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How bad is a 60 000 ufc/ml e coli urinary tract infection?

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. ...Read more

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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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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.

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. ...Read more

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Can ofloxacin and ceftriaxone be taken together for an e coli urinary tract infection?

Can ofloxacin and ceftriaxone be taken together for an e coli urinary tract infection?

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. ...Read more

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Define e coli and urinary tract infection?

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. ...Read more

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Looking for answers about recurrent urinary tract infection. If always e coli, do they need to treat every time?

Yes, always treated: You should also find out root cause of recurrent utis. 1) first thing is to try & perfect toilet hygeine, emty bladder after sex, shower rather than bathe, use cotton non thong underwaer, treat constipation, good fluid intake & void 2-3hourly. 2)try long term cranberry prophylaxis. 3)work-up to rule out urinary tract stones or incomplete bladder emptying e.g. From retention, reflux or diverticula. ...Read more

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Whats e coli in urinary tract infection?

Whats e coli in urinary tract infection?

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. ...Read more

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For 3rd time in 6 months got urinary tract infection with e coli?

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. ...Read more

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Got a 3rd urinary tract infection and e coli is cause again. Why?

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. ...Read more

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What are the treatments possible for an e-coli infection in urinary tract and kidney?

E. Coli treatment: The treatment is with antibiotics. Most e. Coli infections are effectively treated with levaquin. Ask your doctor if this antibiotic is effective in your case. If not, the urine culture results will dictate the antibiotic you need to cure this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the treatments 4 recurrent e-coli infection in urinary tract?

What are the treatments 4 recurrent e-coli infection in urinary tract?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Lydia Collins
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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


Dr. James Lin
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more