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Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

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


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I'm taking an antibiotic my doctor prescribed for my UTI its 750mg and i'm 20 weeks pregnant. Is it too much? Can my baby be harmed?

I'm taking an antibiotic my doctor prescribed for my UTI its 750mg and i'm 20 weeks pregnant. Is it too much?  Can my baby be harmed?

Depends on the abx: Most oral antibiotics fall into categories b or c which define the meds that have no known adverse effects on the developing fetus. The sulfa meds are avoided near the end of pregnancy as they can cause jaundice issues after birth. The more specific information you can provide when you enter a question, the more specific the answer. ...Read more

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I was treated for UTI a week ago and was prescribed antibiotics. I have completed the medication and I still have a uti. What should I do. ?

I was treated for UTI a week ago and was prescribed antibiotics. I have completed the medication and I still have a uti. What should I do. ?

New treatment: When someone still has the same kinds of UTI sx (fever, burning, frequency, etc) after treatment, then they probably should go back to the doctor. Sometimes the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic and a different antibiotic is needed. Sometimes the doctor will send out the urine for culture to help guide antibiotic choice. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a UTI for over a month and been prescribed 4 different antibiotics, what next?

What to do if I have had a UTI for over a month and been prescribed 4 different antibiotics, what next?

See your doctor.: Usually urine cultures facilitate the process of choosing the correct antibiotics, but that is sometimes still not enough. If oral antibiotics fail, it might be time to get IV antibiotics. Special imaging tests that verify the urine flow, kidney, bladder, ureter abnormalities. See your doctor, a urology consult might be beneficial. All these treatment plans should be discussed with your PCP. ...Read more

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I have a uti. Doc said I am resistant to a number of antibiotics. Prescribed the same one I am on for longer, even tho resistant. Will that work?

I have a uti.  Doc said I am resistant to a number of antibiotics.  Prescribed the same one I am on for longer, even tho resistant.  Will that work?

Probably not: Sometimes an antimicrobial will work even if stardard sensitivities say resistant because of higher levels in the urine. But doesn't sound like it here. Do you know what the bug is and what it is sensitive to? ...Read more

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Even though a urine test was negative, still feel as if it's a uti & test was wrong maybe.. There anyway to be prescribed antibiotics anyway?

Even though a urine test was negative, still feel as if it's a uti & test was wrong maybe.. There anyway to be prescribed antibiotics anyway?

Yes and No: Sometimes one repeats a urinalysis test and does a urine culture even if the urinalysis looks normal (usually, a culture would not be done in such a case). Depending on the doctor-patient relationship and on the past history of the patient, UTI symptoms may or may not be treated with antibiotics without first testing the urine. (so, sometimes, urine is tested only if not resolving on antibiotics). ...Read more

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Have uti. Doc prescribed antibiotics. I feel like i'm getting worse! can doc just admit me into hospital and let them give me antibiotics?

Have uti. Doc prescribed antibiotics. I feel like i'm getting worse! can doc just admit me into hospital and let them give me antibiotics?

Probably: Admission for IV antibiotics is advisable in cases of fever, loin pain, and vomiting. These symptoms denote pyelonephritis i.e. Kidney infection. Also, some infections do not respond but to a few antibiotics that may not be available in pill form. Otherwise, check with your doc to see if your culture results are out and suggestive of change of course of therapy. You may just need a change of antbx. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more