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Is It Possible For Urinary Retention Be Treated Without A Catheter
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
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Might it be possible that a a man have difficulty urinating with a bladder infection alone, without a prostate infection involved?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cystitis is : The same as uti. Just different names. ...Read more
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
Yes it is: Would be good to have it removed. ...Read more
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
Might it be possible that a a male have difficulty emptying their bladder with interstitial cystitis alone without prostate problems?
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