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is it okay to take prescribed drugs( nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for uti symptoms before taking a urine test?

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Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: If it is certain that you have a UTI, the symptoms are more reliable than the test. Many doctors don't test at all You just want to be sure you are treating the right thing in the first place. For example, vaginal irritation would not improve with treatment for a UTI, but would give many of the same symptoms.
Answered on Oct 14, 2017
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No: It is the rationale for treating UTI without culture. If you symptoms are typical a duck is a duck. So if the nitrofurantoin is working and symptoms r ... Read More
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