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32 y/o female, symptoms of uti including urgency, urethral discomfort, flank pain. urine negative, no retention. rx bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. pmh pyelo x2. ideas?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
HC of pyelonephritis: When you are told that the urine test was - it just means it did not grow on the culture media that they chose to grow on. Try taking Ellura, a cranberry extract which prevents the bacteria from attaching to your bladder wall. It's not an antibiotic but it works quite well.

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Last updated Jul 15, 2018

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