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A 44-year-old female asked:

I just finished 7 days of cipro for a severe uti. was better 2 days after now having burning sensation in left flank and stomach area as well as when urinating. doctor prescribed macrobid which i've used and doesn't seem to help. found traces of blood in

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Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Resistance : There is becoming a higher rate of resistance to meds used for UTIs, particularly with Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and especially with Macrobid. Keep track of your temperature and evaluate your flank pain throughout the day as you the infection could turning into pyelonephritis. At this point, I'd recommend going on Levaquin, a stronger antibiotic. For future simple UTIs ask for Kefex 4 x / day.

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