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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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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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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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Can d-mannose treat bladder infections?

Can d-mannose treat bladder infections?

No way: Bladder infections require antibiotics & not a dietary suppliment that does nothing to eliminate or kill bacteria. ...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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Bladder infections from swimming pools, how do I treat it? My 8 year old daughter get a bladder infection everytime she goes into a swimming pool, is there something i can give her to help avoid this.

Bladder infections from swimming pools, how do I treat it? My 8 year old daughter get a bladder infection everytime she goes into a swimming pool, is there something i can give her to help avoid this.

Take suit off: Some girls will have more UTI's if the go to a swimming party and stay in their wet suit all day. This can make the genital excessively moist and lead to more UTI's. Getting into dry clothing after a swim can reduce this. ...Read more

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What causes bladder infections? Every three months i go to the doctor I am told I have a bladder infection what would cause on going bladder infections? I am being treated after the findings but when i come back I have the infection again what could possi

What causes bladder infections? Every three months i go to the doctor I am told I have a bladder infection what would cause on going bladder infections? I am being treated after the findings but when i come back I have the infection again what could possi

Frequent UTIs : Frequent or recurrent bladder infections could represent insensitivity of the bacteria to the antibiotics prescribed or to other causes that your doctor should review with you. There may be an anatomic abnormality that can be determined by a urologist. Your question is a valid one that should be discussed with your physician who can take a proper detailed history and physical exam. Good luck! ...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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I have perineal burning that lessens when standing. I have been checked and treated for yeast, bacterial, and bladder infections. This has been going on for about two months. No itching, no visible sign of anything. Water helps--- doing that about 3-4

I have perineal burning that lessens when standing. I have been checked and treated for yeast, bacterial, and bladder infections.  This has been going on for about two months.  No itching, no visible sign of anything.  Water helps--- doing that about 3-4

I : I am so sorry that you are going through this. I assume that you have sought out a second opinion. You have probably been told to reduce any sugar foods in your diet, including alcohol. There are over the counter products that reduce itching and discomfort; vagisil is one brand, but there are also others and you can discuss this with your pharmacist. I don't know if you are peri-menopausal, but if you are, there are medications such as estrogen-type creams that can lessen symptoms. ...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