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A 54-year-old female asked:

I have often uti , i just finished 5 d of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ,the ua shown nitrite positive ,blood mod , protein 30+ and leukocyte was small.what 's to do next?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Recurrent UTI...: If urinalysis was after Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) you have resistant bacteria, need different antibiotic. Several possible causes of recurrent UTI, including persistent uncured infection; altered bladder function; and kidney or bladder stone. Sex sometimes triggers UTI. Usually recurrences can be prevented once the cause is known. Discuss with your doctor, or ask for referral to infectious diseases specialist.

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Last updated May 5, 2019

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