A 24-year-old female asked:

I'm on long term keflex for reocurring uti. they found staph in urine, now on 7 day course antibiotics (alprim) what's staph how did i get it??

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Dr. Ramsay Kuo
Urology 28 years experience
May be contamination: Staphylococcus species are commonly found from the skin. It is possible that contamination of the urine sample occurred. However, if you are continuing to have infections proven by cultures, then an evaluation to rule out anatomic abnormalities is needed. This included imaging to make sure the kidneys/ureters are normal and a cystoscopy to ensure the bladder is normal. Talk to a urologist
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