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What To Do About A Urinary Tract Infection
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
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
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
Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more
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
I have a bladder infection / urinary tract infection and it's not that bad yet. I took pyridium (phenazopyridine) and ciprofloxacn, can I have sex?
It is OK to have sex: But it may be uncomfortable for you due to the recent uti. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have a urinary tract infection and was prescribed Cipro. I’ve read scarey things about the side effects. Is there a good alternative?
Yes, several: The best drug is one that has a high cure rate for similar infections in your geographic area, minimal side effects, and is cost effective. Macrobid, Bactrim, Fosfomycin, and cephalexin are all reasonable alternatives. A urine culture is the best way to determine a good antibiotic choice, but cipro and its class aren’t recommended anymore unless you’ve no other reasonable alternative. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i get an ultra sound to check for a hernia if my doctor says that I have epiddimitis? I have had what i believe to be a urinary tract infection for about a week. I woke up this morning with my right testical hurting and the area above it. I went to
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
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
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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