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How Long Do Bladder Infections Last
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
Urinary track infection: Uncomplicated urinary tract infection if treated with antibiotics usually gets better within days. If not treated, the symptoms may last indefinitely. ...Read more
Bladder infection how long will symtoms last after having taken cipro (ciprofloxacin) medication for 5 days?
Lower left chest pain/LUQ & mid Abd pain x 1 week. Dr. diagnosed bladder infection on Fri. & urine culture found strep B. How long will the pain last?
3 to 7 days: Depends on how frequent or susceptible you are to uti's. For many people a 3 day supply of antibiotics is enough to rid the problem. For others it often takes a week. ...Read more
Bladder infection: Depends on the severity, with appropiate antibiotics your symptoms start going away in 2-3 days. Also drinkig water helps. ...Read more
Keep getting bladder infections.2 in the last 2 weeks & before that i was getting one every 2 weeks or so for about 3 months. Should i be worried?
Yes: Recurrent "bladder infections" cause for concern. Need a culture to prove actual infection. On more than one occasion, i noted doctors treat recurrent "bladder infections" based on symptoms of frequency & urgency absent urine tests or cultures. These symptoms can accompany fibromyalgia & interstitial cystitis & absent provable bacterial bladder infection. Urologists can find tract obstructions. ...Read more
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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