A 75-year-old male asked:
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my husband keeps getting uti's and its ecoli. he has stage 4 kidney disease, any help is appreciated! he had stones removed they were calcium oxilate?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: Infection in the presence of stones is often difficult to eradicate since the stones may harbor the bacteria where they form a biofilm that inhibits antibiotics from reaching them. He might want to consult with both a urologist and an infectious diseases expert in concert to see if a plan could be coordinated between the two of them. Hope he gets better soon.
Answered on Mar 3, 2015

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