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A 41-year-old member asked:

I've had multiple bladder infections and have taken antibiotics and been drinking cranberry juice. is there something else that could be causing it?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Several things: First you should urinate immediate before and after sex. Only wear cotton underwear. Avoid tampons for a few months.
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Cause not addressed: Antibiotics alone isn't the panacea -no antibiotic will "get rid" of the infection meaningfully unless the underlying cause is addressed. Otherwise, it will recur. A urological evaluation is needed in women if repeated infections occur (in men , it need happen only once) to determine if there is an anatomical or physiological problem that can be fixed- only then can antibiotics finish the job.

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