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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Can I take metronidazole for bladder infection?

Can I take metronidazole for bladder infection?

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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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?

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?

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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How to prevent and cure bladder infections?

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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Home remedies that work for bladder infections?

Home remedies that work for bladder infections?

Cranberry juice/tabs: Spontaneous resolution of a bladder infection can occur. You should drink lots of fluids to flush your urologic system, drink carnberry juice or take cranberry tablets. You may take over the counter bladder analgesics such as azo. However if your symptoms persisted or got worse see your medical provider immediately. ...Read more

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What medications can I take for recurrent bladder infections?

What medications can I take for recurrent bladder infections?

UTI: Knowing which bacteria caused your bladder infection usually dictates the antibiotic to be used after susceptibility tests are done. If you do not feel better within 48 to 72 hours, either ask your doctor for the next best antibiotic or have a repeat urine culture done. Studies have shown that drinking cranberry juice can help treat a urine infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why i get bladder infections so easily?

Can you tell me reasons why i get bladder infections so easily?

UTI's nth time...: Frequent Intercourse in the past month is the most common risk factor. Factors affecting bladder emptying like increase in residual urine in bladder after emptying (post void residual), incontinence, and cystocele, are strongly associated with recurrent UTIs. Make sure the antibiotic is right for the bug. Better yet see your urologist or urogynecologist.
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What does it mean if I'm getting bladder infections every 4-6 months?

What does it mean if I'm getting bladder infections every 4-6 months?

Here are some ...: Have you been properly documented for bacterial UTI? Analyzing history will tell if your recurrent UTI is uncomplicated. If so, no study is needed and your UTI could be managed with self-testing & self-treatment regimen or long-term low-dose antibiotic. More on how to handle health-related issues? Go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby, you'll gain insights on how to work closely. ...Read more

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I've had about 8-10 bladder infections I.n the past year is there so something wrong w me ?

I've had about 8-10 bladder infections I.n the past year is there so something wrong w me ?

Nothing wrong w/ you: Recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) isn't rare, but if you're not seeing a doctor, do so to make sure that's the problem. Often easily prevented. Sex is a common trigger; sex massages UTI bacteria into the urethra. Diaphragm raises risk. Antibiotiic after sex or an antbiotic dose once a week can be helpful. Consider seeing an infectious diseases specialist for detailed advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been having bladder infections repeatedly since september, can there be a deeper problem rather than just bladder infections?

I've been having bladder infections repeatedly since september, can there be a deeper problem rather than just bladder infections?

Yes: If you are having repeated bladder infections, there may be a problem. See a urologist who can test to see if your bladder is emptying completely. ...Read more

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I get bladder infections every month , is there ways to prevent them ?

I get bladder infections every month , is there ways to prevent them ?

Yes: You can prevent bladder infections by urinating after you have sex, wiping from front to back, avoiding bubble baths, staying well hydrated. You can also drink cranberry juice regularly or take cranberry tablets - there is something in cranberry juice/tablets that makes it more difficult for bacteria to stick to your bladder wall. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting bladder infections what's the best way to prevent them?

Why do I keep getting bladder infections what's the best way to prevent them?

Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) norfloxacin: Trimethoprim/sulfa (septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or bactrim), norfloxacin, and Nitrofurantoin (macrobid) given in low dose each night before bed are the usual antibiotics used to prevent frequently recurrent uti's. I do not prescribe Nitrofurantoin because of its potentially serious toxicities. ...Read more

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Can d-mannose treat bladder infections?

No way: Bladder infections require antibiotics & not a dietary suppliment that does nothing to eliminate or kill bacteria. ...Read more

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Can you take Flagyl for a bladder infection?

Can you take Flagyl for a bladder infection?

Not best choice: Flagyl does not treat the most common bacterium causing utis in women (e. Coli) so check with your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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Can a hemorrhagic cyst cause bladder infections?

Can a hemorrhagic cyst cause bladder infections?

No: Bladder infections are caused by urogenital bacteria ascending the urethra. A hemorrhagic cyst would have nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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Does Xanax (alprazolam) cause bladder infections?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) cause bladder infections?

It should not: There may be other factors that the xanax (alprazolam) may be effecting. On its own it should not. ...Read more

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How can seniors avoid recurrent bladder infections?

How can seniors avoid recurrent bladder infections?

Several ways: Treatable prostate disease causes bladder infections in men; all people do well to drink plenty of water as they are able, and cranberry juice or its anthocyanin component actually works for prevention and treatment -- one of the few natural cures that's evidence-based. If stones are present, get them removed. If intractable or atypical, cystoscopy is indicated. ...Read more

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What are clean catch urine tests for bladder infections?

What are clean catch urine tests for bladder infections?

Urinalysis and: Urine culture + sensitivities.Positive urine nitrite test for bacteria +/or leucocyte esterase white blood cells confirmed by microscopy will demonstrate a urinary infection.Urine culture will grow any any bacteria present and sensitivities will demonstrate which antibiotics will be effective.Pure bacterial colony count of >100, 000/ml on clean void culture indicates a uti, <100, 000 on cath. Spec. ...Read more

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I get UTI and or bladder infections often. Any solutions?

I get UTI and or bladder infections often. Any solutions?

Frequent UTI's: You need to see a urologist and be evaluated for some obstruction of your urinary tract that is predisposing you to these uti. You will need a renal ultrasound, and possibly an ivp to see if you have an anatomical problem. If you are a woman, go to the bathroom and urinate after sex. Once you see a urologist, you may have an answer to your question and a solution to your problem. ...Read more

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Does dehydration lead to bladder infections and prostatitis?

Possibly: It definitely can lead to bladder infections. If urine stays in the bladder for too long, bacteria can start to grow. It is better to keep urine flowing through the system to keep bacteria levels down. Most people should urinate at least 4 times per day. If your urine is dark yellow, or brown, that is not good. ...Read more

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Will wearing thong underwear cause bladder infections or uti's?

Will  wearing thong underwear cause bladder infections or uti's?

Not usually: Not usually however in patients with recurrent UTI or irritation ov the vulva, elimination of thongs may help. ...Read more

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Can chlorine in pools cause bladder infections and vsginal irritation?

Unlikely: Unless the chlorine is at toxic levels in the pool it will not generally cause vaginal irritation. Urinary tract infection will not be a direct result of chlorine exposure. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between her bladder infections and the type of condom I am using?

No but there: Is a relation from having intercourse as bacteria can get pushed up in the urethra so after intercourse u need to get up right away and urinate to flush the bacteria that can be pushed up there out of the urethra and u can take cranberry pills daily to make the urine more acidic to help prevent infections, if u keep getting them your gyn can refer u to a urologist. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause bladder infections?

Can ovarian cysts cause bladder infections?

No: There should not be any correlation. Bladder infections usually occur as bacteria enter the urethra and ascend into the bladder. There should not be an association with ovarian cysts. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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


Dr. Al Hegab
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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