what to do about a urinary tract infection

What can I do about recurring urinary tract infections?

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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Fluids


Drink enough water and urinate after intercourse. If symptoms continue, see your doctor it may not be a UTI
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What can i do about an urinary tract infection?

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Dr. George T. Klauber
Pediatric Urology
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C Dr 4 antibiotics


See your Dr. Get urine tested ASAP, drink lots of water & take prescribed antibiotics..
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What should I do about this urinary tract infection?

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Get it treated.


Please get this treated, because if it is not, it could progress to pyelonephritis and damage your kidneys. it can also lead to cystitis or bladder infection and might even get in the bloodstream, resulting in sepsis. The standard antibiotic is Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole or TMP-SMX. Others, like aminoglycosides and cephalosporins are also used. See your doctor and get treated ASAP.

Women's health

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Women's Health: Cranberry juice can help to fend off urinary tract infections.

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Where can i find out about urinary tract infections, what causes them, and what prevents them?

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Bacteria from stool


Majority of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTI) are bacteria that live in our intestines. Girls without any anatomical problems most often get UTI because they are not wiping in the correct direction (ie. front to back) after urination. In teenage girls another cause can be sexual activity.
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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?

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Dr. Abraham Morse
Urogynecology
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Drink fluids


To help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider
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Bladder problems

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Wipe front to back to prevent urinary tract infections.

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

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Cranberry


Increasing fluids, cranberry juice are two of the most successful. However, many people will require antibiotics for a true infection.
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Can the experts please talk about the most suitable antibiotic class used for urinary tract infections in general?

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Depends


the best antibiotic is the narrowest spectrum, lowest side effect and least expensive drug that kills the bacteria causing the infection. A urine culture and sensitivity are nessesary to determine the proper antibiotic.
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Can a urinary tract infections cause a late period?

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Dr. Patricio C. Gargollo
Pediatric Urology
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Not usually


Not unless it is a very severe infection....severe enough to land you in the hospital
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Dr. George T. Klauber
Pediatric Urology
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Unlikely


Antibiotics should not affect your menstrual cycle, but stress can certainly delay menses. BUT some antibiotics can couneract efficacy of birth control pill, thus unprotected sex whilst on BCP can result in an unplanned pregnancy.
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What are all symptoms of a urinary tract infections?

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Dr. George T. Klauber
Pediatric Urology
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Quite a few


Frequency and urgency of urination. Burning or stinging with urination, foul smelling urine, Bloody urine. Urge incontinence or leaking. Lower abdominal pain or tenderness, Back/flank pain if infection reaches the kidneys.
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How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

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UTI


"UTI" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis Is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a UTI) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms.
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