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Cystitis Prior Recurrent Utis
Sounds legit.: These are reasonable tests to have done when one has chronic pyelo. There may be an abnormality which can be seen on scope alone. ...Read more
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
Indirectly: An important aspect of ic is that inner lining of bladder may be damaged, thus bacteria gaining access to bladder can more easily attach or penetrate bladder lining.These bacteria can only be eliminated by antibiotics.Normal bladders have an intrinsic defense mechanism consisting of a protective coating to bladder lining which makes it more difficult for bacteria to attach or penetrate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to avoid recurrent vaginal yeast infection in women with rheumatic fever taking secondary prophylactic antibiotic a lifetime?
Many possible: Empty bladder after intercourse if utis related to going to sleep with urine in your bladder after sex. Do u spread thighs with urination? Wear cotton underwaer ; avoid thongs. Take showers rather than baths. Ru constipated, if so take laxatives. Otherwise worth seeing a urologist in case you have chronic cystitis or bladder stone and might be worth cystoscopy (telescopic inspection of bladder). ...Read more
Antibiotic resist: Yes. The increasingly common practice of treating "urinary tract infections" empirically without organism identification by culture and sensitivity is largely responsible for this. When treating empiically, one tends to prescribe the broadest spectrum antibiotics to cover all possibilities. Frequent use of these super antibiotics induces bacterial resistance to multiple antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cystitis cause urthera bleeding? Female, 17 , not sexual activity,have chronic cystitis, endometriosis,adenomyosis
Here are some ...: I would not seek online guessing for your current concern. Instead, collect & bring the detailed symptoms stressing the quality, quantity, and sequence of events of all symptoms and their potentially related discomforts over time to Dox for review & analysis + proper physical exams + tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx / care / counseling... ...Read more
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
Complicated: If the intra-abdominal infection involved the kidney in some fashion then pyelonephritis could conceivably occur, but this should be treatable. With this process the presence of a foley catheter during your management can predispose to uti, as can bacteremias which occur during the infectious process. None of these would necessarily create chronic uti, but anything is possible. ...Read more
Almost never: Men with scarred/restricted urethra due to past STD can be susceptible to recurrent UTI, a rare complication these days. Recurrent bladder infections in women have nothing to do with past or current STD. However, in some women sex often triggers UTI, by "massaging" bacteria into the urethra. See your doctor; this is often preventable with low dose antibiotic taken after sex or 1-2 times a week. ...Read more
32 y/o female, symptoms of UTI including urgency, urethral discomfort, flank pain. Urine negative, no retention. Rx Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS. PMH pyelo x2. Ideas?
HC of pyelonephritis: When you are told that the urine test was - it just means it did not grow on the culture media that they chose to grow on. Try taking Ellura, a cranberry extract which prevents the bacteria from attaching to your bladder wall. It's not an antibiotic but it works quite well. ...Read more
Can a man be a carrier of a bladder infection? Like cystitis, interstitial cystitis, or urinary tract infection?
Low dose: Once daily at a dose of 125mg/day should be safe. ...Read more
Exclude tumor: Blood in urine can be due to many causes, infection, trauma, tumor, vascular malformation, clotting disorder. However, tumor/cancer needs to be excluded in any one with blood in urine. Uti and interstitial cystitis are not the only causes of blood in urine. Consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Interstitial cystitis can feel just like a UTI that never stops. IC does not have a cure but there are effective treatment options available. See your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Painful and constantly reoccurring utis (water infections/cystitis) just wont go away! what can I do?
No: Ic is not thought to be caused by uti. In fact, one must first rule out UTI before making a diagnosis of ic. ...Read more
Drink water: In general the kidneys will create an acidic environment regardless of what you drink. Some kinds of infections however classically turn urine more basic/alkaline. Hydrating with water can help as being dehydrated will often aggravate kidney conditions. If having prolonged UTI symptoms or you get sicker, you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more
No cystitis is : The same as uti. Just different names. ...Read more
What are the causes of chronic cystitis? Is it just caused by uti?...If so, is this due to an anatomical problem where bacteria is stuck somewhere?
"itis"=inflammation: "cystitis" means that you have inflammation or an infection in the bladder. Most commonly it will be because of a bacterial infection. You can soldo have a fungal (yeast) or viral infection; or you could just have inflammation (eg secondary to radiation therapy or overuse). Ic is a chronic inflammation in the bladder presumed secondary to the loss of bladder lining ("protection"). See a urologist. ...Read more
I've had 3 UTI in the past 4 months. I just finished a second round of antibiotics for this one and i'm having symptoms again. Interstitial cystitis?
Possibly may have a UTI. Urine odour, slight ache in lower back. No cystitis yet. Do I need antibiotics or can it go away?
Cant tell if its a UTI or my interstitial cystitis i had the pain since i had an IUD put in tuesday im in a lot if pain shud i go to the ER ?
No relation: there is no relation between IUD and interstitial cystitis interstitial cystitis is more common than we tthought, under diagnosed, because the right diagnosis will required a cystoscopy and a biopsy by a urologist. usualy it get suspected when the patient has UTI symptoms but the urine is clean ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Burning when peeing so I did an at test home kit and it was positive for UTI what should I do but I have cystitis so I don't know which is causing it?
I'm a virgin male & recently diagnosed by prostato-cystitis (bacterial prostatitis). Had UTI 2 years ago but was cleared.Is prostato-cystitis curable?
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