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Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Find out the type and cause of your UI and educate yourself
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Watch what you drink: avoid caffeine and alcohol. Stop smoking
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Why am i having really worse UTI symptoms (e coli) while taking antibiotics based on a culture, if today the u test shows the infection has decreased?

Why am i having really worse UTI symptoms (e coli) while taking antibiotics based on a culture, if today the u test shows the infection  has decreased?

Pyelonephritis : If you have associated pyelonephritis - infections leads to kidney involvement - than it may take longer time to respond. Make sure mic level of abx against e. Coli and what dosage you taking. Please see infectious disease physician. ...Read more

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Had a UTI that was cultured, the bacteria was e.Coli and wasnt resistant to many antibiotics, was given cipro but my symptoms are still here?

Had a UTI that was cultured, the bacteria was e.Coli and wasnt resistant to many antibiotics, was given cipro but my symptoms are still here?

Need more info: Symptoms of urinary tract infection are non-specific. Burning is common, but can arise from yeast infections and from bacterial. Symptoms of urgency and frequency can arise from conditions other than an infection. The best doctor to diagnose is one who physically examines the area, takes serial urine cultures, ; who does not use antibiotics without good cause. Study interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

See a urologist or gynecologist for proper diagnosis
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Control coughing and sneezing
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Use protection pads as insurance against wetting
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Uti positive for e-coli. Taking nitrofurantoin 100 mg bid for 7 days. Almost finish my antibiotic this evening, had temperature and back pain ?

Uti positive for e-coli. Taking nitrofurantoin 100 mg bid for 7 days. Almost finish my antibiotic this evening, had temperature and back pain ?

Go back to doctor : The symptoms of fever and back pain in a person being treated for a UTI is concerning for a kidney infection, called pyelonephritis. These can be very serious. You should see your doctor as soon as possible and this should not wait through the weekend. ...Read more

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Vaginal swab culture positive e.coli infection no UTI infection.is this normal to have e.coli in vagina?itching and burning symtomps.wat antibiotics?

Vaginal swab culture positive e.coli infection no UTI infection.is this normal to have e.coli in vagina?itching and burning symtomps.wat antibiotics?

Yes: The vagina is a warm dark moist place and bacteria love warm dark moist places. There are all kinds of bacteria that live there and don't cause infections. ...Read more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't avoid fluids. Concentrated urine can worsen incontinence
daily
Avoid caffeine and acidic foods
daily
Kegels
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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
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Ongoing burning in vagina after period, did urine culture no uti, then did vaginal culture, WBC e-coli present, no trichomonas, start antibiotics?

Ongoing burning in vagina after period, did urine culture no uti, then did vaginal culture, WBC e-coli present, no trichomonas, start antibiotics?

Seek treatment: Your symptoms and positive culture warrant close follow-up and treatment. Vaginal infections may predispose to more serious infections and complications of the pelvic organs if untreated. Seek consultation from your personal health professional. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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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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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

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