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Dr. Simon Kimm Dr. Kimm
Urology
12 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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


Dr. Timothy Brown Dr. Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
40 years in practice
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Jack Rubin Dr. Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
44 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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. Jack Rubin Dr. Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
44 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Daniel Lama Dr. Lama
Urology
years in practice
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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

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews Dr. Mathews
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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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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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Can men have biofilm bladder infections that don't show up on traditional uti tests?

Can men have biofilm bladder infections that don't show up on traditional uti tests?

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

Dr. Michael Hulse Dr. Hulse
Gynecology
23 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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

Dr. David Krulak Dr. Krulak
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Bahman Omrani Dr. Omrani
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How do docs tell the different between minor UTI or bladder infections and a severe kdiney infection from a urine sample?

How do docs tell the different between minor UTI or bladder infections and a severe kdiney infection from a urine sample?

Clinical : A detailed microscopic urine analysis may provide information to suggest that a urinary tract infection involves more than just the bladder (cystitis vs. Pyelonephritis). The diagnosis is generally made on clinical grounds (signs and symptoms) +/- blood tests. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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What can do to ease the pain of bladder infections or urinary tract infections?

What can do to ease the pain of bladder infections or urinary tract infections?

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

Dr. William Brown Dr. Brown
Gynecology
40 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Expert opinion - should my birth control have an effect on me getting UTI or bladder infections?

Expert opinion - should my birth control have an effect on me getting UTI or bladder infections?

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

Dr. Earle Pescatore Dr. Pescatore
Obstetrics & Gynecology
28 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infections/bladder infections?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infections/bladder infections?

Cranberry: Increasing fluids, cranberry juice are two of the most successful. However, many people will require antibiotics for a true infection. ...Read more

Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay Dr. Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
17 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
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Can large labia minoras be why women get frequent UTIs/bladder infections? Maybe the bacteria gets trapped?

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

Dr. Lillian Schapiro Dr. Schapiro
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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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?

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

Dr. Kristin Stropnicky Dr. Stropnicky
Family Medicine
5 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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 more

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Dr. Roger Duvivier Dr. Duvivier
Obstetrics & Gynecology
43 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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I suffer from recurrent uti. I have fibroids in my uterus that cause pressure.can this be a reason for continuous bladder infections?

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 more

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Dr. Ira Raff Dr. Raff
Urology
53 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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?

Kidney infection: if you have pain and fever in back you may need stronger antibiotics and esp with recurrent infection . At least the ct is supposedly normal kidneys ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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. Heidi Fowler
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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