Addendum to my answer:
BLADDER INFECTION (UTI)
What is a Bladder Infection?
Germs that cause infection are present in the bladder.
What are the symptoms?
Burning or painful urination.
Increased urgency to urinate.
Lower stomach pain.
Having to go a lot.
How is it Treated?
With an antibiotic shot and/or pill to take by your mouth.
What else do I need to know?
You will be asked to get a clean catch mid-stream urine or a tube will be put in your bladder to obtain the urine.
Take your medicine as ordered by your doctor.
Take your medicine until it is all gone, even if you feel better after a few days.
Drink plenty of fluids like water, apple juice, cranberry juice, or caffeine-free sodas (7-up, Slice, or Sprite).
Drink at least 8 big glasses of fluids a day.
Urinate whenever you have the need to go or at least every 4 hours.
Try to empty your bladder completely when you urinate.
If you have severe back pain, high fever, vomiting, or you still are having problems after 10 days, come back to the clinic.
Do not drink ALCOHOL (beer, wine, hard liquor) while you are taking medicine for your bladder infection.
Do not miss your clinic appointments.
Bladder infection is normally caused by some type of bacteria which causes "cystitis", inflammation
of the bladder. As much as 85% of the urinary tract infections are caused by the bacteria called
Escherichia coli. In women the bacteria can occur by fecal or vaginal secretions moving up through
the urethra, and cystitis does occur more often in women than men. In men bladder problems may
signal a more serious problem like prostatitis. Bladder infections symptoms include a urgent feeling
to empty the bladder, urination maybe painful, urine has strong odor, urine maybe cloudy, and there
may be blood in the urine.
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