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Is It Common To Get Bladder Infections With The Nuva Ring
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
Nuvaring: The NuvaRing is a devise that may press against the opening to your bladder and make you prone to having bladder infections. The ring itself is very pliable so the risk is low but could happen. Having sex and the position used may also contribute to bladder infections so you need to look at all possible causes. ...Read more
What causes a bladder infection? What are some of the common reasons people get bladder infections?
I have been on nuva ring for 3 months and it is causing infections. I want to go to iud, should I stop nuva ring and wait for period to get iud?
A few months after starting nuva ring i started to get fem odor nothing helps. Tests for yeast and bacteria infection came back clear. What can I do?
Not for everyone: You could try a course of antibiotics such as Flagyl or Clindamycin with your doctor's ok. The hormones in NuvaRing will not give you this problem...But the synthetic ring structure and it's coating could be a problem for you individually. In this cast the only solution is to change contraceptive method. ...Read more
UTI: Unusual, but could potentially occur under unique circumstances. Would need more info to respond accurately. Usually utis in women are from bacteria present in the vaginal barrel and perineum (labia, etc.). They get there from the stool, and because women have a short urethra (tube from bladder out) infection is much easier than in men. ...Read more
UTI's nth time...: Frequent Intercourse in the past month is the most common risk factor. Factors affecting bladder emptying like increase in residual urine in bladder after emptying (post void residual), incontinence, and cystocele, are strongly associated with recurrent UTIs. Make sure the antibiotic is right for the bug. Better yet see your urologist or urogynecologist. ...Read more
No: Alcohol is mostly metabolized in the liver, and very little free alcohol is excreted in urine. Alcohol can cause irritation of the bladder wall, which can cause symptoms similar to a bladder infection, but would require ingestion of very large amounts of alcohol in an individual whose liver was not working properly. Alcohol may lead to sexual contact which can lead to infection. ...Read more
NO: Irritation of the urethra can occur but not likely cystitis. Use protection. ...Read more
Yes: You can prevent bladder infections by urinating after you have sex, wiping from front to back, avoiding bubble baths, staying well hydrated. You can also drink cranberry juice regularly or take cranberry tablets - there is something in cranberry juice/tablets that makes it more difficult for bacteria to stick to your bladder wall. ...Read more
Short urethra: The primary reason is a short distance between the outside of the urethra (where the urine comes out) and the bladder. The bladder is sterile (no bacteria normally), whereas the vagina (where the urethra exits from) is in the midst of billions of bacteria. The act of sex pushes skin cells and bacteria into the bladder. Urinating immediately afer sex is very important to avoid an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: Yes you can get pregnant if your sexually active, unprotected intercourse while you have a uti. ...Read more
Depends.: Depends upon who you ask. Various specialty groups make different recommendations, local resistance patterns and patient characteristics may modify the choice. Top three are probably nitrofurantoin, Ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin, and septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). All are potentially good choices. But there are many other good choices. If culture is done antibiotics may be tailored. ...Read more
With antibiotics: Prescribed by a health care provider after having urine tested to confirm infection. Ideally specimen is sent for culture & sensitivities before starting antibiotics. This would be to confirm that ur on an appropriate antibiotic. In mean time drink lots of water and urinate at least every couple of hours. ...Read more
Treating a UTI: The best way to treat a bladder infection (UTI) is by going to a physician, having a urine culture sent off and starting on the correct antibiotic to kill the bacteria causing the uti. If you have frequent uti's, see a urologist to make sure you do not have an anatomical problem that is causing you to have them. Good luck. ...Read more
Unlikely: The needle used for a spinal or epidural injection does not come into contact with the bladder. Patients who receive a spinal or epidural injection will often also receive a foley (bladder) catheter to drain the urine from the bladder because the spinal/epidural may inhibit the ability to urinate. This catheter is the more likely cause of a bladder infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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