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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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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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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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What is the difference between a bladder infection and uti? Is a bladder infection the same as a urinary tract infection?

What is the difference between a bladder infection and uti? Is a bladder infection the same as a urinary tract infection?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Are you taking: Antibiotics? I trust that you saw your doctor and have been prescribed proper antibiotics that you are taking. After that you need to drink plenty of water and you can take over the counter pain medication for pain relief. If the pain persists for more than a day or so, please contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?

Drink fluids: To help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider. ...Read more

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What to take for a urinary tract infection and for how long?

What to take for a urinary tract infection and for how long?

See your doctor: You need prescription medication for treatment of urinary infection and your doctor will advise you on the type of medication and duration of treatment. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a urinary tract infection to develop?

How long is it supposed to it take for a urinary tract infection to develop?

See below: Hours to days depending on the type and quantity of the organism and the overall health of the host. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the symptoms of a urinary tract infection to disappear?

How long does it take for the symptoms of a urinary tract infection to disappear?

36 -72 hours: Provided bacteria causing UTI are sensitive to the antibiotic prescribed. Hence advice to have a urine culture done when UTI is diagnosed to insure that you are on the correct antibiotic. Symptoms can persists for weeks or months if not on or on wrong antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long does it take a urinary tract infection to reach the kidneys?

How long does it take a urinary tract infection to reach the kidneys?

Variable: It depends on the nature of the bacteria, the persons immunity, the persons anatomy of the bladder and the ureters, and the persence of absence of stones. Of course, the trend of the symptoms of infection may predict if getting worse. Also, loin pain and fever will suggest kidney involvement. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a UTI (urinary tract infection) to show positive on a urine culture?

How long does it take for a UTI (urinary tract infection) to show positive on a urine culture?

It may not!: A urinary tract infection is a clinical diagnosis, and doesn't necessarily hinge on a positive urine culture. However, typical bacteria associated with uti's will test positive within 24hr. Cultures help in choosing the most appropriate antibiotic.However, keep in mind some microbes cannot be cultured, or aren't routinely cultured (e.g. Ureaplasma, chlamydia) - but can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how long it takes your urinary tract infection to reach the kidneys?

Could you tell me how long it takes your urinary tract infection to reach the kidneys?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. In general, a bladder infection should not ascend to the kidneys unless there is an anatomic abnormality with the ureters. (reflux). ...Read more

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I have a urinary tract infection what should I take and what causes them?

You shld: Take an antibiotic sensitive to the bacteria causing the infection. They are usually caused by a bacteria. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a urinary tract infection and what kind of medicine can I take for the pain?

Multiple causes: Most urinary infections are bacterial. Some are ascending infections through the urethra, especially in women, other are due to seeding of the kidney through blood. Some urinary infections are prompted by obstruction to the flow of urine. The medicine needs to be tailored to the organism causing the infection and it is not a matter for self-care. Please see your doctor for proper antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can I take ofloxacin for a urinary tract infection, I have 200mg pills?

Can I take ofloxacin for a urinary tract infection, I have 200mg pills?

Probably: Ofloxacin is an antibiotic that would typically be effective in a urinary tract infection. The usual dose would be 200-400 mg twice daily for about 5 days. As with any potential infection, the best way to determine proper treatment is to get a culture and sensitivity test on the urine. If you self treat, it would be best to get a urine culture in about 2 weeks to prove you were cured. ...Read more

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If I have a urinary tract infection with fever but no insurance what can I take?

Cranberry concentra: Cranberry concentrate without sugar or splenda otc product with urinary antiseptic which colors urine orange for 3 to 4 days copious amounts of water. ...Read more

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Hello, just wondering why it takes me a while to pee, and to do so I have to sit n wait n push... Do I have a urinary tract infection ?

Hello, just wondering why it takes me a while to pee, and to do so I have to sit n wait n push... Do I have a urinary tract infection ?

Don't push to pee: It is easy to get into this habit and it is not good for your urinary tract. Concentrate on relaxing the pelvic muscles to urinate. Don't rush. If you still have problems consult a pelvic floor physical therapist. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to take care of a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: A urinary tract infection is treated with antibiotics to which the infecting bacteria are susceptable. Uncomplicated bladder infections can be cured with 3 days of treatment while kidney infections need 14 days of treatment. More serious infections can be caused by abnormal urinary tract anatomy, function, or calculi which require diagnostic studies to evaluate. ...Read more

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Can you take amoxicillin 500mg capsule for a urinary tract infection?

Can you take amoxicillin 500mg capsule for a urinary tract infection?

Not the best: Amoxicillin works best in upper respiratory infections. Plus if u have an old antibiotic laying around-not sure if this is the case? It can be expired-won't be effective and can change the bacterial symbiosis in u'r body over time-especially if people keep doing similar. This makes bacteria stronger and antibiotics won't work as well down the road. Short answer-please call u'r doc if u think UTI ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection keep meth in your system longer?

Can   a  urinary tract infection  keep meth in your system  longer?

No: UTI cannot keep meth in your system longer. However, I would be remiss if I didn't suggest to you that you NOT DO METH! it is very bad for you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long can a urinary tract infection be left untreated before it will become dangerous? This is for a friend who won't see the doctor, and I worry.

How long can a urinary tract infection be left untreated before it will become dangerous? This is for a friend who won't see the doctor, and I worry.

Depends: Infection in the urinary bladder alone may not become dangerous even if left untreated. There is always a risk that infection could spread to the kidneys. If kidneys are infected, then it can become dangerous in a matter of hours or days, if there is obstruction to urine flow and the patient is diabetic. It is best to get treatment at the earliest. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a urinary tract infection without a doctor?

You can't: You need antibiotics to cure a uti. You need a doctor to prescribe antibiotics. Ergo you can't. ...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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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