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Antibiotic For Uti
See below: The most important course of action is make sure the diagnosis of UTI is correct by obtaining both a urinalysis and urine culture (C/S). The latter will verify if a UTI is still present, identify the specific bacteria, and identify which antibiotics it is sensitive to. There are other conditions which can mimic a UTI. If recurrent UTI, further testing and long-term antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more
Return to doc: How long have you been on the antibiotics? Have to give them adequate time to work. If no relief after 3-4 days or if symptoms worsening, return to doc. Urine culture & sensitivity may be needed to id the causative bacteria & most effective antibiotic. Drink plenty of fluids, including cranberry juice to acidify urine. ...Read more
Started antibiotic for UTI today. How long will it take for pain to go away? It's extremely painful.
I'm currently on antibiotics for UTI and still in pain after 4 days. Will @home UTI test give me valid info, or do the antibiotics invalidate it?
Urine recheck: You should follow up with your doctor for a urine recheck and culture. Your urine infection may be not sensitive to your current antibiotic and you so you may need a different one. A culture and sensitivity check of your urine will check this. Also if your urine comes back clear it may be your discomfort is not still due to the uti but some other infection or problem. ...Read more
Culture Result?: It is generally best to follow the culture data. If treating a UTI empirically, try a less broad-spectrum drug first. Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) keflex, and Macrobid are good places to start. Quinolones should be saved for difficult/complicated utis, as resistance is already increasing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just finished antibiotics for uti, feel symptoms coming back already. Do i wait it out or take new ones?
How long does it take after taking antibiotic for uti ...to test positive again after for strep B I'm still having slight symptoms after finished?
UTIs early am. Clears up in two hours no antibiotics. Home test tells me and culture confirms. Why? and do I need antibiotics when UTI only early am.
UTI symptoms: You cannot have a UTI only part of the day. If you have a UTI, it is there all the time, even if home testing (e.g. dipstick showing positive for WBCs and/or bacteria) is negative some of the time. Also, symptoms partly depend on urine flow; sometimes less symptomatic in the day with increased urine flow. It's time to stop self testing and see your GP. Good luck! ...Read more
My bladder feels strange (feels like it drops when i lie down). I've just finished a course of antibiotics for uti, what could it be?
Can you repeat a urine sample while on antibiotics for UTI? I have UTI and on antibiotics 4th out of 5 days. If I repeat, will it show negative?
I have been on 2 different antibiotics for uti but I still feel symptoms when I don't drink enough water. Could this be something else other than uti ?
Alcohol & antibiotic: It depends which antibiotic. Cephalexin is safe with alcohol. The two that are absolutely contraindicated are Trimethoprim/sulfa and Metronidazole. But in general, if you are fighting an infection, drinking a significant amount of alcohol may hinder your recovery by making you feel tired and sluggish. If you are in the US, however, as you are under 21, I cannot officially condone alcohol use. ...Read more
A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more