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Symptoms Of Uti Or Bladder Infection
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
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
I feel like I have symptoms of a UTI or bladder infection, only sometimes. they do NOT happen all the time. Maybe every few days, a week, off and on?
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
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 have burning really bad. Anyone have any experience with utis or bladder infections, what to do?
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
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.
Almost never: Men with scarred/restricted urethra due to past STD can be susceptible to recurrent UTI, a rare complication these days. Recurrent bladder infections in women have nothing to do with past or current STD. However, in some women sex often triggers UTI, by "massaging" bacteria into the urethra. See your doctor; this is often preventable with low dose antibiotic taken after sex or 1-2 times a week. ...Read more
How do docs tell the different between minor UTI or bladder infections and a severe kdiney infection from a urine sample?
Here are some...: Are you sure the pain you referred to from UTI? If sure, antibiotics with judicious use of mucosal soothing agent such as pyridium (phenazopyridine) will help to ease; if not, look into other causes for the pain and decide what you need. How to get these confused matters set straight is not that hard if following instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain insight on how to... ...Read more
Birth control & UTI: If you mean birth control 'pills', the short answer is 'no'. Some will have mild drying of vulvovaginal tissues causing symptoms that mimic uti. More commonly, initiation of ocp's for contraception is done to prevent pregnancy in a woman who previously has not been very sexually active. Marked increase in coital activity can cause utis, known as 'honeymoon cystitis.' push fluids: void after sex. ...Read more
Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infections/bladder infections?
Can large labia minoras be why women get frequent UTIs/bladder infections? Maybe the bacteria gets trapped?
Many factors.: There are many things which predispose women to UTIs. Women naturally have shorter urethra, which allows bacteria easier access to the bladder. Hygiene is also an issue (wipe front to back, always, after using bathroom). Obesity & large labia can cause obstruction, predisposing to UTIs. Genetics also plays a part - if your mother or sister had frequent UTIs, you're likely to as well. HopeThisHelps ...Read more
I've had utis for a couple of years and bladder infections now and yeast along with BV and vagnitis what do I do i'm going to gyn again soon?
While u wait: While you wait to see your gyn, drink lots of water and try cranberry juice or cranberry tablets to help with UTI symptoms. If you get a fever or think you have another actual infection, call to get in sooner. For yeast, you can use over the counter monistat -7. Don't use it for a few days before your appt because it will make it hard to see yeast or bv. Reducing sugar and carbs prevents yeast. ...Read more
I have a lot of utis and always starts with a silver smelling rotten egg smell. Help. I have gotten treated for ecoli, vd, bacterial baginosis and bladder infections. It's always something different. I need a fix.
A few tips: To decrease risk of UTIs, #1 drink plenty of water, #2 wipe front to back after using the bathroom, #3 always urinate after sexual intercourse, #4 try drinking 8 oz of cranberry juice daily for prevention. To decrease risk of STDs, ALWAYS use protection (condoms) during sexual intercourse. Eat yogurt daily (or take a probiotic supplement) to keep your vaginal flora in balance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from recurrent uti. I have fibroids in my uterus that cause pressure.can this be a reason for continuous bladder infections?
Not usually: Uterine fibroids are not usually associated with recurrent uti's unless they interfere with urination and contribute to incomplete emptying of your bladder, urinary retention; identification of the bacteria that cause each episode of UTI , the selection of the appropriate antibiotics the bacterias are sensitive to and perhaps the advice of a urologist on "long term suppression" may be of value . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had uti and bladder infections 5 times, had a ct scan and ultrosound only find 2 small polyps in uterine wallbut in severe pain in kidneys,bladder hel?
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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