A Halloween Bladder Infection

A patient of mine came to my office today for a bladder infection. Besides treating her with an antibiotic, I offered to prescribe Pyridium (phenazopyridine), a pill that decreases the burning with urination.

I always warn patients that it turns their urine orange. I told her that for Halloween today, it was only appropriate!

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About Daniel Ginsberg, MD, FACP

I'm an internal medicine physician and have avidly applied computers to medicine since 1986, when I wrote my first medically oriented computer programs. So yes, that means I'm at least 25-years-old!
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3 Responses to A Halloween Bladder Infection

  1. harold ginsberg says:

    and you also mentioned that too much riding on a broom may be aggravating the bladder?

    Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 02:03:48 +0000 To: haroldginsberg@hotmail.com

  2. Josh Deriggi says:

    bladder infections if not treated properly can lead to more severe illness.-

  3. Vernon Makuch says:

    Some people are more likely than others to get bladder infections. Women tend to get them more often than men due to their urethra being shorter and closer to the anus. Among the women most likely to get bladder infections are women who are pregnant, going through menopause and using a diaphragm for birth control. Men who have prostate inflammation or enlargement will also be more likely to have bladder infections. Risk factors that apply to both men and women are; kidney stones, sexual intercourse with multiple partners, narrowed urethra, immobility such as recovering from hip fracture, not drinking enough fluids, bowel incontinence and catheterization. Elderly people and people with diabetes are also at higher risk of bladder infections…

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