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Will A Urinary Tract Infection Go Away On Its Own
Maybe with probiotic: It depends on how severe is the infection which really can't be determined without an urinalysis and urine culture. However, cranberry tablets as mentioned may help, making your urine more acidic may keep bacteria from growing. Also, taking high-potency probiotics (5-10 billion colonies/capsule), which are "good" bacteria, may keep the infection in check and allow the body to clear the infection. ...Read more
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
Yes: Drink plenty of fluids (lemonade is particularly good) and void frequently. ...Read more
What to do if I have a urinary tract infection and my mom doesn't think it's that serious so she won't take me to the doctor :c will it just go away on its own?
I have treated a urinary tract infection but it seems to never go away..... What can be the cause of this?
A few days: In most cases it should be resolved within a few days. ...Read more
I have an urgency to pee after peeing, could it be urinary tract infection? If so can it go away on its own?
Possibly: The urge to urinate occurs when the bladder is inflamed or irritated. If you drink a lot of caffeinated beverages this can cause urgency but infection can also cause this symptom. I would see your doctor to check your urine to make sure it is clear and that no antibiotics are needed. ...Read more
I'm just wonderingif you want to join the marine corps, will a urinary tract infection disqualify you?
Not often : But a UTI that moves into the kidneys can cause nausea and vommitting. ...Read more
Mostly: Nitrite reagent in dipstick works for most gram negative organisms, but does show gram positive bacteria like enterococcus, staphlococcus or streptococcus etc. Latter 2 are considered "skin" organisms but can be cause of utis in some, especially subjects on intermittent catheterization. Leucoocte esterase for wbcs in urine usually but, not always reliable. Urine culture is most reliable. ...Read more
Will a urinary tract infection and/or OTC medications for UTI affect an urinalysis drug screen in any way?
no: A drug screen is not effected by a urinary infection or usual otc medications. ...Read more
Your doctor: The correct ;medication for your situation is best obtained via your doctor. ...Read more
Honeymoon cystitis: Cystitis after sex is also called honeymoon cystitis. Bacteria colonizing the short urethra in women can be forced up into the bladder during intercourse. The use of a condom does not prevent this. Voiding immediately after intercourse may help. Taking a prophylactic antibiotic such as trimethoprim/sulfa 80/400mg. Or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 125 mg. After sexual intercourse are usually effective. ...Read more
Antibiotics + fluids: Most reliable and fastest way to cure a UTI is with antibiotics, long-acting Nitrofurantoin macrocrystals (macrobid) twice daily with food or milk, trrimethoprim-sulfa ds (bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra) or Ciprofloxacin (cipro) are all effective providing the bacterial organism is sensitive. Also, drink lots of water to flush ou the bugs. I do not recommend cranberry juice or capsules or other herbs alone. ...Read more
UTI: The surest way to know if you have a urinary tract infection is to have your urine checked. There are urine dipsticks that can detect infection. The symptoms of a UTI can include painful urination, feeling like you have to urinate often, but only passing a very small amount of urine, and urgently feeling like you have to urinate. It can get worse from there. ...Read more
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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