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Is It Okay To Conceive While I Am Suffering From A Urinary Tract Infection
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
Never: It's never safe to smoke. Whether you have a UTI has nothing to do with it. ...Read more
Yes you can: There is noedicsl reason for you to avoid intercourse. However discomfort can prevent you from having intercourse. It is not uncommon for many people to avoid intercourse for several days. I would encourage you to void shortly after intercourse. ...Read more
I have a urinary tract infection, but I am also 10 weeks pregnant. What could this mean? Is it part of being pregnant? Shoul i be worried about it? What can I take?
Urinary : Urinary tract infections are very common in pregnancy due to hormonal changes. You need to see your doctor to be certain this is what you are dealing with. A urine culture will be done and other urine testing. Your doctor will decide if antibiotics are warranted. If so you will be given an antibiotic that is safe to use during pregnancy. This should be dealt with as soon as possible to prevent complications. Take care. ...Read more
Hello Doctor. I am wondering if it is safe and effective to take a painkiller like Vicodin to help with the pain of a urinary tract infection. Thank you! ?
I am a man of 45years and have prolong urinary tract infection with staph aureus. what drugs should I use to eradicate it totally?.
I am taking amoxicillin & breastfeeding, is it possible for my daughter to get a yeast infection from the amoxicillin?
I am recovering from sepsis and I am having about 10 lbs of fluid retention. Is it safe to take a dieretic?
Hello, is it possible that my male partner has a yeast infection with zero symptoms and keeps passing it back to me during intercourse? Thank you
Well: To answer that question you both should see the doctor for testing ...Read more
I think I have a urinary tract infection, is it okay to wait for my gyn/ob appointment in 3 days?
I am trying for a baby and i just recently got a bladder infection, does the antibiotic Macrobid affect anything when you are trying?
I am 6 weeks pregnant.. Having slight irritation at urinary tract opening since this evening. Suspect UTI onset.. How to prevent it..
I have a bladder infection is it safe (not really a question of advisability) to have sex. If it is relevant, I am female and have taken antibiotics.
Up to you: It might be uncomfortable, but there is no other impact if you are trying. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more
Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder 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
I have a bladder infection / urinary tract infection and it's not that bad yet. I took pyridium (phenazopyridine) and ciprofloxacn, can I have sex?
It is OK to have sex: But it may be uncomfortable for you due to the recent uti. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with trichamoanas and given Flagyl and a urinary tract infection and given keflex if it was 4 days ago shouldn't I start feeling?
Should but, drug: Side effects. The treatment should be effective against the infection and control the symptoms due to infection, however, medications have side effects and you may not be feeling better due to those effects. You should complete the course of treatment and re-evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Most infections are simple bladder infections, although sexually transmitted diseases (which can sometimes cause sterility or serious or overwhelming infection) can have similar symptoms. It is important to make sure that a urinary tract infection is not involving the kidneys, or leading to infection in the blood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes: Utis are caused by bacteria getting into bladder and multiplying. Bacteria can enter during sex and hence reason to urinate after sex. Toilet hygiene, not wiping front to back, also keeping thighs closed which traps urine in vagina. Bubble-bath and tubs rather than showers. Thong and non-cotton underwear. Constipation. Withholding urination, drinking too little or urinating often enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: UTI emerges while personal defense ability does not suffice or fails to kill or eliminate the invading bacteria. Example, toothbrushing may result in bacteremia in many daily but without sickness; likewise does UTI. While bacterial presence is essential to get infection, that is not always the case; to become infected, some noticeable causes can be traced ... like incomplete emptying bladder... ...Read more
Antibiotics: Confirm UTI with urinalysis and get urine culture & sensitivities. Initiate course of antibiotics such as bactrim, Macrodantin or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) whilst awaiting culture report. Switch antibiotics if bacteria are resistant. Also advise liberal fluid intake, preferably water plus urinate every 2 - 3 hours. I also prescribe pyridium, if necessary, to relieve symptoms of burning on urination if severe. ...Read more
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
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