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Is biaxin (clarithromycin) XL an antibiotic for bladder infections/uti's?

Is biaxin (clarithromycin) XL an antibiotic for bladder infections/uti's?

It can be: UTIs can be treated with a number of antibiotics, depending on the organism causing the infection and the resistance that organism has to antibiotics. Biaxin (clarithromycin) is one option that can treat some UTIs, but it is not the first line treatment. 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


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I have reoccuring bladder infections, can I prevent this without using antibitotics?

I have reoccuring bladder infections, can I prevent this without using antibitotics?

The following: By urinating after sex to empty bladder, shower not bathe + never use bubble bath. Avoid costipation. Good toilet hygiene: wipe front to back, pull panties, tights + pants down to ankles & spread thighs widely when urinating. (avoids urine trapping in vagina).Don't wear thongs or hold off urination.Healthy diet + drink lots.? Cranberry juice, tabs or gelcaps reduce bacterial adherence to bladder wall. Read more

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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

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

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I am concern about my bladder infection. I had to courses of antibiotic already and still not better. It's feel like my bladder is going to falloff?

I am concern about my bladder infection. I had to courses of antibiotic already and still not better. It's feel like my bladder is going to falloff?

Bladder Infection: Did you have urine culture done and do you know what is the organism and what antibiotics did you take and for how long. If you have symptoms and the cultures are negative than it could be non infectious condition like interstitial cystitis. You should consult a urologist. Read more

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My daughter is on a antibotic for a bladder infection and still peeing blood?

My daughter is on a antibotic for a bladder infection and still peeing blood?

Bladder Infection:: Anytime, we suspect an infection, we start a reasonable antibiotic, not waiting for culture results, as delay can do more harm. In case of uti, a dipstix urine test done in office; if abnormal, detail urine analysis, microscopy and culture ordered. Cx, sensitivity result take 48-72 hours. If different sensitivity, we change the antibiotic. Even with proper abx, it takes 2-5 days to get response. Read more

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What medications can I take for recurrent bladder infections?

What medications can I take for recurrent bladder infections?

UTI: Knowing which bacteria caused your bladder infection usually dictates the antibiotic to be used after susceptibility tests are done. If you do not feel better within 48 to 72 hours, either ask your doctor for the next best antibiotic or have a repeat urine culture done. Studies have shown that drinking cranberry juice can help treat a urine infection. Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why I get bladder infections so easily?

Can you tell me reasons why I get bladder infections so easily?

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

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What does it mean if I'm getting bladder infections every 4-6 months?

What does it mean if I'm getting bladder infections every 4-6 months?

Here are some. ..: Have you been properly documented for bacterial UTI? Analyzing history will tell if your recurrent UTI is uncomplicated. If so, no study is needed and your UTI could be managed with self-testing & self-treatment regimen or long-term low-dose antibiotic. More on how to handle health-related issues? Go to http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby, you'll gain insights on how to work closely. Read more

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I've had about 8-10 bladder infections I.n the past year is there so something wrong w me?

I've had about 8-10 bladder infections I.n the past year is there so something wrong w me?

Nothing wrong w/ you: Recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) isn't rare, but if you're not seeing a doctor, do so to make sure that's the problem. Often easily prevented. Sex is a common trigger; sex massages UTI bacteria into the urethra. Diaphragm raises risk. Antibiotiic after sex or an antbiotic dose once a week can be helpful. Consider seeing an infectious diseases specialist for detailed advice. Good luck! Read more

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I've been having bladder infections repeatedly since september, can there be a deeper problem rather than just bladder infections?

Yes: If you are having repeated bladder infections, there may be a problem. See a urologist who can test to see if your bladder is emptying completely. Read more

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I get bladder infections every month, is there ways to prevent them?

I get bladder infections every month, is there ways to prevent them?

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

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Why do I keep getting bladder infections what's the best way to prevent them?

Why do I keep getting bladder infections what's the best way to prevent them?

Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) norfloxacin: Trimethoprim/sulfa (septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or bactrim), norfloxacin, and Nitrofurantoin (macrobid) given in low dose each night before bed are the usual antibiotics used to prevent frequently recurrent uti's. I do not prescribe Nitrofurantoin because of its potentially serious toxicities. Read more

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Why do I keep getting bladder infections/uti's?

Why do I keep getting bladder infections/uti's?

Frequent UTI's: People with recurrent uti's need to be evaluated by a urologist (u) to see if they have an obstruction of their urinary outflow tract. A renal ultrasound will be done first. If that does not give the answer of why you have these frequent uti's, other tests will be ordered. Your u can give you the a diagnosis and a treatment plan to resolve your problem. Good luck. Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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