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Is it okay to conceive while I am suffering from a urinary tract infection?

Is it okay to conceive while I am suffering from a urinary tract infection?

If on OK antibiotics: Safe if you are on Amoxicillin or nitrofurantoin. Check with your ob/gyn md, because a number of antibiotics ingested during pregnancy have been associated birth defects in the fetus. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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How common is it to get constipated or a urinary tract infection while taking oxycodonone?

How common is it to get constipated or a urinary tract infection while taking oxycodonone?

Very common: To get constipated with any narcotic usage. Drinking plenty of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid (80-100 oz) per day can improve the constipation and the uti. Of course getting off the narcotic as quickly as possible is best option. ...Read more

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I have urinary tract infection, is it safe to keep smoking?

I have urinary tract infection, is it safe to keep smoking?

Never: It's never safe to smoke. Whether you have a UTI has nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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Is it okay to sex when taking antibiotics for a urinary tract infection?

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

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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?

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

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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! ?

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! ?

Vicodin: All medications have risk. It would be a low risk provided you use it as directed by your doctor. One may argue that you should be able to get away with a milder analgesic like tramadol or Tylenol (acetaminophen) & Codeine. ...Read more

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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 a man of 45years and have prolong urinary tract infection with staph aureus. what drugs should I use to eradicate it totally?.

See your PCP: Total eradication with heavy duty antibiotics is the easy part. Hard part is how you got it and keeps recurring. See your PCP and need to discussion on STD and risky life style ...Read more

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Would if be just better to lay off of sex while having treatment for urinary tract infection?

Depends: If it is being treated and sex doesn't cause discomfort, it should be ok. The majority of uti's respond rapidly to antibiotics, often within the first dose. ...Read more

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I am taking amoxicillin & breastfeeding, is it possible for my daughter to get a yeast infection from the amoxicillin?

I am taking amoxicillin & breastfeeding, is it possible for my daughter to get a yeast infection from the amoxicillin?

Probably not: Your daughter will only get a fraction of the antibiotic while breasfeeding and should not get a yeast infectiojn from it. You may though. Have some probiotics and yoghurt while on the antibiotic. ...Read more

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I am recovering from sepsis and I am having about 10 lbs of fluid retention. Is it safe to take a dieretic?

I am recovering from sepsis and I am having about 10 lbs of fluid retention. Is it safe to take a dieretic?

Sepsis and diuretic: It probably is safe,but must be monitored by your doctor who knows you well. Kidneys can be injured by sepsis and a diuretic can worsen renal insufficiency. Fluid retention though is not good and should be reduced with a gentle diuretic. ...Read more

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I think I have a urinary tract infection, is it okay to wait for my gyn/ob appointment in 3 days?

I think I have a urinary tract infection, is it okay to wait for my gyn/ob appointment in 3 days?

Yes unless: The symptoms are severe. You can always call their office and get a urine sample and prescription on the phone and use the scheduled visit for f/u. This is much wiser especially if you are not otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a man wait to have sex after having a urinary tract infection?

7 days: Men are unlikely to get a UTI in the fist place. I would take at least 7 days of antibiotics and be symptom free before having sex. ...Read more

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Is it okay to conceive while I am suffering from a urinary tract infection?

If on OK antibiotics: Safe if you are on Amoxicillin or nitrofurantoin. Check with your ob/gyn md, because a number of antibiotics ingested during pregnancy have been associated birth defects in the fetus. ...Read more

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Can i conceive when I am suffering from urinary tract infection?

Up to you: It might be uncomfortable, but there is no other impact if you are trying. ...Read more

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How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

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

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Is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

Yes: All bladder infections are urinary tract infections, but not all urinary tract infections are bladder infections. You could have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis), which would be a uti, but more serious than a bladder infection (cystitis). ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What is the difference between a bladder infection and uti? Is a bladder infection the same as a urinary tract infection?

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 more

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Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?

Drink fluids: To help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract 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

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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?

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 more

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Is it okay to have sex with a girl that has a urinary tract infection?

Is it okay to have sex with a girl that has a urinary tract infection?

Use condom: It is always safer to use a condom, and that will help reduce risk of transmission, particularly if she just started treatment for her uti. ...Read more

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Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Not always: Most utis, in people with normal bladder sensation, hurt &/or cause burning on urination. Some are associated with pelic, suprapubic or back pain. Some utis are painless. ...Read more

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How serious is a urinary tract infection?

How serious is a urinary tract infection?

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 more

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What can cause a urinary tract infection?

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 more

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How can I cure a urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: From your doctor. She wil want a urine sample. ...Read more

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How do you get a urinary tract infection?

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

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How do you treat a urinary tract infection?

How do you treat a urinary tract infection?

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

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more