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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

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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 won't go away with antibiotics?

Uti infection won't 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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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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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?

Perhaps: It could be. If all of your symptoms are gone (pain, fever, difficulty urinating, etc), then your immune system may have fought off the infection. However, you should be vigilant and if any symptoms recur or new symptoms develop, see your doctor to make sure it's not a recurrence or spread of the infection. ...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?

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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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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How can you treat UTI infection naturally, without going to the doctor and receiving antibiotics?

How can you treat UTI infection naturally, without going to the doctor and receiving antibiotics?

There isn't anything: Reliable, but you can try drinking more fluids to help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider. ...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

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I have a serve UTI infection that spread to my kidney so I was wondering can antibiotics stop your period?

I have a serve UTI infection that spread to my kidney so I was wondering can antibiotics stop your period?

No: Antibiotics should not stop your period. The stress of the infection could effect your cycle, though. ...Read more

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Please my urine smells like antibiotics when I haven't takenwater in a long while what is the problem? Also I have a record of uti infection

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Please my urine smells like antibiotics when I haven't takenwater in a long while what is the problem? Also I have a record of uti infection

Go see ur FamilyDoc: I'm not aware that different antibiotics lead to different urine smells. Perhaps you've eaten something out of ordinary like asparagus which is known to cause pungent odor. If still worried because of history of urinary tract infections, go see your Family Doc for testing. But without painful frequent urination w/urgency, we're not very suspicious for UTI. Smell & appearance not that important ...Read more

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Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Depends on organism: Sometimes tetracycline can treat a UTI. Please check with your doctor. Don't just take old meds that are lying around. ...Read more

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I'm on antibiotic called cephalexin for a UTI infection. .. I've taken it once before and it didn't do anything but now I have chest pains?

I'm on antibiotic called cephalexin for a UTI infection. .. I've taken it once before and it didn't do anything but now I have chest pains?

May be allergic: Allergies to medications can happen at any time, even if you have had the medication before. If you are having chest pain with the medication, it can be an allergy to the medication, but you should still see a doctor to make sure it is not truly your heart. ...Read more

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I believe my daughter has a UTI infection, what's the best natural course of action.

I believe my daughter has a UTI infection, what's the best natural course of action.

See a doctor: If your little girl has a UTI she needs to be evaluated and treated medically. For prevention you can pick any of a number of approaches to prevent a uti. If she's got an infection, with symptoms of fever, pain, frequency, foul smelling or cloudy urine, she'll need to be treated with antibiotics. Infections, if untreated, can cause kidney damage or become life threatening. Don't wait. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic to get rid of urinary tract infections? Macrobid didn't work for me. I've been fighting a uti for a year. It comes & goes

What is the best antibiotic to get rid of urinary tract infections? Macrobid didn't work for me. I've been fighting a uti for a year. It comes & goes

Best Abiotic for UTI: The best one is based on what the urine culture. If asked they will test the antibiotic that kills the bug best. You need to have a urological consult to see if there is a problem making you have repeated infections. ...Read more

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I have really painful UTI infection! What should I do?

I have really painful UTI infection! What should I do?

UTI cure: If you want to cure a uti, you must get a diagnosis. Go to physician, have your urine cultured and get started on an antibiotic, or another appropriate agent. If you have no organism in your urine, bacterial or fungal, you have no uti. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a UTI infection without knowing it?

Unless pregnant: If you don't have any symptoms then you do not need to worry or be tested. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin treat an UTI infection?

Can amoxicillin treat an UTI infection?

UTI: Amoxicillin can treat an UTI. There is a wide variety of suitable antibiotics. Appropriate antibiotics are dependent on what you can tolerate and what is appropriate for the organism causing the infection. Evaluation by your doctor will help determine this for you. ...Read more

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If 1 gram of azythromycin did not cure a UTI infection what can this mean?

If 1 gram of azythromycin did not cure a UTI infection what can this mean?

A few possibilities.: Optimal treatment of a UTI includes identification of the bacteria, determining which antibiotics it is susceptible to, and undergoing a full course of treatment. If treatment fails, the anitbiotic might be inappropriate, the bacteria resistant, the dose or duration of therapy inadequate, or a complicating factor such as a foreign body or stone is present. Get evaluated with a urine culture. ...Read more

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I have an UTI infection what can I take or do to make it go away? I breastfeed

I have an UTI infection what can I take or do to make it go away? I breastfeed

Antibiotics are need: A UTI is a serious infection and needs antibiotic treatment to prevent worsening and damage to your kidneys. Sulfa drugs can be used while you nurse, and cranberry juice is always helpful for the symptoms. ...Read more

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I need information on UTI infection, Can a UTI cause the Virginia swell where it hurts to tuch?

I need information on UTI infection, Can a UTI cause the Virginia swell where it hurts to tuch?

Unrelated: A UTI is an infection in the urinary tract typically in the bladder. This would not cause vaginal odor or vaginal tenderness. An exam should be done to see what’s going on ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

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


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