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Urinary retention?
For the past five weeks I've been having urinary retention on and off. I've had two doctors tell me I'm constipated, which can cause urinary retention. Yesterday I went to the gynecologist and she gave me a rectal exam while pressing down around my uterus and ovaries and stuff. Before I went to the exam I was feeling okay, and since the exam the urinary retention has come back. I also noticed that the retention went away for a couple days after my last period.
Is it possible for urinary retention to be caused by the uterus moving around or changing positions or something like that?
I've had a CT scan and an x-ray and neither one showed anything abnormal. I also went to a urologist and he just did an ultrasound and urine analysis and said he couldn’t find anything wrong. I've had a blood test, three urine analyses, a urine culture (I don't know if that's different from the analysis) and multiple ultrasounds/bladder scans and everything came back normal. I also had a rectal exam a few weeks ago and the doctor couldn't feel any stool, and then had another one yesterday by my gyno who said she could feel some small, hard stools. I can still go to the bathroom, though, and the gyno didn't say I had an impaction. Would a CT scan be able to tell whether or not I have a prolapsed uterus?
jewjewbean
11/30/07
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  did they mention a prolapsed uterus? That can cause it. Have your seen a urologist? You need to if you haven't. That could be more serious then they think. Also if you are constipated then you need to try and get everything out. You might be impacted which is serious.
S P
12/01/07
What antidepressants do not cause urinary retention?
I tried a antidepressant but it's hard to pee with one. Does anyone know some antidepressant which doesnt cause urinary retention? Or have all antidepressants have urinary retention as a side effect?
Thanks
superackles
08/16/08
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  Welbrutin (buproine)
Leslie S
08/16/08
Wondering what to do about urinary retention?
I have had urinary retention for a week and the docters dont seem to be wanting to do anything because i am pregnant is there anyway to get this to go away?
Lacy
08/27/09
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  A sodium free diet and lots of water - also Vitamin B6 works as a diuretic, and so do watermelons and tomatoes.
justabigfan
08/27/09
Can urinary retention be treated without a catheter?
I have urinary retention, I haven't told anyone yet, but lately it's been getting worse. I don't want to have to use a catheter, is there any other treatments for this available?
Ferret Face
04/25/09
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  They may be able to give you some medicine to help with that, but I would recommend consulting with a bladder specialist as well to see what they say.
sokokl
04/26/09
How long would it take for urine to travel up into your kidneys if you have urinary retention?
johnwayneis
03/08/10
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  Depends on how big is your bladder / the volume capacity and your water intake. Treatment usually would need catheter.
PurpleHeart
03/08/10
Can you tell me the difference between post urinary retention and distended bladder?
What are the treatments for these?
Toothie
08/10/09
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  A distended bladder is just a bladder that is larger than normal, usually due to holding a lot of urine. The distention can go away if you urinate unless there is an organic cause.

Post urinary retention means that after you urinate, urine is left in your bladder or kidneys. It is a significant enough amount that it can be seen on a scan or with a test. This can cause recurrent urinary tract infections which can lead to a buildup of scar tissue, the loss of the "full" feeling in the bladder, and even incontinence.

A distended bladder doesn't really require treatment unless there is loss of muscle tone due to it being distended for a long period of time. It helps to empty your bladder on a regular basis, about every 2 hours if possible, to keep it from getting too full and possibly weakening the muscle.
As for post urinary retention, there are a few treatments available. One is to do a straight cath after voiding to make sure the bladder is empty. Another, most often used in conjunction with the straight cath or by itself, is medication to get rid of the infection if one is there. Other meds are available to help with the condition. Surgical intervention may be indicated. Bladder retraining can be helpful.
Trisha F
08/11/09
Has anyone had problems with urinary retention syndrome due to painkillers? If so, what do you do about it?
I feel like my bladder is going to explode! Last time I had to go to the hospital to have a catheter put in and I really don't want to go that route again. Thanks for your input and suggestions.
Jewishkitten
11/02/06
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  You mean opiate painkillers? Well that is a side effect; obviously your pain is agonizing if you needed a catheter. You can't urinate; a ruptured bladder will either kill you or make life hell. Without the painkillers, the pain could kill you by causing a heart attack. The catheter doesn't look like such a bad solution. Hang in there, I know life can suck.
Light Bringer
11/02/06
How should I relieve my urinary retention?
For many years I have had extreme difficulty urinating. I have been to doctors and I have tried everything I could think of. I really don't know what to do anymore. What are some ideas I can try to make urinating less difficult? I am a male if that changes your answer. Also I have to squeeze so hard to urinate my face cheeks get red. Help Pleeeeeeessssee!!!!!!!!!!!
head of caprican
06/17/10
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  Are you drinking lots of water? Are you relaxing when you try to pee? Have you tried OTC dieuretics?
Adam
06/17/10
Wife has urinary incontinence, and wont have minor surgery to fix it?
Any other woman who where treated for urinary incontinence and cured with out surgery please help my wife out with some info.

http://www.webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/womens-guide/urinary-incontinence-in-women-topic-overview
tom k
07/28/09
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  Any surgery has risks, and I can't fault her for resisting. Some people would rather just live with a problem than risk making it worse or breaking something else.

She can use "Kegel" exercises, which strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to allow her greater control over urination. She can also try biofeedback. Finally, her physician can likely prescribe medications that will help, too.

Cheers!
Vagabond
07/28/09
Can wearing tight pants cause urinary retention? Does it go away by itself?
For the past two or three months, I had been using my old jeans. I had gained 30 pounds and went from a 32 to a 36 pant size. I just bought new pants this past week. I haven't been urinating as much as I usually do for the past week. Is this common? Can it go away by itself? Would getting x-rays detect any ailments?
CNL
08/23/10
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  I would say, not a big deal because your bladder retains urine, not your penis, but double check with your physician. Better to be safe than sorry.
Ooh Lala
08/23/10
Why do I get urinary retention when I drink alcohol?
The past 2 times I have drank alcohol (the only times) I have had a very hard time urinating. The past time I had to go to the ER to get a straight catheter.

Why does alcohol do that to me?
It wasn't accompanied my burning. I just couldn't urinate.
sagittariusgirl89
12/19/10
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  u must have had sex Befro urinating it causes the same thing to me
guess some cuts inside is burning when alcohol in the urine gets in
i have the same problem but its only when its accompanied with sex
bassel
12/19/10
Does felodipine cause water retention?
Am currently taking meds for high B.P. Cardiologist wants to add felodipine. Previously had a major water retention problem with norvasc. I don't want to go through that again. So far I'm having trouble finding a good definition of this med.
StillLearning
06/08/06
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  I found this from the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology (site listed below). "Renal sodium and water retention are not observed and there is little effect on renal potassium handling. As a vasodilator antihypertensive agent, felodipine produces renal vasodilatation (normal or increased but not decreased RBF) without adverse effects on the GFR or renal sodium and water retention."

So, it would look the problem of water retention with this medication is not an adverse effect. You should check with your doctor, first, of course and also with your pharmacist who would be an excellent resource for such information. Hope that helps.
Messdeck Annie
06/08/06
How much does low progesterone contribute to water retention in PCOS?
I have PCOS and have always struggled with water retention, even when I was at a normal weight. I would like to learn more about the hormone Progesterone, how it keeps the body from retaining water. I've gone months without cycles, hence: no progesterone was produced because no ovulation took place.
:-) literary cappy
02/03/08
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  i suffer from the same thing and I have been taking vitamins and herb for it!! Here is a link that might help you choice it for fertility but it explain all the herb you can take!!!! I also went to the health food store and just ask what I could take to help me and there all were very awesome!!!!
MarvinMartion
02/03/08
how does these disease contributes or causes UTI urinary tract infection?
how does these disease contributes or causes UTI urinary tract infection
urinary obstruction
renal stones
overdistetion of the bladder
vesicoureteral reflux
diabetis mellitus
alkalotic urine
gender
pregnancy
advancing age
presence of foley catheter
antucholinergic medication
fecal incontinence
menopausal woman
sexual activity

THANKS A BUNCH in advanced :) this greatly help me in my test! thnk you!
FullOfQuestion
06/09/11
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urinary disease for anatomy?
Jessica Mattin
5/13/09

Urinary Disease
Most urinary tract infections in children are caused by bacteria that enter the urethra and travel up the urinary tract. Bacteria that normally live in the large intestine and are present in stool are the most common cause of infection. Occasionally bacteria traveling through the blood or lymphatic system to the urinary tract are the cause of kidney or bladder infections. Also, constipation or not completely emptying the bladder can cause bacteria to build up in urine. Problems with the structure or function of the urinary tract commonly contribute to UTI in infants and young children. Problems that limit the body's ability to eliminate urine completely include structural problems of the bladder, obstruction, such as kidney stone, or other abnormalities. A large variety of symptoms include those such as pain or burning during urination, loss of bladder control, frequent urination, among others. To treat a UTI you must see a doctor who will most likely take a urine sample and prescribe antibiotics.
http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/utiadult/
jLynn
05/13/09
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  I am in the Medical Field

Please tell me how this is a question?
CHAR L
05/13/09
where can I find out about urinary tract infections?
I work for an elderly woman and she asked me about how or why do women get urinary tract infections. I told her I'd look it up on the internet and give her an answer.
Blondie2
03/03/09
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  tract infections are tricky. it is very common for women to get this kind of infection. many people think the only way to get this infection is byhaving sex. this isn't completely true. tract infections are caused by bacteria getting into the urethra. this kind of bacteria usally comes from the anious. so an infection can be brought on by having sex and not washing yourself right after, some soaps, not cleaning the right way after using the bathroom, not changing your underwear everyday. when a woman getts this infection it doesn't just mean theres bacteria in the urethra. . it also means it could be in the bladder, uritoures, and or the kidneys. seeing how all these organs are vital to the urinary system. i've heard that the reason way women get this infection is because the urrthre is only 3 inches long. men are less likely to get this infection beacause their urethra is 6 inches long and they dont have to wipe the clean themselves. therefore they are not introducing any bacteria to their systems.





the way to per vent the infections are...
- drink plenty of water
-drink crane berry juice
- empty your bladder each time you use the bathroom
- and to cut out too much sugar(bacteria feeds of sugar)
-whipping from front to back
-and clean under wear


Im not a doctor , but if someone does get a tract infection it is very important to see a doctor. the infection can become severe. the infection can back up into the kidneys which will be a lot worse. so you must see a doctor to get antibiotics ASAP.


i hope what i had to say helped a little :)

oh and sorry about the spelling it's 2:30 in the morning so my spelling is a bit shotty.
kp
03/04/09
fluid tablets when do they start showing results? urex-m?
has anyone used them before and when did you start seeinf results?? eg weight loss?
shazza, my dr put me on them because i have fluid retention, when i said weight i ment fluid weight
also i thought i should add in case people think, i am not on them to loose weight for my wedding, i am on them because my body is in pain from fluid retention, i hate taking tablets and just want them to work so i can get off them
just me and my opinion
04/21/08
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  First of all fluid tablets are not a weight-loss drug. They are used in the treatment of high-blood pressure and to take fluid away from around the lungs. You should only be taking them if you had. them prescribed by a medical practioner for the right reasons. If you do take them they are taken first thing in the morning and you will usually be on the loo within the hour. Be warned they can drain the potassium out of your system which has happened to me and caused me to suffer muscle cramps and headaches and can be dangerous. Good luck with your wedding.
Shazza48
04/21/08
Is there a difference between bladder infections and urinary tract infections?
I've comonly been diagnosed with Bladder Infections, but there was a time I was told I had a Urinary Tract Infection. The only difference I noted was that during Bladder Infections I didn't pee out blood like when I had a urinary tract infection. I was just wondering if there is a difference or if they are both the same?
Kristin S
10/13/08
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  Yes they are the same try drinking more cranberry juice NOT cranberry juice cocktail just cranberry juice, it will help your body clean out all the ickys
Charlie
10/13/08
What is the difference between a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?
I have had both both but I never really understood the difference. A bladder infection obviously affects your bladder opposed to your urinary tract and the UTI affects the urinary tract. How do the symptoms differ? Are they both treated the same way? Thanks
Tanooki_Statue
02/13/10
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  The symptoms of both are about the same, with the exception of pain / discomfort in the pelvic area (for bladder infection) and the kind of urine you pass (cloudy / strong smelling for cystitis and bacteria in the urine for a UTI.

Bladder infection (cystitis) symptoms

■A strong, persistent urge to urinate
■A burning sensation when urinating
■Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
■Blood in the urine (hematuria)
■Passing cloudy or strong-smelling urine
■Discomfort in the pelvic area
■A feeling of pressure in the lower abdomen
■Low-grade fever

UTI symptoms
■A strong, persistent urge to urinate
■A burning sensation when urinating
■Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
■Blood in the urine (hematuria) or cloudy, strong-smelling urine
■Bacteria in the urine (bacteriuria)
Robert W
02/16/10
Does Cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?
I may have Interstitial Cystitis. So, my urologist might do a cystoscopy. What does it feel like? Is there anyone out there with IC or painful bladder syndrome? I am VERY SCARED. Please advice. Will the dilation of the urethra in women cause damage resulting in urinary incontinence?
joleo68
07/25/08
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  I don't believe this will cause incontinece. There may be some very minor dribbling right after the procedure, but that should be gone before you even leave the office.

You should talk this over with your doctor before the procedure. The doctor can explain each step, the associated risks, and what you will feel.

Good luck!
Vagabond
07/29/08
How can I stop urinary tract infections?
I'm 15 now, and ever since I lost my virginity, every time I have sex I always get a urinary tract/bladder infection. It gets worse when I do anal too. I heard that peeing before and after sex helps, so I tried that and it helps a bit. I think my mom is getting suspicious because I've gotten infections a lot. Whats a good way to help prevent it?
Hey Wassup
02/15/11
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  Don't let your boy friend go from having anal sex to vaginal intercourse, that can put bacteria into your urethra which causes UTIs and try not to wipe from #2 to #1 (back to front). Also try to pee and clean your genitals AFTER you have intercourse. You should pee (if you have to) before you have sex, it could be pain full if you hold it in while you have intercourse. Drink lots of fluids and use water based lube.
LINDSEY S
02/15/11
What is a vitamin I can take to ward off yeast and urinary tract infections?
I seem to get yeast and urinary tract infections very easily. What is something i could get at the health food store to prevent them?? Thanks!
adams_crazy_mommy
03/07/08
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  Yogurt is great in attacking those nasty yeast infections. The live and active cultures in them work wonders. As for the urinary tract infections they say that Cranberry Juice works, you can get it concentrated if you don't like to drink the juice.
FBI28
03/07/08
can diuretics cause even more water retention?
hi i am taking bumentanide.but it seems it is causing the water retention now instead for these reasons

1.i am having sign of dehydration such as weak muscles and light headedness (which goes away when i drink water)

2.lets say i don't drink anything but my ankles have a little fluid in them.so i take my bumetanide and hope fluid passes but nothing does.but soon as a go for a glass of water is flows like waterfalls.for example..i drink a 500 ml..i pee 500 ml straight away

i am on 3 miligrams of bumetanide daily to help with my heart failure

do you think the dose might be a tad bit high which is causing me to be drained of my minerals and fluids which in return causes me to retain water since my body needs to hold on to it??

what are your thoughts

thanks alot
Ken
04/06/10
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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?
Genieve
09/05/09
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  Genieve,
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.


ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.


The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

I add a link with details of this subject

http://www.medicinenet.com/
script/main/art.asp?articlekey=51261


Hope this helps
matador 89
matador 89
09/05/09
Is there a link between Sciatica and Urinary Tract Infections?
I have been recently diagnosed with Sciatica. I have also had around 6 reccuring Urinary Tract Infections over the past few months. Both of these problems started at around the same time, and I'm wondering if there is any link between the two, as I have found nothing in my research.

Thanks in advance.
MissRebecca
11/30/09
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  I have had sciatica for years, ever since I broke my tailbone. In all those years, I have had a UTI twice. The two are unrelated. One is a nerve that gets pinched, the other is from a bacteria. However, sex can irritate sciatica and cause UTIs, so if there was a connection, that could be it. Otherwise, it is really just a painful coincidence.
wrayrae99
11/30/09
Question about UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)?
If you have urinary tract infection can you eventually conceive a child later on in life? can you still have sex? Do you need to wear a condom at all times if you can have sex? do you need to wear a condom during anal intercorse as well? can you
Gonzo
09/10/10
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  UTI - temporary...lots of women get them (it's not a sexually transmitted disease if that's what you're worried about). Drink lots of cranberry juice. Yes you can have children after. A good practise for a woman is that after sex you go to the bathroom to pee. It reduces UTIs if you are prone to getting them.

Yes you can still have sex after you've had a UTI, but it might be uncomfortable during - so, personally I would avoid that.

It's always safest to wear a condom.

It's a good idea to wear a condom during anal intercourse.
Minky
09/10/10
How long do Urinary tract infections last and how can i be sure i have one befor i go to the doctor?
I have pain in the spots that are symptomatic of Urinary tract infections but i don't know for sure so how can i make sure before i ask to see a doctor about it? How long do they last typically?
I'm 14 and a guy so i have to ask my parents to drive me so i have to be sure. Does any one know if minnesota's laws prevent me from seeing a doctor with out parent concent?
Him ninja
07/06/09
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  Symptoms of UTI include burining when urinating, having to urinate frequently, and not going much each time. If you think you have a UTI you need to see a doctor. The only way to cure the infection is to take antibiotics prescribed by a doctor. UTIs do not go away on their own. If left untreated, the infection can spread and cause kidney damage and other serious problems. Talk to your parents, and see a doctor.
LINDA R
07/06/09
What are the best natural remedies to treat prostatitis and urinary tract discomfort?
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland. It is not the same as enlarged prostate or prostate cancer. Once can have prostatitis and not the other two.
I believe certain foods (e.g., wheat products) can cause an allergic reaction in the urinary tract. Some men just have chronic inflammation without any injury.
Addicted to Yahoo! Answers
07/31/08
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  Betasitosterol is a substance found in many vegetables and herbs that can reduce prostate enlargement. It is the active ingredient in saw palmetto. Please don't take herbs as they are not strong enough. Instead take the concentrated active ingredient and yuo will find that in a few weeks your prostatitis will be gone. Unfortunately doctors don't prescribe it because drug companies cannot patent it and they don't make any money. But you can order it online at

www.wellnesspartners.com

It also reduces choleserol and improves cardiovascular health. Zink also helps.
Introfeel
07/31/08
How can I prevent urinary tract infections?
I seem to ALWAYS get them and I don't know why. I think I have one right now but I don't know how to cure it without going to the doctor because I don't have health insurance. Is there something I can do at home to cure the one I have right now? How do you get urinary tract infections and how can I prevent them? I also heard it can become deadly if you don't cure it, is that true?

02/17/10
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  Hygiene
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused when bacteria enters, and then infects, the urinary tracts. Bacteria , typically Escherichia coli, living in your colon, are often the cause of UTIs. The bacteria enter through the opening of the urethra and then multiply in the bladder
It is thought that the bacteria can be inadvertently spread from your anus to your urethra . This can happen if, when wiping your anus after going to toilet, the toilet paper comes into contact with your genitals .
The bacteria can then move upwards through the urinary tract, infecting your bladder (cystitis) and your kidneys (pyelonephritis).
The presence of bacteria in your urine does not necessarily mean you will develop a UTI. For example, many people, particularly elderly people, have bacteria in their urine without suffering any ill effects. This is called 'asymptomatic bacteriuria'.


Cranberry found to be effective for urinary tract infection prevention in girls
Urinary tract infections are common in womenand for some women can be recurrent and require repeated doses of antibiotics or even prophylactic antibiotics. Organisms (usually E. coli) that cause UTIs generally gain access to the bladder via the urethra (the pipe connecting the bladder with the outside).

Cranberries, blueberries, lots of fluids.
Bladder infections or cystitis are caused by the bacteria E. Coli getting into the urinary tract. Theses bacteria cling to the cells lining the urinary tract and bladder by using tiny hairlike appendages anchoring to the bladder cells. Some compounds in the cranberries and blueberries incapacitate the molecules by which the E. coli bacteria attach to the cells and they are thereby washed away in the urine.

Important note: Cranberry juice do not cure bladder infectiion for which antibiotics may be necessary. Cranberry juice help prevent recurrence
El
02/17/10
Does captopril causes retention of bradykinin?
Amr R
08/21/08
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  Mechanism of Action

Competitive inhibitor of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE); prevents conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II, a potent vasoconstrictor; results in lower levels of angiotensin II which causes an increase in plasma renin activity and a reduction in aldosterone secretion.

Yes it causes urinary retention.
Dr.Qutub
08/24/08
What is the risk of women taking Uroxatral?
Doc gave it to me to relax urinary tract muscles to help pass kidney stone. All info on it says " women should not take it". It is prescribed for male prostate issues to help relax urinary tract muscles to help them urinate easier. Why shouldn't women take it? What is the risk?
B. B
03/28/09
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  It probably just says women should not take it because they haven't done a lot of tests on how it affects a pregnant woman. The FDA is pretty strict about pregnancy issues and since Uroxatrol is normally for dudes they can get around that by just saying "not for women."
dominionofkristatron
03/28/09
Can a child catch a urinary tract infection or bacterial infection from being in the bath with someone..?
who they're sharing a bath with? My 22 month old daughter literally will not take baths unless my husband or I get in with her. I took a bath with her the other night, and then came down with a urinary tract infection and also bacterial infection vaginally, so I was wondering if it's possible to pass something like that through bath water.
lilypond
02/09/10
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  yes it is

i wouldn't do that

and i'm not 100% sure but wouldn't ur husband get an infectin too????

its rare but it happens
♥ yahoos little helper♥
02/09/10
Is Penicillin V Potassium good to treat urinary tract infections?
Yesterday I had my wisdom teeth removed and was prescribed a pain killer, penicillin V Potassium, and another pills. But the night before the surgery I developed a urinary tract infection. I had one just 2 months ago and took amoxicillin but took half the bottle because the pills were too big. Will the penicillin I am taking for my tooth get rid of my uti? The uti pain is horribly bad, worse than my first one. Thank you for your answers!! :)
Kate
01/08/10
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  Yes, its a gram positive & Negative Antibiotic. UTI's are Gram Positive. As long as you take it LONG enough it should also help that too. You may notice elevated body temps.. a little fever..but just watch yourself. Azo helps too.. it coats the UT so the bacteria cant hold onto it...kinda like putting super slick stuff on a slide.. It also makes your Pee Orange but thats ok. You can also get the Azo that has cranberry extract which helps your UT heal. The Bacteria cause alot of inflamation down there. Take some Anti-inflamitories.. Aleve, Ibuprofen and that will help but its not for the pain.. You said you had a pain killer too.. probably 10/325 Hydro codone and or Perco-Cet...those will help with the pain. It would be better if you had Amoxcillin, its more specific along with Pen G. But.. since this is all you have.. it may work. If its not better in 2 days.. GO TO THE DOCTOR.

Edit to Add - TAKE ALL YOUR MEDS, NOT HALF! Otherwise it WILL come back. Even if you feel FINE!

Hope you feel better
TheSwabbie
01/08/10
Can a male on immunosuppressant cause their female partner to have urinary tract infections after sex?
I am a kidney transplant patient on Rapamune, Cellcept and Prednisone. Since my transplant, every time I have sex with my girlfriend within a few days she has a urinary tract infection. We have both consulted our primary physicians, and have taken all the precautions recommended by them such as different soap for bathing, use of condoms, certain types of lubrication, etc. Despite all our efforts the problem remains. Therefore, I am curious if immunosuppressant medications can cause or exacerbate the potential for U.T.I.'s?
So far as I know she has emptied her bladder after sex; however, this is not a regular occurance.
SpeaKing What Cant Be Spoken
11/16/09
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dose prandin cause weight gain or water retention?
Bob L
08/28/08
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  From the Pandin website - '...additional side effects may also include fluid retention and weight gain.' - so I guess the answer is yes.
Sassy6gal
08/28/08
Why are some people more suseceptible to UTI's (urinary tract infections) than others?
Why are some people more suseceptible to UTI's (urinary tract infections) than others? Does drinking cranberry help and how?
Lexie.
03/10/10
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  Women in general are more susceptible because the length of the urethra is much shorter than men's, making it easier for bacteria to traverse that length to the bladder. Also, gastrointestinal bacteria can easily make the journey from the anus through the intravaginal opening to the urethra with improper toilet habits (wipe from front to back!). Sexual intercourse may also contribute to introducing bacteria into the urethra. Cranberry is thought to be helpful in that it acidifies the urinary tract (as well as other parts of the body), but I would not rely on that to cure an infection. (Acidification inhibits bacterial growth.) It may be helpful in prevention.
sara.2bits
03/10/10
why do i get urinary tract infections a couple days to a week leading up to my period?
Since april (2009) i've been getting urinary tract infections, i didn't keep track of when they happened, but i know that every month since then i've gotten one. all of my periods are normal, never late, always the full cycle. But recently i've started tracking them and they always happen a couple days before my period leading into my period or a week before and leading into my period? WHY? i'm getting worried.
also... i am sexually active. but i don't have any diseases, and i use protection every time.
Kat
10/12/09
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  Hello there Kay!
I understand your frustrations. I get them all the time. There are a few reasons why you are getting them. Before your period, your yeast changes inside of your vagina. I am really not sure why, but all I know is that it does. However, another problem could be sex. It does not mean you or your partner(s) have any STD's. You are supposed to pee no later than one hour after having sex. The reason why is your urine is a natural cleaning agent, and it is sterile. So any bacteria that got up inside you while having sex will be flushed out with your urine. I do it every single time I have sex and it has minimized my amount of UTI's. Trust me it will work. If you are still concerned, you need to consult your physician and he/she can put you on a medication that will take your UTI's away. Have a good day!
Amberly
10/12/09

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