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Can I take nitrofurantoin mono 100mg while taking phentermine 37.5 perscriptions? I take nitrofurantoin for bladder infection and phentermine for weight loss.

Can I take nitrofurantoin mono 100mg while taking phentermine 37.5 perscriptions? I take nitrofurantoin for bladder infection and phentermine for weight loss.

It: It appears that several people who took this combination of medications had palpitations, chest pain, and dizziness. It might be reasonable to stop the Phentermine while taking the Nitrofurantoin or to ask your doctor for a different prescription. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can bladder infections cause color and what other symptoms?

Can bladder infections cause color and what other symptoms?

Maybe: The "other symptoms" such as painful urination or frequency of urination are much more important in diagnosing utis. Color and odor of urine are more determined by what type of food intake or medications you're taking. ...Read more

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Why do girls get bladder infections after sex?

Why do girls get bladder infections after sex?

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 more

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Is it common to get bladder infections with the nuva ring?

Is it common to get bladder infections with the nuva ring?

Possibly: Nuva ring should not cause utis, however the medication could possibly interfere with your vaginal immunoglobulins and make you more UTI prone. Are u sure you are having utis and not just symptoms, proven utis have positive urine cultures. ...Read more

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Can there be any relation between nuva ring and bladder infections?

Can there be any relation between nuva ring and bladder infections?

Nuvaring: The NuvaRing is a devise that may press against the opening to your bladder and make you prone to having bladder infections. The ring itself is very pliable so the risk is low but could happen. Having sex and the position used may also contribute to bladder infections so you need to look at all possible causes. ...Read more

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Why won't my bladder infections go away after takikng many antibotics?

Why won't my bladder infections go away after takikng many antibotics?

Various reasons: Antibiotic failure may occur due to: insufficient dose & duration of antibiotic; drug-resistant bacteria present, non-bacterial infection with yeast or virus; presence of kidney or bladder stones; surgical hardware or kidney abscess causing persistent infection or drug interactions preventing absorption of the antibiotic. Other diseases can mimic UTI such as: interstitial cystitis & sterile pyuria. ...Read more

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Are bladder infections bacteria or viruses?

Are bladder infections bacteria or viruses?

Mostly Bacterial: Bacteria are much more common, especially ecoli. Viruses are the rare cause of bladder infection in an immunocompetent person, while they are increasing among immunocompromised patients especially in hemorrhagic cystitis, a type of bladder inflammation. Bk virus, adenovirus, and cytomegalovirus are the main ones. No matter what, bacterial bladder infection is much more common. ...Read more

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Is inflamed cervix related to bladder infections?

Is inflamed cervix related to bladder infections?

Not at all: Inflamed cervix is the immune reponse to the vaginal flora. However, infectious microorganism, such as chlamydia, mycoplasma, etc., of the cervix may cause bladder infection simutaneously. ...Read more

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Will wearing thong underwear cause bladder infections or uti's?

Will wearing thong underwear cause bladder infections or uti's?

Not usually: Not usually however in patients with recurrent UTI or irritation ov the vulva, elimination of thongs may help. ...Read more

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Is the medicine sulfamethoxazole-tmp used for bladder infections?

Is the medicine sulfamethoxazole-tmp used for bladder infections?

Yes: It is not the only antibiotic used for bladder infections and can be used for other infections not involving the bladder. Self treating should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can chlorine in pools cause bladder infections and vsginal irritation?

Unlikely: Unless the chlorine is at toxic levels in the pool it will not generally cause vaginal irritation. Urinary tract infection will not be a direct result of chlorine exposure. ...Read more

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I keep getting bladder infections. Do they need treatment if no symptoms?

Probably not: At least not unless you're pregnant. How do you know you have an infection if you have no symptoms? Many "infections" noted on routine urinalysis clear on their own. Very few women died with untreated bladder infections before we had antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are bladder infections cause for greater concern during pregnancy than not?

Are bladder infections cause for greater concern during pregnancy than not?

Yes: Bladder infections can more easily progress to kidney infections during pregnancy. This is of greater concern because kidney infections may lead to preterm labor. It may also lead to a serious infection in the blood that is caused by the bacteria found in the kidney infection. ...Read more

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Symptoms of kidney infections are the same as symptoms of bladder infections?

Symptoms of kidney infections are the same as symptoms of bladder infections?

While both can: Cause malodorous urine, kidney infections are more serious: pain in side or back, very high fever, chills, and sepsis. Bladder symptoms are frequency, urgency, burning. The latter, if neglected or treated wrongly, can lead to an upper trcat infection. ...Read more

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I had a lot of bladder infections. Should I worry about getting a kidney infection?

I had a lot of bladder infections. Should I worry about getting a kidney infection?

Yes: Bladder infections in pregnancy are more likely to progress to kidney infections than normal. Kidney infections may also cause preterm delivery, pneumonia or bacteria in the bloodstream. If you have a bladder infection and develop fever, pain going into your back or symptoms like the flu, you need to let your doctor know immediately. ...Read more

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Can men have biofilm bladder infections that don't show up on traditional uti tests?

Can men have biofilm bladder infections that don't show up on traditional uti tests?

Yes, . ..: The bacteria-protecting biofilm formation is demonstrated in tissue electromicroscopic examination, not with traditional urinalysis, and postulated to be key difficulty in eradicating bacteria hiding inside biofilm. Some research to eradicate germs inside biofilm has been under its way, but still far from practical use. Again, modify something modifiable without our current control now.... ...Read more

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Any ideas why increased sexual activity sometimes causes bladder infections in women?

Any ideas why increased sexual activity sometimes causes bladder infections in women?

It's about anatomy: When you think of the physical activity involved, you can see how bacteria may take advantage of the situation. Note the anatomical differences in male vs. Female-the urinary tract is much shorter in females, it's easier for bacteria to travel upwards into the bladder and start an infection. Also, E. coli which causes 70% of UTIs, lives in proximity to the genital tract. Hydrate well to reduce UTI ...Read more

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Can mechanical irritation of the urethra during penetration cause bladder infections?

UTI: Hello. Yes urethral irritation during intercourse could lead to a bladder infection. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between her bladder infections and the type of condom I am using?

Is there any relation between her bladder infections and the type of condom I am using?

No but there: Is a relation from having intercourse as bacteria can get pushed up in the urethra so after intercourse u need to get up right away and urinate to flush the bacteria that can be pushed up there out of the urethra and u can take cranberry pills daily to make the urine more acidic to help prevent infections, if u keep getting them your gyn can refer u to a urologist. ...Read more

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What is happening in the us? Gp said germs causing bladder infections are getting smarter

Resistance: When bacteria are treated for a long time with antibiotics they mutate to a bacteria that becomes resistant to antibiotic. We then try a new antibiotic and the cycle starts over. It is a hard battle as germs (bacteria) can reproduce every 20 minutes. ...Read more

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When I sit and pee I can pee again about every 20 secs I have had bladder infections before!?

UTI again?: Are symptoms similar to previous uti's? Any burning or blood? Any history of diabetes? Are u hungry & thirsty all the time? Slow wound healing? Blurred vision? See fp for urinalysis & treatment if positive. If negative, doc may want to check for diabetes. If have recurrent uti's, perhaps a referral to urologist can find the cause. ...Read more

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Can being overweight cause a UTI? I've had bladder infections at least once a month for 8 months. It keeps reoccurring even with medication.

Can being overweight cause a UTI? I've had bladder infections at least once a month for 8 months. It keeps reoccurring even with medication.

No: It is not normal to have that many bladder infections. You should consider a referral to a urologist to be worked up for this problem. This can ofter be treated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Since I switched offices I have gotten 5 bladder infections in the past 4 months. Never had one before! Only one bathroom for 20 people. Any ideas?

Since I switched offices I have gotten 5 bladder infections in the past 4 months. Never had one before! Only one bathroom for 20 people. Any ideas?

Not bathroom related: UTIs are not caused by bathrooms as UTIs are not considered communicable infectious diseases. I would recommend that you see a urologist for evaluation and diagnostics that may include an office flexible cystoscopy. ...Read more

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I've 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?

I've 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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Bladder (Definition)

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