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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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How long can it take for a urethra infection to spread to kidneys?

How long can it take for a urethra infection to spread to kidneys?

Urethritis: It would be unusual for pure urethritis to be producing ascending uti, but if it can happen it can happen quickly depending upon the anatomic state of your urinary tract (bladder, ureters, ureterovesicular junction, etc.), the particular microorganism involved and the state of your immune system. ...Read more

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How long can it take the bacteria from a bladder infection to multiply and cause a kidney infection?

How long can it take the bacteria from a bladder infection to multiply and cause a kidney infection?

Hours to days: A bacterial infection in the bladder is called a lower uti. Annother term is cystitis. If the bacteria goes up the urinary tract by way of the ureters, and gets into the kidney, then you have upper tract infection thus kidney infection. It would depend on several things. If you are concerned, you should be seen rigt away. Kidney infctions can be very serious and lead to hospitalization. ...Read more

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How to cure a bladder infection or UTI without going to a doctor?

How to cure a bladder infection or UTI without going to a doctor?

Extra Fluids: And cranberry juice have limited ability to help clear infection. They can be enough in mild cases, but often the infection is strong enough that antibiotics will be needed. If home remedies dont work in 48-72 hours youwould be best served to see a physician. ...Read more

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How long does it take a bladder infection to get to kidneys?

How long does it take a bladder infection to get to kidneys?

Varies: As long as it takes bacteria to reach kidney. Can be within hours if bladder reflux is present. Usually 1 - 3 days after bladder becomes inflammed and ureral valve in bladder becomes swollen ; permits reflux up to kidney. Some bacteria have hair-like projections on their wall and can 'crawl' like little caterpillars thru ureteral valves ; up ureter to kidney. Also depends upon body's resistance. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of a minor bladder infection. How long does it take for a UTI to spread to the kidneys?

I have symptoms of a minor bladder infection. How long does it take for a UTI to spread to the kidneys?

Won't spread if u: Get proper treatment, call your gyn or regular doc to get started on antibiotics asap or go to an urgent visit center. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a bladder infection to spread into the kidney?

How long would it take for a bladder infection to spread into the kidney?

Bladder infection: In a normal person, it is very unlikely that a bladder infection will ascend to the kidneys. For this to happen, the abnormal condition of vesico-ureteral reflux must be present. This reflux does not occur in most people. ...Read more

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How to help a urinary tract infection from returning?

Ascending and blood: Borne. Bacteria can reach the bladder by traveling up the urethra, especially in women. Kidney may get infected by seeding from blood borne bacteria. For details see this site. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urinary-tract-infections-in-teens-and-adults-topic-overview. ...Read more

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How can you cure a bladder infection without antibiotics?

Should not: The best thing to do is to see your doctor, be appropriately diagnosed and treated. If this is bacterial and untreated it may extent upwards and produce kidney infection. ...Read more

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How to get a kidney infection to not result from bladder one?

Treat promptly: Get urinalysis and culture as soon as UTI suspected and start on antibiotics asap. Drink plenty of water and urinate fairly frequently. ...Read more

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Explain how to treat a bladder infection?

Explain how to treat a bladder infection?

Several steps.: Bladder infections are caused by bacteria which need to be treated by an appropriate antibiotic. First, see your physician and provide a urine sample for urinalysis and culture. This will confirm that you have an actual infection, then provide the doctor with the antibiotic that will clear the infection. Drink plenty of fluids, void frequently. Take the medication exactly as directed. ...Read more

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Will I need antibiotics to cure a bladder infection?

Will I need antibiotics to cure a bladder infection?

Most likely yes: You need to see a health care provider who should perform a urinalysis to confirm presence of UTI, perform a urine culture to identify causative bacteria if urinalysis +ve & prescribe an antibiotic. Good Luck ...Read more

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How to tell if it's a urinary infection or abrasion intercourse?

How to tell if it's a urinary infection or abrasion intercourse?

Urinalysis: Uti test kit can be obtained from many pharmacies. Nitrite reaction in the test strip turns mauve when most bacteria causing utis are present. Intercourse abraision should feel better with a warm sitz-bath. ...Read more

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How to tell if I've got a urinary tract infection?

How to tell if I've got a urinary tract infection?

UTI: The surest way to know if you have a urinary tract infection is to have your urine checked. There are urine dipsticks that can detect infection. The symptoms of a UTI can include painful urination, feeling like you have to urinate often, but only passing a very small amount of urine, and urgently feeling like you have to urinate. It can get worse from there. ...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 a urinary tract infection to reach the kidneys?

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

Instantly ->few days: Bacteria can reach the kidneys almost instantly if the subject has vesico-ureteral reflux (urine backs up from bladder), or can take hours to days depending upon the bacteria. Some bacteria have tiny hair like projections (cilia) and can crawl through bladder vales and work their way up to the kidney. Sign of infection reaching the kidneys is when you develop back or flank pain. ...Read more

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How can you tell a bladder infection from a period?

How can you tell a bladder infection from a period?

Completely different: A bladder infection often presents with burning on urination, increased frequency and urgency, pain or discomfort above your pubis and rarely, fever and other systemic symptoms. Blood in the urine does occur with some forms of bladder infection, but this is typically different from vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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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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