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E Coli Urinary Tract Infection Men
If an e coli urinary tract infection showed to be susceptive to norfloxacine, why did the doctor prescribed me ofloxacine, I feel its not working.
Similar drugs: These two meds are very similar and reasonable substitutes for each other. If treatment for a UTI does not result in improvement after several days then a reevaluation is warranted.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Can't tell: The number of colonies seen in the culture does not have much significance. The important thing is whether symptoms have improved or not.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: But that is a rather unusual combination of antibiotics for a UTI caused by a single strain of bacteria. Check with your doctor and make certain that is what they want you to take and find out why. If they do not have a good answer get a second opinion. See an infectious diseases expert. There are many in chicago.See 1 more doctor answer
Bacterial cause.: Urinary tract infections occur when pathogenic bacteria proliferate in the urine, causing inflammation in the urethra, bladder and sometimes the kidney. E. Coli is the most common cause, which is usually found in the colon but can contaminate the urine since the urethra and anus are in such close proximity. Infections are cleared with antibiotics, and should be confirmed by urine culture.
UTI caused by E.coli: E. Coli are the most common bacteria and normal inhabitants of the large bowel. These bacteria often reach the bladder, most commonly in females, where they can multiply & cause an infection. Hence advice for women to wipe front to back, and empty bladder after sex.See 1 more doctor answer
Get checked out.: If this has been happening, it is likely due to some underlying problem that allows for recurrent uti's. You might have an infection of the kidney, or it might be from repeated use of catheters if you use them. Also, women are at higher risk for uti's. So go see your doctor to find out.
RU prone?, same UTI?: Most utis r from e.Coli, most common bowel organism. Was original UTI treated with an appropriate (ie sensitive) antibiotic? If not, it's same infection. If new utis: need to empty bladder after sex, use cotton & no thong underwear. Shower rather than bathe, avoid constipation & separate thighs widely with urination. Consume lots of water and void regularly. Consider cranberry juice, tabs/gelcaps.
Looking for answers about recurrent urinary tract infection. If always e coli, do they need to treat every time?
Yes: Recurrent urinary infection may be a serious problem. Appropriate and sometimes prolonged treatment is needed.
No: Please see your doctor for a proper treatment and to prevent damage to your kidneys.
All: Ecoli should not be in your urine and is the most common cause of uti's.
Depends on cause: Some women get one e.Coli UTI after another related to sexual exposures for this void after intercourse and take one pill of an antimicrobials. Some get recurrent utis from structural issues such as strictures or bladder diverticula. Some have stones which make it difficult to eradicate the bug without removing the stone or stones.
Antibiotics: Those that should be effective against e coli include bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, etc. However, a urine culture will confirm which antibiotics are likely to work against that specific strain of e coli. Once the doctor has that info, he or she will typically de-escalate the antibiotic.
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
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