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If I have urinary incontinence -- ob/gyn, urologist or urogynecologist?

If I have urinary incontinence -- ob/gyn, urologist or urogynecologist?

Experience and focus: Are most important. A urogynecologist has 3 years of additional formal training and his/her practice focuses on women's bladder problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Major
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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more


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Can cranberry pills cure a urinary infection?

Can cranberry pills cure a urinary infection?

No: Cranberry pills can help symptoms of UTI but will not cure uti. ...Read more

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Can taking cranberry juice cure a urinary tract infection?

Can taking cranberry juice cure a urinary tract infection?

Not usually: Cranberry juice inhibits bacteria from adhering to the bladder lining and by that mechanism is believed to be helpful in preventing cystitis. It is not particularly effective once the infection has been established. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice help a urinary tract infection?

Can cranberry juice help a urinary tract infection?

Prevention - not tx.: It is not used to treat urinary tract infections. Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. ...Read more

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Should i go to my urologist for a possible UTI or bladder infection or gyno?

Should i go to my urologist for a possible UTI or bladder infection or gyno?

Either: If you have fewer than one or two utis a year then your primary care physician or gynecologist can treat optimally. If you have recurring infections or persisting infections then it might be useful to consult a urologist. ...Read more

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Kidney doctors, how to prevent a urinary tract infection?

Try the following: Empy bladder soon after sex, never use bubble bath & shower rather than bathe, use cotton underwerar & never thongs, avoid/treat constipation if present, drink plenty of water and avoid retaining urine which means urinate every 3 hours or so, drink cranberry juice or cranberry tablets or gelgaps to reduce ability of bacteria to adhere to bladder wall lining. Avoid feminine douches & deodorants. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an overactive thyroid from antibiotics for urinary tract infections?

Is it possible to get an overactive thyroid from antibiotics for urinary tract infections?

No: Antibiotics don't cause hyperthyroidism. Acute infections can sometimes cause thyroiditis leading to temporary hyperthyroidism but the antibiotic itself does not do this. ...Read more

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Isn't drinking cranberry juice to prevent urinary tract infection an old wives' tale?

Isn't drinking cranberry juice to prevent urinary tract infection an old wives' tale?

Not a myth: Cranberries contain a chemical, proanthocyanidin, which interferes with the ability of bacteria, especially e.Coli (most common species of bacteria to cause urinary tract infections) from adhering to the bladder lining. Bacteria are thus flushed out urination and are unlikely to cause a uti. Excellent research article published in new england journal of medicine 3 or 4 years ago proving this. ...Read more

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Can I take Azo Cranberry Urinary Tract Health pills during pregnancy?

Can I take Azo Cranberry Urinary Tract Health pills during pregnancy?

Yes but: They are safe for use but not effective. If you have a bladder infection the you need to be treated with antibiotics to prevent the infection from spreading to the kidneys. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice take a bladder infection away?

Can cranberry juice take a bladder infection away?

No: Cranberry juice contains substances which interfere with bacteria adhering to bladder wall and thus reduce the incidence of recurrent bladder infections. It is not an antibiotic and thus can not treat an established bladder infection. There are many so called cranberry tablets or caplets, but very few list amount of active ingredient. Ellura does & proven effective in a 1st class scientific study. ...Read more

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Can i take cystex for urinary tract infection?

No: You can take cystex to relieve the symptoms of a urinary tract infection but not necessarily the cause. It is designed to decrease symptoms UNTIL you get a chance to see your primary medical doctor. This medication is similar to pyridium, (phenazopyridine) for symptomatic relief, but does not turn your urine orange. ...Read more

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Can a regular ob / gyn treat you for infertility?

Can a regular ob / gyn treat you for infertility?

Infertility: A general OB/ Gyn can do infertility evaluations and treatment. The infertility specialist works with the more difficult cases. Typically in vitro fertilization is only done by the specialists. Infertility doctors will usually send pregnant patients back to the generalist for delivery. A woman older than 35 with infertility should probably be seeing the specialist. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection cause an abnormal smear test?

Specimen collection: I trust you mean pap smear test. If the specimen for pap is collected properly a urinary infection should not affect the results, however, it would be better to treat UTI first and then do the pap test. ...Read more

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Can an std, UTI, or bladder infection stop your period?

Can an std, UTI, or bladder infection stop your period?

No: STDs, UTIs and bladder infections don't tend to stop your period. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can vaginitis and a bladder infection delay s cycle?

Can vaginitis and a bladder infection delay s cycle?

Not usually: See your gyn so your gyn can evaluate why u are late the 1st thing to r/o is preg. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a gynecologist?

I'm looking for a gynecologist?

Should check online: Years ago, listings used to be available only in printed form. By the turn of the century, lists had become available online everywhere. Now, some lists are only online, and no longer printed. County medical societies (or other local medical societies), hospitals, and insurance companies usually list doctors by name, specialty, and location. The better websites have "find a doctor" pages. ...Read more