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I am experiencing pressure in my bladder, particularly when standing,

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Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Question: I am experiencing pressure in my bladder, particularly when standing, a dull headache and dizziness over the last 3 days. The bladder pressure has been going on for 10 days. I have been using AZO which gives slight relief. The headache and dizziness are new over the last 3 days. No blood in urine, no fever, but did just have a bout of IBS with intense downward pressure to expel stool.
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Probably cystitis, follow the advice below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I understand your concern.

The most common cause of bladder pressure is urinary tract infection or cystitis.

I recommend to do a complete blood count and a urine test to confirm the diagnosis.

Meanwhile, I suggest to continue using AZO for temporary relief three tablets a day.

I also recommend to drink liquids and especially cranberry juice.

If the diagnosis is confirmed I suggest to take prescription antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacine 500 mg twice a day.

This medication is taken for five days on prescription.

You should consult your doctor before taking it.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.


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Follow up: Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (19 hours later)
I took home UTI test made by AZO and my Leukocytes and Nitrite reading were both positive within 30 seconds rather than the 2 minute waiting time per instructions. I am allergic to.sulfa drugs. Can you prescribe me an antibiotic to Kroger Pharmacy at 770-225-0960? Please let me know.ASAP so.if not.I can seek.help elsewhere.
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hi again dear,

If the leukocytes are positive in the urine test the treatment consists of antibiotics.

Antibiotics' prescriptions are beyond the scope of online medical consultation.

In my daily practice, I suggest using Ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice a day for five days.

Please consult your doctor about the prescription.

Hope my answer was helpful.

Take care,

Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi


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I am experiencing pressure in my bladder, particularly when standing,

Brief Answer: Probably cystitis, follow the advice below. Detailed Answer: Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I understand your concern. The most common cause of bladder pressure is urinary tract infection or cystitis. I recommend to do a complete blood count and a urine test to confirm the diagnosis. Meanwhile, I suggest to continue using AZO for temporary relief three tablets a day. I also recommend to drink liquids and especially cranberry juice. If the diagnosis is confirmed I suggest to take prescription antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacine 500 mg twice a day. This medication is taken for five days on prescription. You should consult your doctor before taking it. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.