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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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Whats treatment in us for urinary tract infection and kidney infection?

Whats treatment in us for urinary tract infection and kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics are given to treat upper and lower urinary tract infections, based upon the infectious organism, usually gram negative species, such as e. Coli. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin good for bladder infectons?

Is ciprofloxacin good for bladder infectons?

Sometimes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is one antibiotic used to treat bladder infections. It is a broad spectrum potent antibiotic. Often we choose Macrodantin or Bactrim (sulfa) to treat first. If we always choose the "strongest" antibiotic first eventually bacteria develop resistance to the antibiotic, then even the stronger antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) wont work well. ...Read more

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Is uristat (phenazopyridine) good for pain from urinary tract infection?

Is uristat (phenazopyridine) good for pain from urinary tract infection?

Yes it is: Medication will turn your urine dark orange, this is normal. Can be taken for up to 5 days in a row if needed, stop if and when symptoms have gone. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotics for an urinary tract infection prevent pregnancy?

Can the antibiotics for an urinary tract infection prevent pregnancy?

No: Antibiotics are known to render oral contraceptives less effective so may increase risk of pregnancy if you are taking birth control. However, they are unlikely to prevent pregnancy if you are taking a short course for a uti. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic should I take for urinary tract infection?

Which antibiotic should I take for urinary tract infection?

Not an issue for : Self treatment. Please see your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you take cephalexin with azo standard (phenazopyridine) for a urinary tract infection?

Can you take cephalexin with azo standard (phenazopyridine) for a urinary tract infection?

Yes. Once you've: been diagnosed with a UTI, you can take ago standard for a few days until the symptoms go away. Keep in mind that azo doesn't treat the infection itself. If you take it before you see a doctor, it can prevent us from getting an accurate reading from a urine dipstick screening test for infection but shouldn't interfere with a urine culture. ...Read more

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Can I take cephalexin for a uti/ bladder infection?

Can I take cephalexin for a uti/ bladder infection?

Get evaluated. : Cephalexin is a common and sometimes effective treatment for utis. However, more important than the antibiotic is the sensitivity of the bacteria to it. A urine culture is necessary to show that the UTI is susceptible to the antibiotic; if not, it will be ineffective and you will contribute to drug resistance. See your physician prior to taking any medications on your own. ...Read more

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What are the treatments possible for e-coli infection in urinary tract and kidney?

What are the treatments possible for e-coli infection in urinary tract and kidney?

Antibiotics: Those that should be effective against e coli include bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, etc. However, a urine culture will confirm which antibiotics are likely to work against that specific strain of e coli. Once the doctor has that info, he or she will typically de-escalate the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is nitrofuroin good for bladder infections?

Is nitrofuroin good for bladder infections?

yes: Nitrofurantoin also does not affect vaginal flora and will not increase the chance of a yeast infection. A urine culture can tell whether the bacteria is sensitive to nitrofurantoin. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice take a bladder infection away?

Can cranberry juice take a bladder infection away?

No: Cranberry juice contains substances which interfere with bacteria adhering to bladder wall and thus reduce the incidence of recurrent bladder infections. It is not an antibiotic and thus can not treat an established bladder infection. There are many so called cranberry tablets or caplets, but very few list amount of active ingredient. Ellura does & proven effective in a 1st class scientific study. ...Read more

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Does Azo work for bladder infections?

Does Azo work for bladder infections?

Azo?: Have no idea what this is. Is there another name? ...Read more

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What are the treatments possible for an e-coli infection in urinary tract and kidney?

E. Coli treatment: The treatment is with antibiotics. Most e. Coli infections are effectively treated with levaquin (levofloxacin). Ask your doctor if this antibiotic is effective in your case. If not, the urine culture results will dictate the antibiotic you need to cure this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an overactive thyroid from antibiotics for urinary tract infections?

Is it possible to get an overactive thyroid from antibiotics for urinary tract infections?

No: Antibiotics don't cause hyperthyroidism. Acute infections can sometimes cause thyroiditis leading to temporary hyperthyroidism but the antibiotic itself does not do this. ...Read more

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Is azythromicin good for bladder infection?

Is azythromicin good for bladder infection?

Usually not: Most bacterial bladder infections are caused by gram negative bacilli like e. Coli or by the gram positive coccus enterococcus. These bacteria would not be effectively treated by Azithromycin (zithromax). ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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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