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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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Everytime I take Advil on empty stomach, I get a burning/pain in my bladder and urinary tract. Lasts maybe 2hrs. No bladder infection.

Everytime I take Advil on empty stomach, I get a burning/pain in my bladder and urinary tract. Lasts maybe 2hrs. No bladder infection.

There is your Answer: Do not take Advil on empty stomach. Any NSAID- Ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil Naprosyn- can cause irritation to your Stomach lining. Over long run period it can also cause Gastric ulcer. ...Read more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Find out the type and cause of your UI and educate yourself
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Watch what you drink: avoid caffeine and alcohol. Stop smoking
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How long will it take for a urinary tract infection to go away after starting antibiotics?

How long will it take for a urinary tract infection to go away after starting antibiotics?

5 to 7 days: Depending on your overall medical condition, the infection will clear in 5 to 7 days after starting the appriopriate antibiotic. Factors that will affect your treatment include, prescence of kidney stones, diabetes, urinary obstruction, and anatomical abnormalities of the urinary tract. Your urinary symptoms will resolve in about 48 hours but complete the entire course of medication. ...Read more

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How long does a urinary tract infection take to go away with proper treatment?

How long does a urinary tract infection take to go away with proper treatment?

2 - 14 days: Simle bladder infections can clear up within couple of days, and up to 7 - 10 days, depending upon infective organism. Kidney infections take longer, and subjects should be on antibiotics for at least two weeks. Proper treatment requires antibiotics + removal of stones if present in kidney or bladder in addition to UTI otherwise reinfection will occur. ...Read more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

See a urologist or gynecologist for proper diagnosis
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Control coughing and sneezing
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Use protection pads as insurance against wetting
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Is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

Is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

Yes: All bladder infections are urinary tract infections, but not all urinary tract infections are bladder infections. You could have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis), which would be a uti, but more serious than a bladder infection (cystitis). ...Read more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't avoid fluids. Concentrated urine can worsen incontinence
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Avoid caffeine and acidic foods
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Kegels
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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
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What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms? Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms?  Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. Uti encompasses both bladder and kidney infections. ...Read more

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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more

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Urinary Tract (Definition)

Kidney ureter bladder urthra. ...Read more

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