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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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I was given metronidazole and doxycycline for my pid. Will those cure my uti/bladder infection as well?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
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I was given metronidazole and doxycycline for my pid. Will those cure my uti/bladder infection as well?

Doxy can: Doxycycline is active against many of the bacteria that can cause utis. ...Read more

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Dr. William Harris
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Bladder Infection (Definition)

Bladder infection is also known as Urinary tract infection. Cystitis is a condition where there is an inflammation or infection of the bladder. It is commonly caused by a urinary tract infection, and is often associated with pain during urination or sexual intercourse, ...Read more


Dr. Joel Gallant
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Can I take metronidazole for bladder infection?

Dr. Joel Gallant
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No: Metronidazole treats anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that grow in environments without oxygen). Bladder infections are caused by aerobic bacteria (bacteria that require oxygen), so Metronidazole won't work. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have a bladder infection and the doctors gave me metronidazole, phenaz opyridine, sulfamethoxazole-tmp dest tablet. I am having pain still what to do?

Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Return to your Docto: If pain is not better after few seats of antibiotics, you either have the wrong antibiotics or something else is causing the pain, so you better return to be checked. ...Read more

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Dr. David Wyatt
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Dr. Corey Clay
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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
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How to prevent and cure bladder infections?

Dr. Kathleen Mullane
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How to prevent and cure bladder infections?

First why is it?: The most important question for bladder infections is why did it happen. Most recurrence is relapse. Could be anatomic issue, colonization with bad bugs, related to intercourse (esp w/diaphragm-spermicide), change in urinary tract mucosa with menopause. Prevention is linked to the cause and once that is known, prevention is strategic working against the causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Are there official recommendations for treating bladder infections?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Are there official recommendations for treating bladder infections?

Antibiotics / fluids: The usual treatment for a bladder infection is antibiotics (most often oral) and increased oral fluid intake. A urine culture is often obtained before initiating antibiotics. When the culture result is available, it can confirm the infection and confirm that the antibiotic prescribed is appropriate - or guide the change to an effective antibiotic for the particular bacteria causing the infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm
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What are the symptoms of bladder infections usually?

Dr. Simon Kimm
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What are the symptoms of bladder infections usually?

Several symptoms. : The most common symptoms of a bladder infection are pain with urination, low abdominal and pain, frequent urination with occasional sensations of urgency. There is sometimes blood in the urine, and in severe cases, fever and flank pain if the kidney is involved. If you think you have an infection, see your physician who can test your urine and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What leads to bladder infections?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Multiple causes: Women get more bladder infections than men. More during pregnancy, some related to sex. In men enlarged prostate predisposes to bladder infections. Bladder stones facilitate infections. Bladder infections are usually bacterial and treatable with antibiotics after addressing the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Im getting a bladder infections , is there any home remedys for it ?

Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Im getting a bladder infections , is there any home remedys for it ?

Not reliable: There are products like azo-cranberry. That contain only an analgesic similar to pyridium which is prescription medicine. Also cranberry juice has some real positive effect. These treatments are food only until pr gets their urine examined and antibiotic is given. UTIs require antibiotics (in the USA all antibiotics require prescription by a physician). ...Read more

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