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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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What causes a bladder infection? What are some of the common reasons people get bladder infections?

What causes a bladder infection? What are some of the common reasons people get bladder infections?

Bladder infection: Sometimes called a urinary tract infection. Caused by bacteria. Need to be checked by a doctor may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does Azo work for bladder infections?

Does Azo work for bladder infections?

Azo?: Have no idea what this is. Is there another name? ...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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Are strep b infections and bladder infections connected?

Are strep b infections and bladder infections connected?

Not commonly.: Your overall resistance to other binfections e.g. Bladder infections can be reduced if you have a strp infection elsewhere. Strp bladder infections are very uncommon unless you self catheterize intermittently or have an indwelling catheter. ...Read more

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Bladder infections every month ? Is there a way to prevent them ?

Bladder infections every month ? Is there a way to prevent them ?

Consult with doc..: I'd have a consult with your regular doctor about why you're getting so many bladder infections in the first place. If it's associated with intercourse, you can sometimes use a single dose of antibiotics before or after intercourse. You'd want to make sure there's nothing like diabetes or anything anatomic that's predisposing you infections. ...Read more

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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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Are there long-term effects of bladder infections on my child's health?

Possible: A single episode of urinary bladder infection will probably not have any lasting effect. However, recurring infections can affect a person's health, especially if the infection spreads to the kidney. ...Read more

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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


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