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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


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Could ice help self harm scars?

Could ice help self harm scars?

Ice is not: likely to prevent or reducing scarring. Please consider dialectical behavioral therapy instead of cutting. Take care. ...Read more

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Do cranberry pills help prevent a bladder infection?

Do cranberry pills help prevent a bladder infection?

No: For many years, it was believed that cranberry juice could help prevent urinary tract infections. However, more recent research in the past 10 years shows that it has no effect. If you like cranberry juice, drink it as much as you like. But neither juice nor cranberry pills will prevent UTI, so don't waste your money. ...Read more

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What foods can help treat utis and yeast infections?

What foods can help treat utis and yeast infections?

Acidolphilus: Or probiotics , can help prevent yeast infections in many women, and cranberry pills can help prevent urinary infections. ...Read more

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Need help on self harm cutting. Need some advice to help me ?

Need help on self harm cutting. Need some advice to help me ?

Agree wi Dr. Berry: Psychiatric evaluation is needed. Dialectical Behavioral therapy is the gold standard for treatment of people who self- mutilate. ...Read more

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Will a z-pak help urinary tract infection?

Will a z-pak help urinary tract infection?

No: A z-pak is used primarily for respiratory infections. The bacteria that cause most respiratory infections are completely different than those that cause the vast majority of utis. A z-pak will not work for a uti. ...Read more

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Can a therapist help with low self esteem?

Can a therapist help with low self esteem?

Yes: Psychotherapy is for helping with abnormally low self esteem or self worth. I recommend starting with someone soon. Take care ...Read more

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How to help raise awarness for self harm?

How to help raise awarness for self harm?

Speak to a doctor: Any awareness of feelings about hurting oneself should be followed up immediately by seeing a mental health professional. If it is easier to first talk to your family doctor that can be the first step. In an emergency you can go to the hospital or call 911 Remember treatment works and you shouldn't have to be alone with thoughts about self harm. Get help before you act on such thoughts. ...Read more

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I'm getting addicted to self harm. Please help?

This is not a : Healthy form of coping. Please look in to dialectical behavior therapy. It can be very beneficial and will provide you with better ways to handle things. Take care. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics for a UTI help chlamydia?

Will antibiotics for a UTI help chlamydia?

Some will But: You need to use Zithromax or an antibiotic from Tetracycline group for treating chlamydia as a first line antibiotics according to cdc But some antibiotics used for UTI listed below can also be used as second line Ofloxacin Levofloxacin Are also effective and Amoxicillin is indicated for treatment of Chlamydia during pregnancy ...Read more

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Can accupressure and hypnosis help to increase self confidence?

Can accupressure and hypnosis help to increase self confidence?

Hypnosis - yes: Hypnosis -yes. I have not heard of acupressure being used for this purpose. ...Read more

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Are probiotics good to help keep away vaginal yeast infections?

It is possible: Risks have been identified and include mild gas and bloating, possible bacterial infection and possible overstimulation of the immune system in families with infants, the cost and taste may be prohibitive as well more serious concerns are potential changes in growth parameters of infants with large amounts of probiotic supplementation, unhealthy changes in metabolism. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is self harm always attention seeking behavior?

Please help docs! is self harm always attention seeking behavior?

No: "always" is never true in human behavior. Many people self-harm in private, and do not show their wounds to others. They may even hide them from their psychiatrists and therapists. ...Read more

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I need advice with self harm and internet "bullying"?

If you are engaging: In self harm please look into getting help now. Self mutilation may distract you from your emotional pain but it will not solve problems and can lead to serious medical problems. Please consider looking into dialectical behavioral therapy (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), . ...Read more

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Do antibiotics help fight impetigo?

Do antibiotics help fight impetigo?

Yes: Impetigo is a skin infection caused by staph or strep. This infection is quite common in children. Mild cases can be treated with topical antibiotic creams but more severe cases may require oral antibiotics. Impetigo is contagious, particularly if you touch the fluid that oozes from the sores. Make sure you practice good hand washing if you come in contact. ...Read more

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I think I have a UTI, on carbimazole for 14 months, do I still need to see a doctor for infection or is it ok to self treat?

Please: do see a medical provider if you believe that you have a urinary tract infection. Take care. ...Read more

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Every time i pee it hearts if i don't push it comes by it self but when i push it will hurt no UTI privet burns i'm very anxious?

Every time i pee it hearts if i don't push it comes by it self but when i push it will hurt no UTI privet burns i'm very anxious?

STD?: If fyou have been sexually active, this may represent a sexually transmitted disease. If not, it likely represents a bladder infection or urethritis. ...Read more

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Klebsiella p? 2 uti's since jan. W/small amts k.P. Took 10 days suprax (cefixime). Does this reduce k.P. In stool? Wear pads for urine leaks. Contaminating self? How to prevent uti's? W/u's = aging skin only.

Klebsiella p? 2 uti's since jan. W/small amts k.P. Took 10 days suprax (cefixime). Does this reduce k.P. In stool? Wear pads for urine leaks.  Contaminating self? How to prevent uti's? W/u's = aging skin only.

Urine cultures: You mentioned a bowel resection prior, and on recent antibiotics. Frequently this can cause changes in normal bowel flora and make a contaminated urine culture seem positive if not under appropriate symptoms. As we get older, can lose bladder tone and not completely empty the bladder with urination, which predisposes to uti. It is always best to stay off antibiotics if able. ...Read more

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I get frequent utis. Sometimes to the tune of 1 a month. What could be the cause?

I get frequent utis. Sometimes to the tune of 1 a month. What could be the cause?

Several possible: Causes including having sex or having a short urethra or having a stone in the bladder for instance. Several ways to decrease frequent bladder infections are to void immediately after sex, increase water intake, decrease or stop soda pop, cranberry supplements. If this doesn't help see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can oral sex cause utis?

Can oral sex cause utis?

UTI after oral sex: Yes, some people do get uti's after oral sex. ...Read more

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How long does a UTI last?

How long does a UTI last?

Varies.: The length of time it takes to clear a urinary tract infection depends on the burden of the infection & how quickly appropriate antibiotics are started. Uncomplicated utis are treated with 3 days of antibiotics, and symptoms subside quickly and usually disappear by 7 days. Complicated utis including kidney infection, foreign bodies, and resistant organisms will increase the duration of treatment. ...Read more

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Can u get a UTI over night?

Can u get a UTI over night?

Yes.: You can get it anywhere, anytime. The infection starts slowly and eventually crosses a threshold at which you "suddenly" notice it. ...Read more

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How long does a UTI last for ?

How long does a UTI last for ?

When treated....: Since uti's are painful, effective therapy can alleviate the symptom of pain/burning on urination within a day. However, other symptoms, depending on the severity of infection, may take up to a week (fever, malaise) or so to abate (eg.Flank pain).If symptoms are gone in a few days, it is important to complete the prescribed course! or else you risk getting a recurrence of the infection. ...Read more

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How long to UTI take to clear?

UTI: Depends upon the type of uti, the treatment , the underlying cause of the infection, and so on. For uncomplicated cystitis this should respond within 24-48 hrs, but may take longer to cure. ...Read more

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Can a woman pass a UTI to a man?

Can a woman pass a UTI to a man?

Sometimes...: The usual suspect/cause of UTI such as e. Coli, klebsiella, saprophyticus type of bacteria will not be an issue. In rare instance, chlamydia/gonorrhea etc...Can cause UTI symptoms in females and these certainly can be transmitted to males, and vice versa. So, better practice is to use protection such as condoms or wait until your trouble is fully treated. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get UTI from toilet seat?

Can you get UTI from toilet seat?

No: You cannot get a UTI from a toilet seat. If you have symptoms of a uti, then you should be seen and treated. You cannot pick up an infection (including std's) from toilet seats. ...Read more

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How long until this UTI gets better?

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How long until this UTI gets better?

Here are some ...: If the offending bacteria for UTI is sensitive to the antibiotics used, you should feel progressively much better within 1-3 days after its use. If not, reevaluation for diagnostic accuracy or others should be sought by analyzing the quality, quantity, & sequence of events of all symptoms after antibiotics, conducting physicals, & test urine, etc. so to redirect the care... So, be followed closely ...Read more

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How do they find out if I have a uti?

How do they find out if I have a uti?

Urinalysis and: Urine culture. Positive nitrite test on urine indicates high probability of a uti. Bacteria can be seen by performing microscopy on a spun specimen of urine. Urine culture from a clean mid void specimen that grows >50, 000 colonies/ml of a single organism is a very reliable test. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you catch a UTI off your partner?

No.: You can't catch a UTI by close contact, but the risk of getting a UTI does increase after intercourse. Always best to urinate after sex to help prevent one. ...Read more

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Can any one help me out for a uti? Thx

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Can any one help me out for a uti? Thx

Here are some...: For an 18-y-o man, one has to assure if your urinary symptoms results from bacterial UTI or STD-related urethritis by detailed history stressing sequence of events + right timely testing. If from bacterial UTI, it should be still considered as a case of complicated UTI foe which a comprehensive evaluation to unveil its underlying causes should be sought. More? Seek urologist timely. ...Read more

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What can I do if my UTI won't go away?

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What can I do if my UTI won't go away?

Here are some ...: Clinically, if the suffering from UTI fails to improve and go away after taking antibiotics (if effective), it's time for re-evaluation with further reviewing Hx + exams + tests as needed so to assure the original Dx was correct & bug is sensitive tt Rx; then further care can be modified to suit the right direction of care for your personal conditions... So, go to be re-evaluated timely as advised ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more