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A 62-year-old female asked:

What can i do for apparent chronic uti? been on bactrim macrobid cipro (ciprofloxacin) and now levaquin. cultures done. was e. coli and now klebsiells.

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Dr. James Lin
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Urology 52 years experience
Here are some ...: As always, one has to look into if you have any underlying reasons for persistent recurrent UTI such as kidney / bladder stones, diverticulum of urethra or bladder, foreign body, etc. At times, even though an underlying cause is identified, you and Doc have to work out to balance between medical necessity & professional possibility. With these in mind, you can converse & cooperate better with Doc.
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Sep 28, 2014
Dr. James Lin
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Thank you for letting me know "... very helpful..." If you wish to explore how to live a long happy life, I invite you to peruse the articles in http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. And let me know how you may feel in time like many others have experienced. Best wish ...
Sep 28, 2014
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Family Medicine 34 years experience
Chr, recurrent UTI: Need sensitivities to dictate your antibiotic type and course of treatment. Do you have back pain? There may be a reason for recurrent, chronic UTI's such as urethral stricture or bladder or kidney stones. Since you are taking prednisone, your immune function is also suppressed. Consider an ID or Urology specialist. Might also have a neurogenic bladder that doesn't completely empty.

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