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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more

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Macro for suspected UTI. 4 doses in, lips feel very dry, slightly heavy/tight. Can't tell by looking if swollen. What do swollen lips feel like?

Macro for suspected UTI. 4 doses in, lips feel very dry, slightly heavy/tight. Can't tell by looking if swollen. What do swollen lips feel like?

Swollen: They feel big, and clumsy like they get away . Imagine Puckering your lips. perhaps you set having and allergic reaction. I would stop the antibiotic and see your doctor or to the emergency room. Ice and Benadryl for the meantime ...Read more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
Once
Find out the type and cause of your UI and educate yourself
Once
Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
Daily
Watch what you drink: avoid caffeine and alcohol. Stop smoking
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Had sex with bf, next day felt like i had a UTI three days later go to the dr itchin, d/c, blood in urine, hurts to even wipedrdid not look. Levaquin?

Had sex with bf, next day felt like i had a UTI three days later go to the dr itchin, d/c, blood in urine, hurts to even wipedrdid not look. Levaquin?

Uti: Your symptoms sound like urinary tract infection. It is ok for a doctor to treat presumptively. If you improve here is your cure if you do not or other symptoms develop return to your doctor. The taste of the pudding is in the eating. Good luck. Stay healthy ...Read more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

See a urologist or gynecologist for proper diagnosis
Once
Control coughing and sneezing
Once
Use protection pads as insurance against wetting
Once
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If I had a problem once, like uti, do I need to list that when applying for insurance?

If I had a problem once, like uti, do I need to list that when applying for insurance?

Unsure: I am not a fan of insurance companies. However, if you are applying for benefits, you should answer every question honestly. ...Read more

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Help? I have had UTI for like 4 months now..?

Help? I have had UTI for like 4 months now..?

Needs 2B treated: With appropriate antibiotics ; should be properly evaluated. Need to find out why not responding to treatment, assuming u have received treatment already. Possibly the wrong antibiotic used. Infection can not cleared due to presence of an infected stone in kidney or bladder?, this would need 2b removed. Incomplete bladder emptying due to retention, bladder or urethral diverticulum? See urologist. ...Read more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't avoid fluids. Concentrated urine can worsen incontinence
daily
Avoid caffeine and acidic foods
daily
Kegels
daily
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
3x week
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I had a UTI a month ago took the meds like i was told but had some left. Didnt think anything of it. Now i feel like i'm having the UTI symptoms again?

I had a UTI a month ago took the meds like i was told but had some left. Didnt think anything of it. Now i feel like i'm having the UTI symptoms again?

UTI: Obviously you did not take the medication like you were told because you still had some left. That means that is possible that you were left with a partiall y treated uti. Before you take the remaining medication, see your doctor and have your urine checked, is possible there may be something else going on. ...Read more

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