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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have a recurring uti since january 2018 that keeps on returning ever +-2 weeks. urine tests in january shows that there is e coli present. how can i prevent it from coming back? i am really tired of this discomfort and pain.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Find the reason: This souldn't be happening. You may have a stone that harbors a biofilm of these bacteria -- antibiotics usually won't clear this. You may have an anatomic defect of some sort. It's time for a serious investigation, starting with some imaging studies. Best wishes.
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
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Resistance?: Do a urinalysis with culture sensitivity test with the lab>this will show which anti-biotic to use.Mantain hydration and make sure to finish the couse of anti-biotics.A prolonged course might be recommended by your doctor.E-coli is a common offending organism.Also follow proper hygiene when wiping yourself,it is front to back,not back to front.Good luck.

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