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Can you tell me reasons why i get bladder infections so easily?

Can you tell me reasons why i get bladder infections so easily?

UTI's nth time...: Frequent Intercourse in the past month is the most common risk factor. Factors affecting bladder emptying like increase in residual urine in bladder after emptying (post void residual), incontinence, and cystocele, are strongly associated with recurrent UTIs. Make sure the antibiotic is right for the bug. Better yet see your urologist or urogynecologist. ...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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Please tell me what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

Please tell me what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

Bladder infections: The only sure remedy to treat a bladder infection (BI) is by appropriate antibiotics. Its symptoms are burning on urination and frequency. A BI is seen more commonly in women than men, as the have a shorter urethra so bacteria can enter their bladder easier. If you have symptoms of a BI, see a physician, have your urine cultured and get started on an appropriate antibiotic. Good luck. ...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?

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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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infections/bladder infections?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infections/bladder infections?

Cranberry: Increasing fluids, cranberry juice are two of the most successful. However, many people will require antibiotics for a true infection. ...Read more

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Can bladder infections turn into kidney infections?How can you tell? My lower back is killing me and my MS fatigue is crazy worries me something is up

Can bladder infections turn into kidney infections?How can you tell? My lower back is killing me and my MS fatigue is crazy worries me something is up

UTI: Ascending infection is one of the more common mechanisms by which pyelonephritis (kidney infection) occurs, so the answer is yes. This does not necessarily mean, however, that your back discomfort is due to UTI and you should be seen by your doctor and diagnosed appropriately. ...Read more

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What causes bladder infections? Every three months i go to the doctor I am told I have a bladder infection what would cause on going bladder infections? I am being treated after the findings but when i come back I have the infection again what could possi

What causes bladder infections? Every three months i go to the doctor I am told I have a bladder infection what would cause on going bladder infections? I am being treated after the findings but when i come back I have the infection again what could possi

Frequent UTIs : Frequent or recurrent bladder infections could represent insensitivity of the bacteria to the antibiotics prescribed or to other causes that your doctor should review with you. There may be an anatomic abnormality that can be determined by a urologist. Your question is a valid one that should be discussed with your physician who can take a proper detailed history and physical exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to get bladder infections?

How to get bladder infections?

Many: Bacteria reach bladder via urethra during & not urimating after sex, bacteria can then multiply in bladder. Toilet hygiene: by not wiping front to back or keeping thighs clamped toether whilst urinating rather then spreading apart to avoid urine trapping behind labia, bubble-bath or tub baths rather than showers, thong +/or non-cotton underwear, constipation, cathetrization, bladder stones. ...Read more

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What leads to bladder infections?

What leads to bladder infections?

Multiple causes: Women get more bladder infections than men. More during pregnancy, some related to sex. In men enlarged prostate predisposes to bladder infections. Bladder stones facilitate infections. Bladder infections are usually bacterial and treatable with antibiotics after addressing the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What is bladder infections feel like?

What is bladder infections feel like?

Burning on urination: Frequent urge & need to urinate, possible pelvic pain, possible back pain if infection has speread to kidneys. Urine may have an unpleasant or fishy odor. ...Read more

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What causes repeat bladder infections?

What causes repeat bladder infections?

Many answers: There are many possibilities. A common one in a 30 year old woman who is sexually active is minor trauma during sex. ...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


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