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What causes a urinal tract infection?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Micro organisms!: There are several types of urinary tract infections (uti's). Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra; cystitis the bladder; pyelonephritis the kidney. Urethritis can be due to chemical irritation (soaps, sprays, medications); std's like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or herpes; or bacteria migrating from our skin and rectum. As the site of infection goes up the tract, bacteria are the primary players.

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Well what medicine should I be on concerning a urinal tract infection?

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Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 18 years experience
UTI: If cipro (ciprofloxacin) isn't working then others are available. Make sure its not something else as well. You can perform a Virtual Consult if you need additional help or medicine

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