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How long does it take after starting antibiotics for bladder infection to clear up?

How long does it take after starting antibiotics for bladder infection to clear up?

24-48hr for symptoms: You should start noticing a difference in the first 1-2 days after starting the antibiotics. However, even though the symptoms improve, you need to finish all of your antibiotics - this kills any remaining bacteria you have and prevents creating resistant bugs. I tell patients if they're not feeling at least a little better after 2 days worth of abx, to let our office now. ...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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Difference in urinary tract, kidney, and bladder infections? Or symptoms? How long does it take to get urine test results? Treatment for 2 year old?

Difference in urinary tract, kidney,  and bladder infections? Or symptoms?  How long does it take to get urine test results? Treatment for 2 year old?

UTi: There is usually no difference between bladder and kidney infection other than fever. Kidney infection tend to have fevers. Other symptoms of kidney infection is vomiting, back pain, more sick-looking. Bladder infections tend to have frequency, pain on voiding and urgency. Results of urinalysis is usually available immediately at the pediatrician's office. ...Read more

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What medications can I take for recurrent bladder infections?

What medications can I take for recurrent bladder infections?

UTI: Knowing which bacteria caused your bladder infection usually dictates the antibiotic to be used after susceptibility tests are done. If you do not feel better within 48 to 72 hours, either ask your doctor for the next best antibiotic or have a repeat urine culture done. Studies have shown that drinking cranberry juice can help treat a urine infection. ...Read more

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Are there long-term effects of bladder infections on my child's health?

Are there long-term effects of bladder infections on my child's health?

Possible: A single episode of urinary bladder infection will probably not have any lasting effect. However, recurring infections can affect a person's health, especially if the infection spreads to the kidney. ...Read more

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All day I have been exhausted & tonight it burned when i peed. Having had bladder infections before I am scared that is what it is - take azo?

All day I have been exhausted & tonight it burned when i peed. Having had bladder infections before I am scared that is what it is - take azo?

UCC for UTI: The symptoms of UTI are burning, pain, hesitancy, incontinence, frequency, urgency, nighttime voiding, blood in the urine, and residual sensation after. You have the burning without the pain nor frequency. Look at the other symptoms to make your decision - you may be able to push fluids and escape this one. If you have more symptoms, go to an urgent care clinic for a dipstick to rule out uti. ...Read more

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What could clear tissue in urine mean? 74 yr old with one kidney removed due to cancer as well as bladder infections.

What could clear tissue in urine mean? 74 yr old with one kidney removed due to cancer as well as bladder infections.

Not sure what: Clear tissue may mean, but it is time to get a urne analysis and some blood work, and then decision about imaging or cystoscopy. You did not say if it was the kidney, its pelvis or ureter that was cancer. I would definitely call or visit your urologist. ...Read more

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Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Probably okay if...: Have you felt some change in your usual voiding pattern like burning urination or urethral discharge? Did you get urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine, which should be the minimal yet surest way to confirm if having UTI etc. What you described could be normal to reflect some amorphous phosphate sediment in alkaline urine followed with clear urine. So, seek evaluation & counseling... ...Read more

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How come I keep getting bladder infections?

UTI: Urine formed by the kidneys is usually sterile. Bladder infections are caused by bacteria that travel from the vaginal area into the bladder. Incorrect wiping technique introduce bacteria into the bladder meaust. The lining of the urinary tract can usually kill bacteria and loss of this function maybe the reason for recurrent infection. Any obstruction in the urinary tract can also cause a uti. ...Read more

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How come i keep getting bladder infections so often?

How come i keep getting bladder infections so often?

?Sex, ?hygiene: Could be: you don't urinate after sex and go to sleep with a full bladder, use bubble-bath or take tub baths rather than shower, wipe wrong way, don't spread your thighs when urinating + thus trapping urine behind labia, withhold urge to void, wear thongs or non-cotton underwear, are constipated or are menopausal. All or any of the above could make you prone tro utis. ...Read more

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With bladder infections what else should I be looking for?

With bladder infections what else should I be looking for?

Depends: It depends on wether you are man or woman, what organism is involved, are there any developmental defects, do you have urinary stones? Bladder infection may spread to other organs, especially kidney. Bladder infections are generally easily treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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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

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What r posible reasons I am gettin bladder infections and im a male?

Needs to be checked: There are many reasons for a man to get bladder infections. These could include an enlarged prostate, urtehral stricture, and kidney stones just to name a few. You need to see a urologist to have the appropriate testing. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I'm getting bladder infections every 4-6 months?

What does it mean if I'm getting bladder infections every 4-6 months?

Here are some ...: Have you been properly documented for bacterial UTI? Analyzing history will tell if your recurrent UTI is uncomplicated. If so, no study is needed and your UTI could be managed with self-testing & self-treatment regimen or long-term low-dose antibiotic. More on how to handle health-related issues? Go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby, you'll gain insights on how to work closely. ...Read more

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I've had about 8-10 bladder infections I.n the past year is there so something wrong w me ?

I've had about 8-10 bladder infections I.n the past year is there so something wrong w me ?

Nothing wrong w/ you: Recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) isn't rare, but if you're not seeing a doctor, do so to make sure that's the problem. Often easily prevented. Sex is a common trigger; sex massages UTI bacteria into the urethra. Diaphragm raises risk. Antibiotiic after sex or an antbiotic dose once a week can be helpful. Consider seeing an infectious diseases specialist for detailed advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been having bladder infections repeatedly since september, can there be a deeper problem rather than just bladder infections?

I've been having bladder infections repeatedly since september, can there be a deeper problem rather than just bladder infections?

Yes: If you are having repeated bladder infections, there may be a problem. See a urologist who can test to see if your bladder is emptying completely. ...Read more

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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

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I get bladder infections every month , is there ways to prevent them ?

Yes: You can prevent bladder infections by urinating after you have sex, wiping from front to back, avoiding bubble baths, staying well hydrated. You can also drink cranberry juice regularly or take cranberry tablets - there is something in cranberry juice/tablets that makes it more difficult for bacteria to stick to your bladder wall. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting bladder infections what's the best way to prevent them?

Why do I keep getting bladder infections what's the best way to prevent them?

Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) norfloxacin: Trimethoprim/sulfa (septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or bactrim), norfloxacin, and Nitrofurantoin (macrobid) given in low dose each night before bed are the usual antibiotics used to prevent frequently recurrent uti's. I do not prescribe Nitrofurantoin because of its potentially serious toxicities. ...Read more

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I get UTI and or bladder infections often. Any solutions?

I get UTI and or bladder infections often. Any solutions?

Frequent UTI's: You need to see a urologist and be evaluated for some obstruction of your urinary tract that is predisposing you to these uti. You will need a renal ultrasound, and possibly an ivp to see if you have an anatomical problem. If you are a woman, go to the bathroom and urinate after sex. Once you see a urologist, you may have an answer to your question and a solution to your problem. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between her bladder infections and the type of condom I am using?

No but there: Is a relation from having intercourse as bacteria can get pushed up in the urethra so after intercourse u need to get up right away and urinate to flush the bacteria that can be pushed up there out of the urethra and u can take cranberry pills daily to make the urine more acidic to help prevent infections, if u keep getting them your gyn can refer u to a urologist. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bladder infections after intercourse?

How can I prevent bladder infections after intercourse?

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Void right after. If you need to void prior to intercourse do not completely void and finish soon after intercourse. Then go back and cuddle. Some people need to take a preventative dose of antibiotic w/ intercourse. Drink lots of fluids and don't postpone urination. ...Read more

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I have bladder extrospy i a m constsntly getting bladder infections any suggestions on preventing them?

See below:: Drink plenty of water, for cleaning wipe front to back, empty bladder after intercourse. For more info see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/urinary-tract-infection/ds00286/dsection=prevention. ...Read more

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I have been feeling unwell and have an ileostomy bag and keep getting bladder infections. I'm starting to worry. ?

I have been feeling unwell and have an ileostomy bag and keep getting bladder infections. I'm starting to worry. ?

Possible fistula: the question would be why do you have an ileostomy Recurrent urine infections can be caused by many things. In males it's less common One cause could be a connection to part of your go tract and your bladder causing bacteria to enter your bladder. Another cause may be your bladder is not emptying properly because of the surgery you have had. You will need an exam and probably a cat scan to evalua ...Read more

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I am constantly getting bladder infections. I drink danactive and it does help to not get so many. What else can I do ?

A few answers: I am not sure how much the danactive is really helping (although don't stop if it works) as that tends to affect gut batteria and not vaginal. Some simple things include urinating immediately following sex. Additionally, if this problems persists your doctor can give you "prophylactic antibiotics" pills you take either every day or after just sex to prevent recurrent infections. ...Read more

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I have been having bladder infections since I was a toddler , what I'm asking is , what are some good ways to stop getting them ?

Yes...: Proper Dx.....key to therapy, prevention. You might have a anatomical problem, functional ( reflux ) problem..... ...Read more

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I've had a few bladder infections and i know I have one now...I hat lost my insurance and don't get it for another 90 days...What should I do for pain?

I've had a few bladder infections and i know I have one now...I hat lost my insurance and don't get it for another 90 days...What should I do for pain?

Treat infection: Call the doctor who has treated you in the past to see if you can get medication to treat the infection and in turn the pain the should go away. You should have had a work-up to find out why you are having repeated infections when you had insurance. There are simple things that women should pay attention to: such as always wiping front to back. ...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