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Is It Possible To Get A Bladder Infection From Doing Kegel Exercises
No: While kegel exercises help you tone the muscles that control the outflow of urine from your bladder, they don't cause you to incompletely empty it. Bladder infections are caused by bacteria in your vagina with its close proximity to your urethra gain entrance into the bladder (for example during intercourse). So one thing you can do is void after sex. Also try taking cranberry extract regularly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Bladder infections from swimming pools, how do I treat it? My 8 year old daughter get a bladder infection everytime she goes into a swimming pool, is there something i can give her to help avoid this.
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Frequent UTI's: You need to see a urologist and be evaluated for some obstruction of your urinary tract that is predisposing you to these uti. You will need a renal ultrasound, and possibly an ivp to see if you have an anatomical problem. If you are a woman, go to the bathroom and urinate after sex. Once you see a urologist, you may have an answer to your question and a solution to your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been getting bad bladder infections and the doctors told me that if i get anymore n' could possibly decrease my chances in fertilization. Help me
Honeymoon cystitis: Young woman who recently sexually active will get cystitis , called honeymoon cystitis , if you fit into this category . Unlike man's urethra in female is very short , bugs will easily traverse with mild trauma, spermicides , diaphragm , dryness precipitate , you will be fine will not affect getting pregnant , drink lots of fluid , cranberry juice , some times need antibiotics , speak to your md. ...Read more
I get chronic and serious bladder infections. I want to know if 250mg of Levaquin (levofloxacin) taken for 10 days will be enough or do I need a higher dosage?
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
I am constantly getting bladder infections. I drink danactive and it does help to not get so many. What else can I do ?
A few answers: I am not sure how much the danactive is really helping (although don't stop if it works) as that tends to affect gut batteria and not vaginal. Some simple things include urinating immediately following sex. Additionally, if this problems persists your doctor can give you "prophylactic antibiotics" pills you take either every day or after just sex to prevent recurrent infections. ...Read more
I've had a few bladder infections and i know I have one now...I hat lost my insurance and don't get it for another 90 days...What should I do for pain?
Treat infection: Call the doctor who has treated you in the past to see if you can get medication to treat the infection and in turn the pain the should go away. You should have had a work-up to find out why you are having repeated infections when you had insurance. There are simple things that women should pay attention to: such as always wiping front to back. ...Read more
Ive had white dead skin looking floaties in my urine for weeks. Alot! I get silent bladder infections too. Could this be a sign of a bladder infection?
May be normal...: Before further use of antibiotics, make sure to get urinalysis (UA) with/without urine culture. If being free of UTI symptoms and having no WBC or RBC in UA, most likely, cloudy urine could be normal in alkaline urine with PH>6.5, resulting from the presence of amorphous phosphate crystals, which commonly seen in vegetarians. Ask Doc for more detail.... ...Read more
I have several bladder infections that I left untreated but ended up going away. I have now been trying to get pregnant for about a year now and even try on the days im ovulating but still nothing. Could it be because of re occuring bladder infections? I
Not likely.: Unless your infections were associated with an std like chlamydia, you are probably ok. If you are using ovulation kits, be aware that it is usually the day after the test is positive that you ovulate. It may be time to have your partner get a semen analysis and see your gynecologist for an evaluation though since you are hitting that 1 year mark. ...Read more
General risk factors: Thus far there has not been a direct link or cause and effect of menstrual cycle and UTI. Certainly there are hormonal changes but not correlated with UTI risk. Bottom line, continue to due the basics for UTI prevention and then see a Urologist to have further w/u ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Bladder infections: The only sure remedy to treat a bladder infection (BI) is by appropriate antibiotics. Its symptoms are burning on urination and frequency. A BI is seen more commonly in women than men, as the have a shorter urethra so bacteria can enter their bladder easier. If you have symptoms of a BI, see a physician, have your urine cultured and get started on an appropriate antibiotic. Good luck. ...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
No: Bladder infections per se do not cause prostate enlargement. Prostates tend to enlarge slowly with advancing age. Rapid prostate enlargement can be caused by prostatitis (actual infection of the prostate gland). Chronic bladder infections can lead to to prostatitis which in turn indirectly can cause prostate enlargement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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