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How long does it take for a urinary track infection to go away?

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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


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How long will it take to recoup lean body mass loss from GI infection of 1.5 months duration recovered spontaneously?

How long will it take to recoup lean body mass loss from GI infection of 1.5 months duration recovered spontaneously?

Depends on how much: You lost. Make sure you know why you got the GI infection so as not to repeat the problem. Eat healthy foods, take probiotics, and exercise. You'll probably be back to normal with in 3 months. ...Read more

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22 y/o f with sle. The IV site from GI tests last week is red/swollen/itchy, and have a worsening cold. Could I have an infection?

22 y/o f with sle. The IV site from GI tests last week is red/swollen/itchy, and have a worsening cold. Could I have an infection?

You need to see phy: Infection is something we would absolutely consider. You need to see your physician immediately. ...Read more

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I have GI related problems such as H. Pylori and acid reflux. Last week when I saw my mouth the roof of my mouth looks white and its been a Awhile my breathe taste like infection and my gums really hurt and bleeds. Last week I felt something bothering me

I have GI related problems such as H. Pylori and acid reflux. Last week when I saw my mouth the roof of my mouth looks white and its been a Awhile my breathe taste like infection and my gums really hurt and bleeds. Last week I felt something bothering me

Consult Dentist: Esophageal reflux can cause dental and gum disease due to regurgitation of acid in the mouth especially at night time
With bad breath taste and bleeding gums. I suggest you make an appointment with your dentist asap and get your teeth and gums checked
At the same time you need to continue therapy from your Doctor or GI Specialist to control your acid reflux and Hpylori. ...Read more

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How can I use the web to track infection?

How can I use the web to track infection?

CDC, WHO: You can go the cdc website (www. Cdc. Gov). They have lots of info there and two serial publications: eid (emerging infectious diseases) and mmwr (morbidity mortality weekly report) - both are free. You can also go to the world health organization (who) website at www. Who. Int and its regional website, the pan-american health organization (paho) at new. Paho. Org. ...Read more

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What a unrinary track infection I never had one?

What a unrinary track infection I never had one?

UTI: Urinary tract infection is big diagnosis. Most common subtype is bladder infection (cystitis). Less common, but more serious, is kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Cystitis is diagnosed upon painful, frequent urination w/some sense of urgency. Pyelonephritis adds one-sided back pain plus fever on top of cystitis symptoms. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/urinary-tract-infection/ds00286. ...Read more

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I went to the Dr today and they told me their very worried something wrong with me its been the third time I have a unrinary track infection?

Make sure: Young female has had 3 recent UTI's & queries cause. Firstly, these episodes need to be documented by urine cultures. Symptoms & a "dip stick" test are unreliable for diagnostic purposes. Some doctor unfortunately diagnose based just on symptoms, which can also be found with Interstitial Cystitis; which is common in fibromyalgia sufferers. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have a urinary track infection, help?

UTI: If you think you may have a UTI you should see a doctor asap and get it treated before it becomes more serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have urinary track infection I have no idea of what is going on what should I do?

Urine infection: If you have a urinary tract infection you must seek care. It will not go away on its own. Please see a doctor you will need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What causes a urinery track infection?

What causes a urinery track infection?

Here are some...: UTI denotes bacterial presence in urinary tract leading to a wide range of topical or systemic symptoms - from none at all to extreme. Bacterial induction to urinary tract is usually related with sexual intercourse, instrumentation, or occassionally with bloodstream spread. But most healthy persons with good bladder emptying and healthy humoral defense immunity can effectively rid the invading bug ...Read more

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What are the main reasons for urinary track infections?

UTI: This is complex and can't be answered here. Women have a short urethra (tube from bladder out) and the outlet is in the labia (pelvic lips), an area which often has high bacterial counts. This makes them more prone to UTIs than men, and these can be recurrent for a variety of reasons. See www. Wisegeekhealth. Com/what-is-the-pathophysiology-of-urinary-tract-infection for a basic explanation. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for urinary track infections?

Are there any home remedies for urinary track infections?

Water: The best prevention for uti's are increasing your water intake and possibly cranberry pills or cranberry jiuce. In uncomplicated cases, these have been shown to minimze the symptoms and even help treat these "infections". If these fail, then antibiotics will be neccessary. It is also beneficial to void every 4 to 6 hours and not hold the urine for excessive amounts of time. ...Read more

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How common is it to get two urinary track infections in one month?

How common is it to get two urinary track infections in one month?

Recurrent UTI's: Recurrent urinary tract infections need to be evaluated and managed appropriately. You should see a urologist and have appropriate testing which will include urine testing and imaing of the urinary tract. Some patients may also need to undergo cystoscopy. Your urologist will determine the evaluation you needn and the results will guide treatment. ...Read more

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Symptoms of urinary track infection?

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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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What are the symptoms of a urinary track infection?

Variable...: Urinary tract infections don't always cause symptoms, but when they do they may include: a strong / persistent urge to urinate, a burning sensation when urinating, passing frequent small amounts of urine, urine that appears cloudy, urine that appears red / pin / brown - a possible sign of blood in the urine, strong-smelling urine, pelvic pain in women, and sometimes rectal pain in men. ...Read more

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Are there any home remudies for curing a urinary track infection?

Not effective: Take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg twice daily for 7 days and it will cure the infection. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I think I have urinate track infection. Is there anything I can do to cure it at home?

What to do if I think I have urinate track infection. Is there anything I can do to cure it at home?

Not if you're a guy: Many women will clear utis without treatment. But if you're a male and it hurts to pee you need to be checked for stds. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a urinary track infection & does it hurt.? If so, where at? . & does it effect your discharge? . What can I take to clear it up

What are the symptoms of a urinary track infection & does it hurt.? If so, where at? . & does it effect your discharge? . What can I take to clear it up

UTI SYMPTOMS: The symptoms of urinary tract infection are
1frequency and urgency of urination2burning and pain during micturition 3blood in urine 4pain or discomfort in middle of lower abdomen where bladder is located 5 if infection is higher up in the kidney you may get flank pain6 fever in some cases
some time there may be UTI without any symptoms, called asymptomatic uti. ...Read more

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Is sulfameth a treatment for urinary track infection?

Yes: Although most of the u.T.I. Are caused by sensitive to sulfa bacteria. It is better to do a urine culture to find out the sensitive to which aantibiotic. ...Read more

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Can condoms cause unitary track infection?

Can condoms cause unitary track infection?

Unlikely urinary inf: You can be allergic to substances such as latex found in some condums. Very vigorous sex can result in some burning when you urinate. Urinary infection is caused by germs growing inside your bladder and it is easy to test for by testing your urine. There are other problems besides urinaty infection that can cause burning when you pee or a discharge from your penis. Get checked! ...Read more

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Can condoms cause unitary track infection?

Can condoms cause unitary track infection?

Unlikely: There may be chemical agents in condoms which will irritate the tip of the penis/urethra, and this may create a slight discomfort, but UTI is very unusual from use of a condom. ...Read more

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Can condoms cause unitary track infection?

Can condoms cause unitary track infection?

Unlikely: There may be chemical agents in condoms which will irritate the tip of the penis/urethra, and this may create a slight discomfort, but UTI is very unusual from use of a condom. ...Read more

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Can condoms cause unitary track infection?

Can condoms cause unitary track infection?

Probably not.: However, condoms have lubricants and spermicides that may cause UTI kid symptoms. Don't discontinue the use of condoms before consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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What are causes of a urinary track infection?

What are causes of a urinary track infection?

Microscopic organism: Urinary tract infections (uti's) are caused by micro-organisms. These include bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microbial life forms. By far, the most common cause of bacterial urinary tract infection is e. Coli. Structural and functional abnormalities of the genitourinary system predispose people to developing an infection in the urinary tract. ...Read more

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How to cure recurrent urinary track infection?

How to cure recurrent urinary track infection?

Depends on cause: Cure depends on cause- find this out, you'll then be able to cure it: 1.Diabetes (control blood sugars) 2.Irritant (e.G soap too alkali) 3. Anatomical issues (urologic intervention) or 4. Physiologic problem (pharmacotherapy). Regardless, some situations demand a doctor's expertise (serious infection) others require prevention on your part (complete voiding, reduce risk of an std). ...Read more

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Symptoms of a urinary track infection in a boy?

UTI: Urinary tract infections are rare in uncircumcised boys, and very rare in circumcised boys. When they do occur, the boy is usually very young (days to weeks) and has something underlying in the urinary tract that predisposes to infection. The vast majority of boys I've seen complaining of pain with urination did not have a urinary tract infection, they had manual irritation. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more