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How Do U Get A Urinary Track Infection
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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