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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 remedy is good for a bladder infection other than drinking water, and cranberry juice.?

What remedy is good for a bladder infection other than drinking water, and cranberry juice.?

Antibiotics: If doing all of the above fails, then antibiotics are warranted to prevent the infection from getting worse and spreading to the kidneys or blood stream. Untreated urinary tract infections can become very serious especially if the person has other medical conditions such as diabetes. ...Read more

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Cranberry juice for bladder infection?

Cranberry juice for bladder infection?

Well,: There are some reports that drinking of cranberry juice could help prevent bacteria from developing into an infection in the urinary tract. ...Read more

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Can prune juice worsen a bladder infection?

Can prune juice worsen a bladder infection?

Not likely to do so: Prune juice has quite a bit of fibers and roughage and is known to help with constipation. It may not have the best of taste, but I don't believe it causes any harm unless you are allergic to it. Ripe plumps are really good--yum yum.
Otc products such as Azo can help reducing bladder infection symptoms but will not treat it. So if you have trouble, consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice take a bladder infection away?

Can cranberry juice take a bladder infection away?

No: Cranberry juice contains substances which interfere with bacteria adhering to bladder wall and thus reduce the incidence of recurrent bladder infections. It is not an antibiotic and thus can not treat an established bladder infection. There are many so called cranberry tablets or caplets, but very few list amount of active ingredient. Ellura does & proven effective in a 1st class scientific study. ...Read more

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What kind of cranberry juice is useful for a bladder infection?

What kind of cranberry juice is useful for a bladder infection?

Prevention: Would use juice with less sugar for prevention. Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They are also reported to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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Does cranberry juice really help with bladder infections? Why? Thanks

Does cranberry juice really help with bladder infections? Why? Thanks

Yes: It has to do some chemicals in cranberry juice basicay being a natural antibiotic for common bacteria causing UTI's. maybe it gets concentrated in the urine as its excreted by the body. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do if I do not have cranberry juice, is there any other home remedies for a bladder infection?

What to do if I do not have cranberry juice, is there any other home remedies for a bladder infection?

Water & antibiotics: Prescribed by your doctor. There are no home remedies which can kill the bacteria which cause bladder infections. Neither is cranberry juice, it is effective to as a preventative of future bladder infections. Don't believe anyone who tells you otherwise. ...Read more

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I understand that if you feel signs of a bladder infection you should drink cranberry juice. Is it true?

I understand that if you feel signs of a bladder infection you should drink cranberry juice. Is it true?

Not necessarily.: Find out if there is an actual bladder infection. If you have a bladder infection then the cranberry juice is not likely to help as it is used for prevention - not for treatment. Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. Antibiotics are used to treat bladder infections. ...Read more

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It seems I probably have a bladder infection out of nowhere. Little sore down there before I go and after. Can cranberry juice help sometimes help?

It seems I probably have a bladder infection out of nowhere. Little sore down there before I go and after. Can cranberry juice help sometimes help?

Not A Treatment: Urinary tract infections are caused by bacterial growth in the bladder/urinary tract; are treated w/ choice antibiotics based on susceptibility of bacteria. While it is possible for a bladder infection to clear on its own, it is more likely that your symptoms will worsen, or reappear in the near future without proper treatment. Cranberry juice is NOT an effective treatment. See your doctor now. ...Read more

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Will cranberry juice help a kidney / bladder infection until you get to the doctor?

Will cranberry juice help a kidney / bladder infection until you get to the doctor?

Not really: Some people believe so, but studies have not shown that, so there is no proof for that in medical literature. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice help stop a kidney or bladder infection until you get to the doctor?

Can cranberry juice help stop a kidney or bladder infection until you get to the doctor?

Perhaps: Drink water, about 64 ozs a day to keep high urine flow rates. Cranberry juice purportedly helps but this has not been shown to be superior to antibiotics in medical studies. ...Read more

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Will cranberry juice help with bladder infection tell you go see your doctor? When should start worrying about your bladder infection?

Will cranberry juice help with bladder infection tell you go see your doctor? When should start worrying about your bladder infection?

UTI: Cranberry juice for UTI is an old wives tale. It has been shown that to acidify your urine enough to inhibit bacterial growth you would have to drink a volume of cranberry juice so large that you would be more likely to drown than affect your uti. You should be seen by a doctor and treated appropriately now because without that it may progress and produce more severe issues. ...Read more

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Can a 5-month pregnant woman drink cranberry juice to help her bladder infection?

Can a 5-month pregnant woman drink cranberry juice to help her bladder infection?

Myth: It is impossible to drink enough cranberry juice (or consume cranberry supplements) to prevent an UTI. Unfortunately this is only a myth with no medical foundation. ...Read more

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How much cranberry juice should you drink to prevent bladder infection/urinary tract infection?

How much cranberry juice should you drink to prevent bladder infection/urinary tract infection?

Unknown: It is really unknown how much to drink, the first problem we have is that we do believe that cranberry juice help on UTI and there are scientific reasons to support that, but clinical studies did not confirm that, so we really don't know, but since it cranberry juice is safe we sometimes recommend it, the mentioned negative studies evaluated 8 ounces 27% juice. ...Read more

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Hi doc can my pregnant girlfriend drink mist pot cit while being 8months pregnant instead of cranberry juice for bladder infection?

Hi doc can my pregnant girlfriend drink mist pot cit while being 8months pregnant instead of cranberry juice for bladder infection?

Antibiotics: If your girl friend is pregnant and has a bladder infection then she needs antibiotics. It is important to effective treat these infections in pregnancy ...Read more

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I am prone to kidney stones, infections and bladder infections. To prevent these things how much pure cranberry juice should I drink a day?

Cranberry juice: Cranberry juice and tablets have been recommended for uti's. It may or may not help. It is not recommended for kidney stones. For those two conditions the important thing is to maintain hydration, increase your water intake to keep your urine clear color. How much you drink depends on your size and metabolism. Empty your bladder frequently specially after intercourse, avoid vaginal infections. ...Read more

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If I am trying to conceive and have a mild uti/bladder infection, can I drink pure cranberry juice or will it kill sperm?

If I am trying to conceive and have a mild uti/bladder infection, can I drink pure cranberry juice or will it kill sperm?

Cranberry juice is: Not going to harm sperm. Letting a "light uti" turn into a big problem is not good for anyone. ...Read more

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Is nitrofuroin good for bladder infections?

Is nitrofuroin good for bladder infections?

Yes: Nitrofurantoin also does not affect vaginal flora and will not increase the chance of a yeast infection. A urine culture can tell whether the bacteria is sensitive to nitrofurantoin. ...Read more

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Is Macrobid a good treament for bladder infection?

Is Macrobid a good treament for bladder infection?

Macrobid: The best way to choose an antibiotic is get a urine culture to see which bacteria is involved and determine its sensitivity to a host of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is a good way to relieve bladder infection pain?

What is a good way to relieve bladder infection pain?

OTC: Look for an over the counter form of phenazopyridine ("Azo"). there are several brands available. They are all quite helpful in relieving bladder pain associated with cystitis. They do stain the urine a very dark orange though ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good what are good home remediesfor bladder infection?

Could you tell me what are good what are good home remediesfor bladder infection?

Hydration: Drink lots of water, consider natural probiotics, and aids like cranberry juice can also help. Minimize bladder irritants such as caffeine, sodas, etc. In spite of this, one might still require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is azythromicin good for bladder infection?

Is azythromicin good for bladder infection?

Usually not: Most bacterial bladder infections are caused by gram negative bacilli like e. Coli or by the gram positive coccus enterococcus. These bacteria would not be effectively treated by Azithromycin (zithromax). ...Read more

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What are good home remediesare effective for curing a bladder infection?

Drinking lots of H2O: Voiding frequently and taking an appropriate antibiotic. You need antibiotics to cure a uti. Some baking soda can help to relieve the stinging, if present. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea that during small bladder infection, I haven't been sexually active?

Yes, if symptomatic: Bladder and urethra are inflamed when you have a bladder infection, so that inflammation could worsen with sexual activity. Suggest it is best to wait until at least 24 hours after all symptoms of urinary frequency & burning & pain on urination have gone. Of course you should be on an appropriate antibiotic to relieve the infection. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for a bladder infection?

Are there any good home remedies for a bladder infection?

Uva Ursi: Once abnormal bacteria have established in the urinary system, the best remedy is oral antibiotics. Home preventatives may include increasing water intake and pure cranberry supplement. Evidence exists that the herb Uva Ursi (oral preparation) helps prevent the bacteria E. Coli (a very common urine pathogen) from adhering to the bladder wall, preventing infection. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

Please tell me what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

Bladder infections: The only sure remedy to treat a bladder infection (BI) is by appropriate antibiotics. Its symptoms are burning on urination and frequency. A BI is seen more commonly in women than men, as the have a shorter urethra so bacteria can enter their bladder easier. If you have symptoms of a BI, see a physician, have your urine cultured and get started on an appropriate antibiotic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

Help please? I want to know what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

I don't believe: That any home remedies will be adequate to treat a urinary tract infection. The offending organism needs to be eradicated. For instance an antibiotic would be used for a bacterial infection. Symptoms may include burning with urination, having to go frequently, small amounts. Etc. ...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?

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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Is it a good idea to take azithromycin for a bladder infection?

Not first line: Excellent for chlamydia uti. First line antibiotics for utis are: bacrtim/septra (trimethoprim-sulfa), macrodantin, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Augmentin or amoxicillin. Azithromycin is good for the unusual Ampicillin resistant gram positive uti. ...Read more

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Can vaginitis and a bladder infection delay s cycle?

Can vaginitis and a bladder infection delay s cycle?

Not usually: See your gyn so your gyn can evaluate why u are late the 1st thing to r/o is preg. ...Read more

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How u know u got bladder infection?

How u know u got bladder infection?

Peeing hurts: You may feel like you have to pee all the time and it hurts to pee. Talk with your doc about treatment. It's important because not only do you want to feel better soon, you also want to prevent a bladder infection from zooming up to your kidneys. ...Read more

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How do I treat a bladder infection?

Antibiotics: Need to do urine culture and treat with antibiotics. Further testing may be needed if recurrent. ...Read more

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How can I treat a bladder infection?

Cystitis: Antibiotics, depending on type of infection as shown thru Culture/Sensitivity testing. ...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


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Bladder Infection (Definition)

Caused by bacteria multiplying in bladder. Most common symptoms are frequent urination, burning sensation during urination & foul smelling urine. Cause inflammation ...Read more