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Can a urinary tract infection resolve on its own or do I have to take antibiotics?

Based on my symptoms I think I have a UTI (urinary tract infection). I had one 2 months ago for the 1st time so the symptoms are still fresh in my head. Can I call and get a prescription or do I have to go in and get all the lab work done again? Better yet, can it resolve on its own? I don't have the money to go to another drs appointment and get labs done.

call your Dr. and explain your situation. alot of them will be willing to give you a prescription based on your symptoms as long as you are a patient. mine has done this for me when money was very tight.
you can also try taking huge doses of cranberry concentrate pills. (you can get them at walmart or a drugstore for about $7 a bottle.) take about 15 when you first get them, then 4 every few hours until the bottle is gone. it's safe because it is not a drug.
within about an hour after taking the first, large dose you should feel immense relief. but make sure to keep taking the smaller doses or the infection will come back. i use the whole bottle just to be safe. i've recommended this to friends also, and it only failed once, when my friend also had a kidney infection as well.
the cranberry works because there is a substance in cranberries that prevents the bacteria from adhering to the bladder walls, so your body can flush out the infection much easier.you have to take the concentrate though. drinking cranberry juice won't work. it is far too weak and also, the added sugar actually feeds the infection. good luck.  (+ info)

My mom got a urinary tract infection in the hospital?

My mom went through a procedure and got a urinary tract infection from the hospital. They used a catheter. Can she sue?

She could, but she would be wasting her time and money. UTI's are common with catheter placement. Your bladder is basically sterile and when you introduce foriegn objects into it you tend to get infections. It is NOT because the nurse did not clean her well or anything, it is because the catheter has to pass through the urethra which is the tube between the bladder and the outside and there is no way for the nurse to clean it.  (+ info)

How accurate is a urinary analysis of the conception date?

I went to Planned Parenthood after getting a positive result on an at home pregnancy test and they confirmed I was approx. 7 weeks. I do believe I had sex about that long ago, but I had my period shortly after. I did have sex 3 weeks ago. Since it was just a urinary analysis could the 7 weeks along be wrong?

go see your doctor.they know best.  (+ info)

What is the best and easiest way to pass a urinary drug test?

What is the best, easiest and most cost efficient way to pass a urinary drug test for a job? Please be specific.

you can buy the detox drinks. the ones that actually work are about $50. i read that if you drink it the day before the test some places can actually tell that you've been drinking it. so, drink it like a week before and then don't do any drugs until after the test.

and if you don't have $50, drink tons of water until your pee is clear like water. and then drink a ton of cranberry juice as well. coffee makes people pee a lot too so that would help too i guess? good luck.  (+ info)

Can you heal an anal fistula without surgery?

It all started in May 2007. I had five interventions including three surgeries. Two interventions they used something called bio-glue that worked for a few months but then it started all over again. I cannot correlate anything I eat (or any of my F&B habits) or anything in my life style to the fistula. It seems to have a mind of its own but is extremely unpredictable. The good news is that it behaves for a few weeks, then bang it decides to show me a few days of hell.

Because anal fistulas pass through the anal sphincter muscles, treatment must be delicately performed to reduce the risk of affecting bowel emptying. Each patient must be individually assessed for the best approach.

The goal of treatment is to cure the fistula with as little impact as possible on the sphincter muscles. The plan will depend on the fistula's location and complexity, and the strength of the patient's sphincter muscles.  (+ info)

How to get rid of urinary tract infections?

Last year I got a urinary tract infection, and it went away after drinking large amounts of water and cranberry juice. A few months later I got another, went to the doctor, got antibiotics and it went away once again. Recently, I got an infection again, I keep drinking cranberry juice but it keeps coming back again. I feel as if going to the doctor is a waste of money and time since last time it came back anyway. I know ways to avoid them but they obviously aren't preventing it any. What should I do?

You need to go to your doctor and get an antibiotic. By ignoring this, you can potentially allow this infection to climb up into your kidneys which is a much more serious problem and one that requires hospitalization. Urinary tract infections can come back if you don't take a long enough course of them. And, most doctors recommend a repeat urine test to make sure it is cleared up after you finish the antibiotics. Cranberry juice is a preventive measure - it does not and cannot treat an active infection. You need to get into a doctor before this becomes more serious.  (+ info)

What's the best over the counter way to treat a urinary tract infection?

What's the best over the counter way to treat a urinary tract infection? If you want the ten points, don't answer in the second person.

Drinking a lot of water and cranberry juice might help you feel better, but the only treatment is antibiotics prescribed by a doctor.  (+ info)

How can i stop having Urinary Tract Infections and why do i get them all the time?

HI.I always suffer of (UTI)Urinary Tract Infections,I started to get UTI's at the age of 16. Last month i had a UTI and my Doctor gave me antibiotics to kill the infection,he said that he found a bacteria in my urine and he also mentioned the word e coli. I heared all of the ways you can get a UTI.How can i stop getting this infections?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria and are 10 times more common among women than men. The risk factors include - A new sex partner or multiple partners. More frequent or intense intercourse. Diabetes. Pregnancy. Escherichia coli (E. coli) often passed from the anus to the vagina by using toilet paper and wiping in that direction. Wiping in the opposite direction is recommended. Use of irritating products such as harsh skin cleansers. Use of irritating contraceptives such as diaphragms and spermicides. Use of birth control pills. Heavy use of antibiotics. A blockage in the urinary tract (benign masses or tumours). A history of UTIs, especially if the infections were less than 6 months apart.


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What are some home remedies for urinary tract infection/bladder infection?

What are some home remedies for urinary tract infections/bladder infections?

One of the best home remedies for urinary tract infections is to simply drink lots of water. By drinking lots of fluids, you will force yourself to urinate more often, which will help your body flush out the bacteria that is causing the infection. A recommendation is to drink 6-8 large glasses of water per day. Cranberry juice contains high concentrations of Vitamin C and Quinolic Acid, both of which are known to help treat UTI since they help prevent bacteria from anchoring onto bladder walls. Therefore, if you have UTI, drinking 12 to 24 oz of cranberry juice can be very effective. As a preventive measure against urinary tract infections, drinking at least 3 oz per day works quite well. Echinacea is an herb that contains a number of substances which help fight infections including UTI. You can either drink an Echinacea tea once per day after lunch or dinner, or consume high-quality 300mg Echinacea capsules or tablets once per day. Echinacea capsules can be found in many health stores.  (+ info)

What muscles of the pelvic floor should be strengthened to help control urinary control?

Following childbirth, a woman may lose urinary control (incontinence) when sneezing or coughing. Which muscles of the pelvic floor should be strengthened by exercise to help control this problem?
It's for an anatomy class, so yeah. I figured I could find someone to help me.

I'm not sure what kind of an answer you're looking for. Are you expecting people to name the individual muscles?
Most people will not even know what pelvic floor muscles are, let alone be able name a specific muscle or muscle group.

Strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor in general will help. It's pretty hard to feel the difference between the specific muscle groups anyway.

Just do your Kegels and you'll be fine.  (+ info)

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