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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


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What are things I should avoid drinking when having a urinary track infection? Is it okay to still drink sugary drinks?

What are things I should avoid drinking when having a urinary track infection? Is it okay to still drink sugary drinks?

UTI: The goal with fluids in relation to cystitis is to make lots of urine to flush the bladder. To that end, any fluid is good fluid. I would note that caffeine tends to be a irritant to the bladder, especially when inflamed. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing the symptoms of a urinary track infection. Would taking augmenting amoxicillin help? I have not yet been diagnosed.

NO, however...: I agree with Dr. Weixel that is can be dangerous to take antibiotics without knowing exactly what you are treating. Antibiotics are not benign-they destroy friendly flora and Augementin does not treat many UTI's. However, it is safe to try D-mannose, a natural treatment that helps up to 90% of UTI's without disrupting normal flora- see http://tinyurl.com/ov7cum8 But you should still see your doc. ...Read more

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I keep having a reoccurring urinary track infection and now the pain accompanied with it is severe .what do I do to get rid of it completely.thank you?

Find exact reason: There are many. If they are recurrent and frequent, you may have stones or anomaly along the urethra, bladder, utters or kidneys that predisposes to infection. Also venereal cause cannot be completely excluded. Sometimes after vaginal delivery floor of the pelvis weakens. To name a few more: Vesicoureteral reflux, mobile kidney, hygiene habits related to toilet use, pH of the urine. consult URO ...Read more

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I have a urinary track infection and sometimes when i wipe there a light pinkish color on toliet paper is this normal for some. I have hemmoroids too?

Most likely: When you have a urinary tract infection there can be inflammation and irritation. As you wipe more frequently you may have skin breakdown. This should get better as the infection clears. Sometimes the urinary infection can also cause inflammation in the bladder or urinary tract and cause a little bleeding. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have a urinary track infection, help?

UTI: If you think you may have a UTI you should see a doctor asap and get it treated before it becomes more serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have urinary track infection I have no idea of what is going on what should I do?

Urine infection: If you have a urinary tract infection you must seek care. It will not go away on its own. Please see a doctor you will need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Symptoms of urinary track infection?

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Burning: Typically pain/burning with urination, sometimes increased frequency or incontinence, and can get so severe as to cause fever or confusion. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a urinary track infection?

Variable...: Urinary tract infections don't always cause symptoms, but when they do they may include: a strong / persistent urge to urinate, a burning sensation when urinating, passing frequent small amounts of urine, urine that appears cloudy, urine that appears red / pin / brown - a possible sign of blood in the urine, strong-smelling urine, pelvic pain in women, and sometimes rectal pain in men. ...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


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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more