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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Are there official recommendations for treating bladder infections?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Are there official recommendations for treating bladder infections?

Antibiotics / fluids: The usual treatment for a bladder infection is antibiotics (most often oral) and increased oral fluid intake. A urine culture is often obtained before initiating antibiotics. When the culture result is available, it can confirm the infection and confirm that the antibiotic prescribed is appropriate - or guide the change to an effective antibiotic for the particular bacteria causing the infection. ...Read more

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Bladder Infection (Definition)

Bladder infection is also known as Urinary tract infection. Cystitis is a condition where there is an inflammation or infection of the bladder. It is commonly caused by a urinary tract infection, and is often associated with pain during urination or sexual intercourse, ...Read more


Dr. Simon Kimm
Board Certified, Urology
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What are the symptoms of bladder infections usually?

Dr. Simon Kimm
Board Certified, Urology
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What are the symptoms of bladder infections usually?

Several symptoms. : The most common symptoms of a bladder infection are pain with urination, low abdominal and pain, frequent urination with occasional sensations of urgency. There is sometimes blood in the urine, and in severe cases, fever and flank pain if the kidney is involved. If you think you have an infection, see your physician who can test your urine and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What leads to bladder infections?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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What leads to bladder infections?

Multiple causes: Women get more bladder infections than men. More during pregnancy, some related to sex. In men enlarged prostate predisposes to bladder infections. Bladder stones facilitate infections. Bladder infections are usually bacterial and treatable with antibiotics after addressing the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Im getting a bladder infections , is there any home remedys for it ?

Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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Im getting a bladder infections , is there any home remedys for it ?

Not reliable: There are products like azo-cranberry. That contain only an analgesic similar to pyridium which is prescription medicine. Also cranberry juice has some real positive effect. These treatments are food only until pr gets their urine examined and antibiotic is given. UTIs require antibiotics (in the USA all antibiotics require prescription by a physician). ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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With bladder infections what else should I be looking for?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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With bladder infections what else should I be looking for?

Depends: It depends on wether you are man or woman, what organism is involved, are there any developmental defects, do you have urinary stones? Bladder infection may spread to other organs, especially kidney. Bladder infections are generally easily treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Adler
Board Certified, Urology
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What r posible reasons I am gettin bladder infections and im a male?

Dr. Howard Adler
Board Certified, Urology
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Needs to be checked: There are many reasons for a man to get bladder infections. These could include an enlarged prostate, urtehral stricture, and kidney stones just to name a few. You need to see a urologist to have the appropriate testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Campbell
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How many medications are necessary for bladder infections?

Dr. Jason Campbell
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How many medications are necessary for bladder infections?

One: Most bladder or urinary tract infections are treated with one antibiotic and then another may be added or considered if improvement is not seen within 2-3 days. Urine cultures are not routinely performed but can be done for various factors if needed to better determine the most effective antibiotic for treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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What causes you get bladder infections?

Dr. John Leander Po
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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What causes you get bladder infections?

Several factors-: Keeping infections out, our urinary system is designed to push urine completely out. Infections occur when microbes aren't flushed out, allowing it to travel upstream and grow in unvoided urine that remains.This may occur if there is an anatomical problem like an enlarged prostate that weakens urine flow and causes urinary retention, or physiologic issues that causes urine backflow (aka.Reflux). ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Blazar
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What causes repeat bladder infections?

Dr. Andrew Blazar
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Many answers: There are many possibilities. A common one in a 30 year old woman who is sexually active is minor trauma during sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
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Can you tell me reasons why i get bladder infections so easily?

Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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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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