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A 74-year-old male asked:

I'm a 69-year-old woman with recurring urinary tract infections. the latest shows ecoli in my urine. why do i get these? how can i prevent them?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Urologist needed: If he found you normal and cranberry tablets did not help, try low dose antibiotic for a long time.
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Dr. Milton Mintz
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68 years experience
Frequent UTI's: Require a physician exam-culture will show proper antibiotic.- proper hygiene1when wiping after urination.
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Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Urologist: Consider seeing a urologist for work up for frequent urinary tract infections. Office cystoscopic exam and vaginal exam are often performed. Many times low estrogen levels resulting in urethral lining atrophy is the culprit. Topical estrogen cream applied to the urethra often can make a big difference.
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Last updated Nov 19, 2020

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