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Infectious Diseases

Bladder Infection

08/11/2003

Question:

I went to my doctor upon discovering blood in my urine. He tested my urine and said I had a bladder infection, He prescribed an antibiotic and it cleared up in 7 days. What causes someone to contract a bladder infection?

Answer:

The question is really too general for a detailed answer. Bladder infections are relatively common in women, less so for men. The causes are many and cannot be detailed in a short reply. It would be best to discuss this with the doctor who prescribed the treatment. He/she should be able to give a more specific answer for your case. 

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Response by:

Gary   Roselle, MD Gary Roselle, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati