Top 20 Doctor insights on: Does azo pills interfere with urine test for bladder infection

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Does Azo work for bladder infections?

Does Azo work for bladder infections?

Azo?: Have no idea what this is. Is there another name? ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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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?

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

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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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If I have a bladder infection and want to see a doctor for it, can that doctor tell from the urine test if I have been taking illegal drugs?

If I have a bladder infection and want to see a doctor for it, can that doctor tell from the urine test if I have been taking illegal drugs?

Different test: A urine tox screen would not be a routine test for somebody who presents with symptoms of a UTI they would have to specifically look for drugs in your urine. ...Read more

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My 93 yr aunt doc said her urine test showed she has a bladder infection. He is not treating it since she shows no symptoms. Is this ok?

My 93 yr aunt doc said her urine test showed she has a bladder infection. He is not treating it since she shows no symptoms. Is this ok?

Yes: The condition you describe is known as a symptomatic bacteruria. This is a common finding in the elderly. It does not require treatment unless she is having symptoms. ...Read more

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My doctor has diagnosed me as (possible m.S.) I am having problems with constant bladder infections. Why does my urine feel heavy, smell awful, ?

Chronic UTI: Multiple sclerosis and other neurologic issues may adversely impact on bladder functioning. This may lead to include bladder emptying, recurrent uti's, and increased back pressure on the kidneys. You should see a urologist and a neurologist. You need urine testing, renal and bladder ultrasound and you may need your bladder function tested with urodynamics. ...Read more

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How do docs tell the different between minor UTI or bladder infections and a severe kdiney infection from a urine sample?

Clinical: A detailed microscopic urine analysis may provide information to suggest that a urinary tract infection involves more than just the bladder (cystitis vs. Pyelonephritis). The diagnosis is generally made on clinical grounds (signs and symptoms) +/- blood tests. ...Read more

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What could clear tissue in urine mean? 74 yr old with one kidney removed due to cancer as well as bladder infections.

What could clear tissue in urine mean? 74 yr old with one kidney removed due to cancer as well as bladder infections.

Not sure what: Clear tissue may mean, but it is time to get a urne analysis and some blood work, and then decision about imaging or cystoscopy. You did not say if it was the kidney, its pelvis or ureter that was cancer. I would definitely call or visit your urologist. ...Read more

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Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Probably okay if...: Have you felt some change in your usual voiding pattern like burning urination or urethral discharge? Did you get urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine, which should be the minimal yet surest way to confirm if having UTI etc. What you described could be normal to reflect some amorphous phosphate sediment in alkaline urine followed with clear urine. So, seek evaluation & counseling... ...Read more

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Can u take otc sinus cold pills n azo fot bladder infection?

Can u take otc sinus cold pills n azo fot bladder infection?

No: Over the counter AZO or cold preparations may ease some of the pain/discomfort symptoms associated with a urinary tract infection but do nothing to treat the infection, which may become systemic and lead to sepsis in the long run. It is important that you see a doctor and get started on an antibiotic and have a urine culture to confirm infection and effective antibiotic regimens. ...Read more

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How long it take for a bladder infection to go away if you are taking Azo cranberry pills?

Azo cranberry: Probably not very useful for an existing infection but a good product for prevention. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/958.Html. ...Read more

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I had what felt like a bladder infection I took the Azo pills and drank lots of water the burning went away still have pressure on bladder though???

SEE DOCTOR: Azo does not treat infections, Antibiotics do! If you still have pressure, you still have an infection. The only reason to take Azo is for short term relief until you can see a health care provider, or until the antibiotic you are taking starts working. Too many patients take Azo and end up with Kidney infections and serious Sepsis because they think Azo will cure the UTI - IT DOESN'T! ...Read more

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My boyfriend made a sex toy out of caulking. I have been running a fever, no appettite, chills. At first thought I was getting a bladder infection. So started taking Azo pills. Plus have bad head aches all day long.

My boyfriend made a sex toy out of caulking. I have been running a fever, no appettite, chills. At first thought I was getting a bladder infection. So started taking Azo pills. Plus have bad head aches all day long.

I: I don't know which type of caulking was used. So I have included mds material for a caulking that is frequently used. Your health shouldn't play second fiddle to sexual fun. What the two of you did was irresponsible because you didn't have any knowledge about how the caulking would effect your health before using it inside yourself.
Here is the mds data:
material safety data sheet
msds name: pb-3 siliconized acrylic latex caulk
section v - health hazard data
routes of entry:
entry through...Inhalation and skin most likely
carcinogenicity...
Ntp? N/e | iarc monographs? N/e | ohsa? No
effects of overexposure
inhalation: may irritate respiratory tract.
Skin/eye contact: may cause irritation.
Ingestion: swallowing large amounts may cause nausea,
vomiting. (an unlikely route of entry)
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material safety data sheet
msds name: pb-3 siliconized acrylic latex caulk
msds number: 16711-001
version number 2
msds date: sep-09-2002
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first aid measures
inhalation: if affected by inhalation, remove to fresh air.
Eye contact: flush with water for at least 15 minutes, and
get prompt medical attention.
Skin contact: wash skin thoroughly with soap and water.
Ingestion: drink water, and get medical attention.
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you need to get medical attention asap. Have your boyfriend supply the emergency room with the exact type of caulking he used. If he still has the container it came from, that should be brought in. That is standard for any type of poisoning. ...Read more

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Posted question yestetday 50 year old female with UTI symptoms., Drs responded UTI. Bought AZO URINE TEST shows leucocitos in urine/nitroto normal?

Posted question yestetday 50 year old female with UTI symptoms., Drs responded UTI. Bought AZO URINE TEST shows leucocitos in urine/nitroto normal?

Here are some...: Many causes may induce UTI-like symptoms. (+) for WBC & (-) for nitrite in chemstrip dipstick suggest the presence of inflammation indeed in urinary tract or possible contamination from improper urine collection or no UTI by gram negative bacilli, not gram positive cocci or urine not staying inside bladder long enough. So, seek timely evaluation and counseling so to define right Dx for right Rx... ...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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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