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Is it best to use antibiotics for my UTI infection?

Is it best to use antibiotics for my UTI infection?

It depends: Antibiotics are used to treat symptoms, signs and culture proven bacterial infections in the urinary tract. There are other causes of ''uti'' type symptoms not necessarily bacterial in origin. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Uti infection wont go away with antibiotics?

Uti infection wont go away with antibiotics?

UTI Infection: This is a difficult question to answer because i don't know if a urine culture was taken before you started treatment and because you did not indicate what antibiotic you are taking. I would suggest you check with your physician to order a urine culture and sensitivity . That way the most appropriate antibiotic can be prescribed. ...Read more

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If i had a kidney or UTI infection and no antibiotics, and symptoms are gone, does that mean it went away?

If i had a kidney or UTI infection and no antibiotics,  and symptoms are gone, does that mean it went away?

Possibly: Some utis including kidney infections clear up in time due to your own intrinsic body defense mechanisms. However, you should get your urine checked to make sure infection has cleared up ant merely become non-symptomatic. By & large all utis are best treated with antibiotics, both for speed of resolution and reduce rusk of infection spreading. ...Read more

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I have had a UTI infection forever, been on about 6 different antibiotics, still in great pain. Help please ?

I have had a UTI infection forever, been on about 6 different antibiotics, still in great pain. Help please
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Not good: You have been through many antibiotics and you persist with pain. A proper evaluation urgently with a urologist is needed. Conditions which may exist include a fistula, which is a canal that infection can grow through or you may have developed an infection that is resistant to antibiotics in which case the problem becomes serious and you may need IV antibiotics, abscess drainage or other tx. ...Read more

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Should I still take my antibiotics for UTI infection if I have no symptoms?

Should I still take my antibiotics for UTI infection if I have no symptoms?

Dr's instructions: Follow the prescribing doctor's instructions for completion of a proper course of antibiotics for the uti. The frequency, type and cause of UTI are quite varied, so your doctor is the best person to ask in your particular case. In general, we like patients to complete a full course of antibiotics, be it a one day, 5 days, 10 days, etc. ...Read more

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Is CILICAINE v suspention a antibiotic that us use for UTI infection bladder or kidney just curiouse please?

Is CILICAINE v suspention a antibiotic that us use for UTI infection bladder or kidney  just curiouse please?

Not the best choice: Cilicaine is a form of penicillin. It may help with some urinary tract infections, if the germ causing them is sensitive to it. There are better choices. A urine culture would show if the germ was sensitive. Don't start any antibiotic without calling your doc first to make sure it is okay The same germ can cause either a bladder or kidney infection. It it makes it to your kidneys it is worse ...Read more

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Can I have sex while having a UTI infection? Can I have sex the same day I first get the antibiotics?

Can I have sex while having a UTI infection? Can I have sex the same day I first get the antibiotics?

UTI and sex: Sex with an active UTI could spread the infection and at the very least be very painful. The best choice is to wait until the antibiotics are completed. ...Read more

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


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