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Tell me usual symptoms of UTI or bladder infection?

Tell me usual 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

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 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?

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?

Possibly spasms: Infection is a very common but not the only cause of bladder irritability, which may be giving you these symptoms. If multiple urine cultures are negative then consult your gynecologist and urologist ...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

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I get UTI and or bladder infections often. Any solutions?

I get UTI and or bladder infections often. Any solutions?

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 more

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I have burning really bad. Anyone have any experience with utis or bladder infections, what to do?

I have burning really bad. Anyone have any experience with utis or bladder infections, what to do?

May have uti: Burning on urination may be associated with a urinary tract infection. Other sx may include frequency, urgency , low back pain, blood in the urine or fever, . ...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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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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Would frequent utis (bladder infections) be caused by an std?

Would frequent utis (bladder infections) be caused by an std?

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

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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

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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


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