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Cystitis and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Good Posted in: Urinary and Bladder Problems
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User :   My gf feeling like pee but cant empty wen she pees
User :   hello doc
Doctor :   Hi
User :   ok
Doctor :   since when she has this?
Doctor :   May i know her age?>
User :   since last friday
User :   23
User :   we had intercourse
Doctor :   ok
User :   soon after it started
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is she having pain in lower abdomen?
User :   no
Doctor :   Is she having fever?
User :   urges of peeing cant control sometimes
User :   no
Doctor :   so it might probably be urinary infection called cystitis
Doctor :   are you from India?
User :   ok
User :   we had frequent intercourse
User :   ye
User :   from india
Doctor :   is it like that after every intercourse?
User :   nop
Doctor :   are you using safe sex?
Doctor :   ok
User :   she had this problm before 3 years
Doctor :   does she have any vaginal discharge?
User :   nop we didnt use protection or any spray
User :   nop she has discharge only during her ovulation
Doctor :   did you do an urine test
User :   nop
Doctor :   to rule out urinary infection
Doctor :   is she unable to pass any urine?
Doctor :   did you try taking lots of water?
User :   ye she can but cant empty her completely
Doctor :   did she try keeping hot water bags on her lower abdomen?
User :   nop
Doctor :   so probably she is having urinary cystitis
Doctor :   infection of urinary bladder
User :   ok
User :   so what are the medicines to cure that
Doctor :   first try taking lots of water like 10-15 glasses a day
Doctor :   as juice etc
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   then you can start using citralka solution with water
Doctor :   which is an urinary alkalaniser
User :   ok
Doctor :   that will relieve the burning sensation and spasm
User :   is vitamin C helpful in this situation
Doctor :   add a teaspoon full to a glass of water first
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   vit c helps to reduce infection and promote immunity
User :   actually she doesnt have the burning sensation while peeing
User :   bt it feels really odd while pee
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   During a sexual intercourse the bacteria present in the vaginal tract is pushed inside the urethra by the movement of the penis.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Waiting too long to urinate may cause this infection.
Doctor :   Prolonging urination causes stretches the bladder. This stretching weakens the bladder - disallowing it to completely empty itself. The urine which remains in the bladder increases your chances of the infection.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is very important for your system to have a good flow of urine. This can be done by consuming plenty of water. It cleanses your body by diluting and flushing out the unwanted substance.
Doctor :   Cranberry juice disallows bacteria to cling to the cell, which line the urinary tract. It is a great remedy to fight this infection. If you cannot have the cranberry juice directly you can mix it with apple juice to add some taste
User :   ok
Doctor :   Vitamin C prevents the bacterial growth due to the acidic environment created in the bladder and the urinary tract. It is very important to have a healthy diet which is rich in minerals and other supplements for your daily quota.
User :   is cranberry juice available in india?
Doctor :   You can maintain the alkaline content in urine by a rich diet of milk, fruits, and fresh vegetables.
Doctor :   yes in very limited shops
Doctor :   apple juice will do
Doctor :   Wearing loose-fitting and cotton clothes helps a great deal. Wearing tight undergarments and tight fitting clothes creates more room for infection.
User :   what other medicines will work other than home remeddy
Doctor :   A diet which consists of processed food like cheese, chocolate, dairy products should be avoided.
Doctor :   she might need antibiotics
User :   what kind of
Doctor :   after doing a culture and sensitivity of her urine
Doctor :   i cannot prescribe an antibiotic online
Doctor :   it is illegal
User :   ok
User :   but you can suggest
User :   shall we go for ciprofloxacin/cefixime?
Doctor :   she can use tablet meftal 500mg
Doctor :   which is an antispasmodic
Doctor :   thrice a day
Doctor :   provided she is not allergic
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok if she is not relieved by home remedy
User :   ciprofloxacin/cefixime are these useful to take?
Doctor :   i cannot say athat
Doctor :   with out examination
User :   is meftal available in india?
User :   what shall be the duration she will resdpond to home remeddies?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   less than 3 days
Doctor :   watch for fever?
Doctor :   and increasing abdominal pain
User :   she doesnt have fever yet nor pain
User :   for howlong meftal should be taken?
Doctor :   take for 2 days
User :   ok
User :   what are the chances she will respond to home remmeddies?
Doctor :   more than 80%
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   since this is XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   common disease
Doctor :   which will be cured mostly by home remedies
User :   ok
User :   can she take meftal 500 mg without test?
Doctor :   ok
User :   can she take meftal 500 mg without test?
Doctor :   yes provided she is not allergic
User :   ok
Doctor :   so try home remedy first
User :   we are trying home remeddy
Doctor :   yes very good
Doctor :   she will be cured soon
User :   can i know wht are the other options than meftal?
Doctor :   for that you need an physical examination
User :   ok
Doctor :   first try these
User :   ok
Doctor :   IS there anything else i can help you with now?
User :   is this infection can cause severity?
Doctor :   yes if not fully trested
Doctor :   treated i mean
User :   ok
User :   thanks for ur valuable suggestion
Doctor :   Thanks for consultation.......
Doctor :   Bye for now...........
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   may i know whos online?
Doctor :   Dr.
User :   do contraceptives increases UTI?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   but they wont protect
Doctor :   like a condom
Doctor :   do
User :   ok
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