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What can I do about an urinary tract infection?

What can I do about an urinary tract infection?

C Dr 4 antibiotics: See your dr. Get urine tested asap, drink lots of water & take prescribed antibiotics.. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 should I do about this urinary tract infection?

What should I do about this urinary tract infection?

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. ...Read more

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What should I do about potential urinary tract infection?

What should I do about potential urinary tract infection?

Here are some ...: If you're clinically suspecting UTI, the best course of care will be seeing Doc for reviewing Hx and testing urine with Rx to follow. If unavailable to see Doc soon, do AZO test to see if nitrite or / and WBC-esterase ia(are) present, drink more fluid including cranberry juice to enhance voiding and bladder emptying, and take phenazopyridine (pyridium) to ease irritative voiding Sx. See Doc ... ...Read more

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What can I do about recurring urinary tract infections?

What can I do about recurring urinary tract infections?

Fluids: Drink enough water and urinate after intercourse. If symptoms continue, see your doctor it may not be a uti. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

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. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

Is there any difference between bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

Yes: All bladder infections are urinary tract infections, but not all urinary tract infections are bladder infections. You could have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis), which would be a uti, but more serious than a bladder infection (cystitis). ...Read more

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What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms? Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms?  Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. Uti encompasses both bladder and kidney infections. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a bladder infection and uti? Is a bladder infection the same as a urinary tract infection?

What is the difference between a bladder infection and uti? Is a bladder infection the same as a urinary tract infection?

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. ...Read more

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Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Are you taking: Antibiotics? I trust that you saw your doctor and have been prescribed proper antibiotics that you are taking. After that you need to drink plenty of water and you can take over the counter pain medication for pain relief. If the pain persists for more than a day or so, please contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about a urinary tract infection?

Here are some ...: Seek pro-evaluation to define if your UTI is uncomplicated or complicated & be counseled for some work-up including imaging studies & cystourethroscopy if complicated and for possible self-detection with self-treatment under professional supervision if uncomplicated. So, work closely with Doc so to define how to manage UTI more safely and effectively. ...Read more

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Can I call my gyno about a urinary tract infection instead of seeing my gp?

Can I call my gyno about a urinary tract infection instead of seeing my gp?

Yes and more: The issue is about access, appropriate treatment, and follow-up. A urologist can also be consulted for a urinary tract infection. There has been instances in which patients have been on an antibiotic that is resistant to the bacteria identified on a urinary culture and sensitivity. Good followup prevents further complications. ...Read more

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Since i just had a total hip replacement jan 11 of this year. Do i still have to be worried about having a urinary tract infection with my new hip?

Yes: If you have a urinary tract infection, you be on antibiotics to cure the infection and prevent bacteria from getting into your hip joint. If you are having symptoms of a urinary tract irritation, you should get a urinalysis and culture to determine whether you have an infection. ...Read more

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Looking for answers about recurrent urinary tract infection. If always e coli, do they need to treat every time?

Looking for answers about recurrent urinary tract infection. If always e coli, do they need to treat every time?

Yes: Recurrent urinary infection may be a serious problem. Appropriate and sometimes prolonged treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Can I use "factive " to treat urinary tract infection(pharmacist tells me that) or it's very strong ? I read about "factive" and i'm afraid of use it

UTI antibiotics: Factive (gemifloxacin) is a newer fluoroquinolone antibiotic and isn't more toxic than the other antibiotics we would consider using. It should be fine, although the cheaper drugs Bactrim and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) should also work just as well. ...Read more

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When must a man call his doctor about urinary tract infection symptoms?

At that time: So he can have his urine tested for infection and immediately be started on antibiotics, if needed. ...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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more