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Dr. Gueorgui Todorov
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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I keep having a reoccurring urinary track infection and now the pain accompanied with it is severe .what do I do to get rid of it completely.thank you?

Dr. Gueorgui Todorov
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
21 years in practice
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I keep having a reoccurring urinary track infection and now the pain accompanied with it is severe .what do I do to get rid of it completely.thank you?

Find exact reason: There are many. If they are recurrent and frequent, you may have stones or anomaly along the urethra, bladder, utters or kidneys that predisposes to infection. Also venereal cause cannot be completely excluded. Sometimes after vaginal delivery floor of the pelvis weakens. To name a few more: Vesicoureteral reflux, mobile kidney, hygiene habits related to toilet use, pH of the urine. consult URO ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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My mom told me to drink cranberry juice and it will get rid of my urinary track infection (uti) is this really true?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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My mom told me to drink cranberry juice and it will get rid of my urinary track infection (uti) is this really true?

No: Although the theory is accurate, acidifying your urine with cranberry juice sufficiently to do this would require enough juice to almost drown you. Go and get treated by your doctor, unless of course you have nothing else to do but drink cranberry juice all day. Hope your UTI clears up soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Dear doctor, pls can u advice, how many days [ maximum ] cefixime 400 mg capsules should be taken for a severe urinary track infection ,pls help?

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Dear doctor, pls can u advice, how many days [ maximum ] cefixime 400 mg capsules should be taken for a severe urinary track infection ,pls help?

Not a good UTI drug: Cefixime is rarely recommended for UTI; UTI bacteria often are resistant to it. Even if cefixime worked for past UTI, it may not be effective if caused by a different bacteria. The more severe the symptoms, the more important to be sure of the diagnosis and get proper treatment. Do not try to treat yourself; see your doctor ASAP and follow her or his advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Thom
Board Certified, Urology
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How long does it take for a urinary track infection to go away?

Dr. Matthew Thom
Board Certified, Urology
10 years in practice
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How long does it take for a urinary track infection to go away?

2-3 days: With appropriate treatment (correct antibiotic), symptoms of urinary tract infection should improve in 2-3 days. If your symptoms are not improving or getting worse, you may need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Can sex be the cause of urinary track infection?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Can sex be the cause of urinary track infection?

Yes: The vaginal barrel sits just below and parallels the urethra. If sex is prolonged or overly aggressive or the position is right this can cause trauma and mild swelling of the urethra. This is a form of physiologic urinary obstruction and may lead to infection. Same is true if there is swelling of the external genetalia due to sex, with partial occlusion of the urethral orifice. ...Read more

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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How can you contract an ecolie infection through a urinary track infection?

Dr. Leto Quarles
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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How can you contract an ecolie infection through a urinary track infection?

E coli is bacteria: E coli is the name of a type of bacteria which typically lives in the gut, but can travel anywhere and cause an infection. "regular" e coli from a woman's colon often finds its way forward to the urethra (passage from bladder to outside) and is a common cause of utis in women. Other dangerous strains of e coli (o157-h7) are more commonly found in food sources from contaminated livestock or crops. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
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Can a urinary track infection be a secondary illness?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
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Can a urinary track infection be a secondary illness?

Sure: Secondary utis of the kidney can occur by spread of the bacteria from the primary site in the body through the bloodstream to the kidneys. ...Read more

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Dr. Tony Ho
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
9 years in practice
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Symptoms of urinary track infection?

Dr. Tony Ho
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Burning: Typically pain/burning with urination, sometimes increased frequency or incontinence, and can get so severe as to cause fever or confusion. ...Read more

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Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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What causes Urinary track infection and how to avoid?

Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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What causes Urinary track infection and how to avoid?

See Below: The 3 main risk factors for recurrent UTI in women are an increased frequency of sexual intercourse, the use of a spermicide and diaphragm, and the loss of estrogen’s effect in the vagina. Patients may benefit from attempting to void immediately after intercourse to lessen the risk of coitus-related introduction of bacteria into bladder, and drinking cranberry juice (10 oz/days) ...Read more

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Dr. M. Jan
Board Certified, Family Medicine
61 years in practice
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Are there any home remudies for curing a urinary track infection?

Dr. M. Jan
Board Certified, Family Medicine
61 years in practice
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Not effective: Take Cipro 500 mg twice daily for 7 days and it will cure the infection. ...Read more

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