystitis next week, but wonder if some of my meds are contributing..

Watch your diet!: I agree but would add that certain foods and drinks can really aggravate your ic discomfort. I usually ask patients when they have flares if they have started any new medications and on occasion have found meds that worsen the symptoms. If you have been on the medication for a while it is unlikely that it would suddenly start causing new problems. Ask your doctor if he has a diet sheet for ic. ...Read more

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What is best drug for cystitis if mild renal damage?

What is best drug for cystitis if mild renal damage?

Based on urine cx's: Usually the treatment is based on what the urine culture shows (e.g. What bacteria in the urine is causing the cystitis). Dosages of antibiobitics that can affect renal function will need to be adjusted for degree of kidney insufficiency. However, most of the antibiotics used to treat bacterial cystitis do not have to be adjusted for mild renal damage. ...Read more

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Would cystitis effect the accuracy of a drug urine screen?

Would cystitis effect the accuracy of a drug urine screen?

No: Red blood cells, white blood cells, or even protein in the urine will not affect the chemical analysis of a urine drug screen and the follow-up confirmatory testing that they do. ...Read more

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How can interstitial cystitis be managed? Can it be the cause for reoccurring pyelonephritis? Any drugs for interstitial cystitis that can help?

Elm iron: Ic is a chronic inflammation in the "wall" (interstitium) of the bladder resulting in pain, frequency and blood in the urine. Reportedly more common in women, it is probably well under diagnosed in men. Best managed with dietary/lifestyle (hydration), there is only 1 medication approved by the fda - elmiron, (pentosan) to "fill the cracks" in the bladder lining. Intravesical (in the bladder) txs available. ...Read more

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I have fibre muscular dysplasia is this caused by taking the drug elmiron (pentosan) for ten years I take it for interstitial cystitis?

I have fibre muscular dysplasia is this caused by taking the drug elmiron (pentosan) for ten years I take it for interstitial cystitis?

Here are some. ..: It's natural to relate "new" health event with prior drug use. However, your clinical scenario showed you have suffered from multiple similar connective tissue-related conditions resulting from still much unknown causes. Besides, a
10-yr span has incurred much change in the body. So, it's hard to connect Elmira with fibromuscular dysplasia, which has been known to occur more in women. ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more

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Common symptoms of cystitis?

See below: Pressure in the lower abdomen, painful and/or frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, traces of blood or pain in the lower back or abdomen. ...Read more

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How can one contract cystitis?

Not known: The cause of interstitial cystitis is not known. Please visit this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/basics/definition/con-20022439 ...Read more

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What body systems are affected by cystitis?

Urinary bladder: By definition, cystitis is inflammation of the urinary bladder. If the inflammation is due to infection, it can spread to the kidneys and other organs. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural way to stop cystitis?

Can there be a natural way to stop cystitis?

To reduce risk: Some things that may help prevent bladder infection are (though none are proven by clinical trial):
careful wiping after bowel movements
stay well hydrated
empty the bladder after sexual activity
wear loose-fitting cotton underwear
cranberry tablets

only vaginal estrogen treatment has been shown to reduce the frequency of uti's in women after menoapuse - this requires a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I suffer from really bad cystitis?

My take is. ..: I assumed you meant severe persistent voiding symptoms with no or poor response to all conservative Rx including antibiotics. If so, it's time to refine how to deduce more accurate Dx. .. to rule out interstitial cystitis (IC) / chronic pelvic painful symdrome (CPPS) besides UTI. As to RX, all are about the same with recognition, lifestyle change, behavioral modification, timed voiding, less irrita ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have cystitis- how to relieve pain?

What to do if I think I have cystitis- how to relieve pain?

There isn't anything: Reliable, but you can try drinking more fluids to help flush the bladder. Some people find that cranberry extract or tablets help. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having cystitis. Is it a serious problem?

Not if you get it: Treated. Urinary bladder infections are common and easily treatable with antibiotics. Please see your doctor or if you have pain and or fever and can not get an appointment, go an emergency room. ...Read more

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How does cystitis transmitted to another person? And what are the causes?

How does cystitis transmitted to another person? And what are the causes?

Not transmitted: It is unusual for cystitis (a bladder infection) to be transmitted to another person. Cystitis is most often caused by a bacterial infection in the bladder. ...Read more

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Cystitis how to treat?

Cystitis how to treat?

Depends: It depends on whether there is active infection or just chronic inflammation. Start with a urine culture, history and physical exam by your doctor, and go from there. Regardless be sure to hydrate well, minimize caffeine, carbonation and dietary irritants. ...Read more

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How to prevent cystitis?

Cystitis: Good perineal hygiene, avoid vaginal infections, drink plenty of water, do not hold empty your bladder for more that 3-4 hours, avoid irritating foods, caffeine as much as possible. Empty bladder after intercourse and drink water so you are ready to empty in the morning. ...Read more

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Can cystitis cystica be cured?

Can cystitis cystica be cured?

Cystitis cystica: Cystitis cystica is a benign (noncancerous) change that is thought to be a reaction to irritation and not a specific disease of its own. Sometimes it forms a small bump or a polyp-like area. Therefore a urologist might biopsy it to make sure it is not cancer. There is no evidence that it becomes cancerous over time. So it may not need to be cured unless there are other bladder problems. ...Read more