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If you find yourself making more frequent trips to the bathroom accompanied by a persistent urge to urinate, you may be experiencing the discomfort of a bladder infection. These infections, often caused by bacteria, can result in inflammation, leading to cystitis. 

Our medical professionals at Your Doctors Online are here to provide prompt diagnosis and effective treatment, all from the comfort of your own home. Get your prescription for bladder infection medications online in less than an hour. 

Common medical conditions of bladder infection


Weakens immunity, increasing susceptibility to bladder infections.

Urinary tract abnormalities

Structural issues heighten the risk of bladder infections.

Enlarged prostate

Raises infection risk due to urinary retention.

Immunodeficiency disorders

Compromised immunity increases vulnerability to infections.

What is a bladder infection?

Bladder infections are hard to ignore. The frequent need to visit the bathroom, coupled with the persistent sensation of needing to urinate again, can disrupt daily life. Moreover, the act of urination itself becomes discomforting, marked by a burning or stinging sensation.

These symptoms stem from cystitis, a condition characterized by inflammation and swelling of the bladder resulting from a bladder infection. Bladder infections are the most prevalent form of urinary tract infections (UTIs).

To understand bladder infections fully, it’s essential to know the anatomy of the urinary tract:

  • Kidneys: These organs filter waste from the blood, producing urine.
  • Ureters: Thin tubes that transport urine from each kidney to the bladder.
  • Bladder: Responsible for storing urine until it is expelled.
  • Urethra: The passage through which urine is eliminated from the bladder, exiting the body.

Understanding the functions of these components sheds light on how bladder infections occur and affect the urinary system.

How do I know if I have a bladder infection?

The bladder infections occur a bit differently in men and women due to the difference in the urinary tract and organs, but they affect women more than men. 

In women

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can sometimes manifest without noticeable symptoms. However, when symptoms do occur in women, they may include:

  • Persistent, strong urge to urinate
  • Sensation of burning during urination
  • Frequent urination, accompanied by the passage of small amounts of urine
  • Cloudy appearance of urine
  • Urine displaying hues of red, bright pink, or cola, indicating the presence of blood
  • Strong-smelling urine
  • Pelvic pain, particularly centralized around the pelvic region and the pubic bone area

In men

While bladder infections are more commonly associated with women, men can also be affected. Symptoms and signs of bladder infection (cystitis) in men include:

  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Strong, persistent urgency to urinate
  • Burning or tingling sensation during or immediately following urination (known as dysuria)
  • Low-grade fever
  • Cloudy urine accompanied by a strong odor
  • Presence of blood in urine (hematuria)
  • Difficulty urinating, especially in cases of prostate issues

Causes of bladder infection

Bladder infections occur from bacterial infection, with Escherichia coli (E. coli) being the primary cause. These bacteria normally reside harmlessly on the skin and intestines; however, if they get into the urethra, they can ascend to the bladder and cause infection. 

In women

Bladder infections are more prevalent in women, attributed to several factors:

  1. Anatomy: The female urethra is shorter in comparison to that of males, and its proximity to the vagina and anus, where bacteria commonly reside, increases the likelihood of bacterial transfer. Activities such as sexual intercourse, improper wiping (front to back), tampon usage, and diaphragm insertion can facilitate bacterial entry.
  2. Pregnancy: During pregnancy, the pressure exerted by the growing fetus on the bladder can impede complete bladder emptying, providing an environment conducive to bacterial growth and infection.
  3. Menopause: Following menopause, decreased estrogen levels lead to a thinning of the urethral lining and alterations in vaginal bacterial balance, rendering women more susceptible to infections.

In men

In men, bladder infections are often secondary to prostate issues, such as prostatitis. Blockages in the urinary tract, such as those caused by bladder stones or an enlarged prostate, hinder complete bladder emptying, fostering an environment conducive to bacterial proliferation and subsequent infection. Men may be at an increased risk of bladder infection due to:

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney stones
  • Abnormal narrowing of the urethra
  • Recent use of urinary catheters for bladder drainage
  • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)
  • Undergoing procedures involving the insertion of instruments into the urethra, the opening at the tip of the penis through which urine exits the body

Treatment for bladder infections typically involves antibiotics tailored to the specific cause identified.

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Treatment options for bladder infection

Bladder infections, commonly caused by bacteria, can be effectively managed with various medications depending on the cause. These antibiotics include amoxicillin, doxycycline, levofloxacin, and Bactrim, which target and eliminate the bacteria responsible for the infection, alleviating symptoms and promoting recovery. It’s essential to follow the prescribed dosage and duration of treatment as instructed by your healthcare provider to ensure effective infection eradication and minimize the risk of recurrence.

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FAQs about bladder infection

Can you get UTI medicine without going to the doctor?

Urinary tract infections are usually because of a bacterial infection; an antibiotic treatment is required for its treatment. These antibiotics are prescription only and are not available over-the-counter (OTC).

What is the fastest way to get rid of bladder infection naturally?

Bladder infection treatment at home can be done by taking vitamin C, probiotics, consuming garlic, having cranberries, and practicing good hygiene.

Are there over-the-counter (OTC) treatments for UTIs?

Over-the-counter medications can only relieve pain, like acetaminophen and ibuprofen. These medications can only help ease the symptoms and not treat the infection. You can take the liquid form of these medicines to relieve the symptoms and reduce pain.

Is there a tea that is good for the bladder?

Green tea is a good option for promoting bladder health as catechins present in green tea help protect the healthy cells in the bladder and reduce inflammation of the mucosal lining.

Can you do a virtual visit for a bladder infection?

Yes, you can get antibiotic prescriptions virtually from online doctors at Your Doctors Online. The doctor will ask about your history of urinary tract infection, if there is any, and will prescribe you treatment as per your infection type.

How long to wait for sex after bladder infection treatment?

It is better to wait until the infection is completely gone to avoid worsening the symptoms and the chances of spreading. After two weeks of clearing symptoms and completing the antibiotic course, you can return to normal activities. Sometimes you may get other infections from your partner, even if he is healthy. It happens because your immunity is low during disease, and there are more chances of opportunistic pathogen infections. So don’t take risks while being infected.

If I have sex when I have a bladder infection, does my partner need treatment too?

As long as you don’t have a sexually transmitted infection, you don’t need treatment. However, still, it is best to avoid sex during infection as it can give a chance for opportunistic bacteria to grow and cause further infection along with pain and irritation.

Are bladder infections and UTIs the same?

Bladder infections represent the most common form of UTI, but any part of the urinary tract can become infected, including the urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys. Age, lifestyle habits, or existing health conditions can increase the likelihood of a UTI.

What is a long-term treatment for repetitive bladder infection?

If your bladder infection is recurrent, a low-dose antibiotic should be taken for at least six months to two years, depending upon the severity of the infection and as per the infection-causing strain. Consult a doctor at Your Doctors Online today if you have a repetitive bladder infection.

What is the best thing to do for a bladder infection?

While some bladder infections may resolve without intervention, most require treatment. If experiencing minor symptoms, increasing fluid intake and trying cranberry products may provide relief within a day. However, if symptoms persist, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare provider for a urine test or visit an urgent care facility for further evaluation and treatment.

What is the standard treatment for UTI or bladder infection?

The standard treatment for a bladder infection or any other urinary tract infection is prescription antibiotics, i.e., Sulfonamides like sulfamethoxazole, amoxicillin, nitrofurantoin, etc.

When to get emergency treatment for a bladder infection?

If you experience persistent pain, fever, vomiting, nausea, fatigue, and blood in urine, you must consult a doctor immediately. It indicates a progressive infection and can only be treated after a proper diagnosis from your doctor.

Bladder infection treatment for women who have had stomach cancer?

For patients who have had stomach cancer or are suffering from cancer, a bladder infection is treated with antibiotics that do not interfere with their existing medications. Although studies have shown antibiotics for UTIs, help kill cancer cells as well.

Why does my bladder hurt after yeast infection suppository treatment?

A yeast infection suppository is an antifungal treatment for yeast infections in the vagina. Its side effects include vaginal burning, abdominal pain, and a burning sensation in the vagina. It can only hurt the bladder if the yeast infection has progressed from the vagina to the urethra and bladder.

How long will a bladder infection last without treatment?

A bladder infection does not resolve independently and requires antibiotics for treatment. The persistence depends upon the severity and duration of the infection in the body. It also depends upon your immunity as the lower the immunity will be, the longer the duration of infection and severity of the symptoms will be.

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