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Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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Would it be possible to contract a kidney infection while being treated for a uti?

Would it be possible to contract a kidney infection while being treated for a uti?

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 it possible to be hospitalised with a kidney infection?

Is it possible to be hospitalised with a kidney infection?

Yes: Frequently patients with kidney infections require hospitalization for intravenous antibiotic therapy, close observation and imaging of the urinary tract. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be treated for a severe cystocele, and if so, what method was used?

Is it possible to be treated for a severe cystocele, and if so, what method was used?

Can be treated: Best to consult an experienced gynecologist. Can usually be corrected via a vaginal incision. Surgery pulls together tissue on either side of vagina. This pushes bladder neck back into it's correct position plus strengthens vaginal wall. Best treatment 4U ishould B discussed with your gynecologist. A vaginal pessary might be a satisfactory temporary solution 4 Ur problem. Temporary Bcos UR young ...Read more

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Is there a way to be easily tested for renal hypertension as a possible cause of secondary HTN? Why is it such an involved procedure?

Is there a way to be easily tested for renal hypertension as a possible cause of secondary HTN? Why is it such an involved procedure?

Screening?: You can be screen for renal hypertension using an Ultrasound study with doppler to evaluate artery flows and renal artery stenosis. This test is easily done in most hospitals with no pain and no preparation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be treated with Macrobid for a kidney infection?

Is it safe to be treated with Macrobid for a kidney infection?

No.: Macrobid, or nitrofurantoin, is a poor choice for most kidney infections such as pyelonephritis and renal abscess. Is does not acheive high enough concentration in the tissues to treat the infection adequately. It does work well for uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections. If you are on Nitrofurantoin and develop a kidney infection, see your physician immediately. ...Read more

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Could there be an underlying cause/alternative diagnosis for frequent UTIs? Is it worth seeing a urologist if you get UTIs easily and frequently?

Could there be an underlying cause/alternative diagnosis for frequent UTIs? Is it worth seeing a urologist if you get UTIs easily and frequently?

Recurrent UTI: Could there be an underlying cause/alternative diagnosis for frequent UTIs? Is it worth seeing a urologist if you get UTIs easily and frequently? ANS: always and you need to find out why u r having this. It may destroy your kidneys. See your Dr. first and explain your Hx and ask for evaluation of the cause by your team or a urologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a kidney infection in the midst of being treated for a uti?

Is it possible to get a kidney infection in the midst of being treated for a uti?

Yes: Yes, especially if you are on the wrong antibiotics. Do you have a high fever? Kidney infections almost always are associated with a high fever. ...Read more

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What is a ureteroscopy? Can this be used for removing stones from ureter?

What is a ureteroscopy? Can this be used for removing stones from ureter?

Telescope in ureter: Instrument is a ureteroscope. Most are flexible & some are semi-rigid. This long thin instrument is passed thru the urethra, into bladder & then up the ureter toward the kidney. Small stones can be extracted via ureteroscope os some can be "pulverized" using a laser fiber thru the ureteroscope. ...Read more

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Is it possible for chlamydia to be cured in 48 hours?

Is it possible for chlamydia to be cured in 48 hours?

Well: You can take a one day course of treatment - but you still shouldn't have sexual contact for at least 7 days. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat a urinary tract infection without antibiotics?

Is it possible to treat a urinary tract infection without antibiotics?

Bad idea: Please forgive my frankness. There is a huge, slick disinformation industry by the "natural healing" folks. This is the 21st century. A urinary tract infection is life-threatening. Go to an old graveyard -- many of the young women are there from urinary tract infections. Please get the treatment that these poor women would have done anything to have had. You owe it to those who love you. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a male have difficulty emptying their bladder with interstitial cystitis alone without prostate problems?

Might it be possible that a a male have difficulty emptying their bladder with interstitial cystitis alone without prostate problems?

Sure: Often, medical providers will ascribe all urinary symptoms to prostate problems. However, the incidence of irritative bladder symptoms in men is also very high. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a UTI or kidney infection to cause a missed or delayed period?

UTI /missed period: There are many causes for a missed period.. But a urinary tract infection is not one of them. First things first, if you're sexually active, get a pregnancy test. I would also recommend you followup with a ob/gyn for a routine checkup. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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


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