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I have been having recurrent UTI for past 7 months I had one recently usually symptoms so I have taking cranberry pills plently of water usually have antibiotics but this symptoms gone without taking antibiotics can tjat happen?

I have been having recurrent UTI for past 7 months I had one  recently usually symptoms so I have taking cranberry pills plently of water usually have antibiotics but this symptoms gone without taking antibiotics can tjat happen?

Yes: Many bladder infections can be self-limiting, ie will resolve with time and the protection by your own immune system. Dilution and flushing with increased fluid intake and the possibility of a bacteriostatic effect by cranberry concentrate can often resolve and infection. ...Read more

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


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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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I suffered from UTI relapse 3x after sex despite ALL precautions pee b4/after etc. How long to wait to have sex after taking antibiotics no symptoms?

I suffered from UTI relapse 3x after sex despite ALL precautions pee b4/after etc. How long to wait to have sex after taking antibiotics no symptoms?

Don't wait: No real reason to wait be cautious and practice good hygiene, if these continue sometimes we prescribe antibiotics for use after intercross to prevent this problem ...Read more

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I had unprotected anal sex. I got burning urethra. No other symptom. Urine test negative. Taking antibiotics for possible UTI. Now semen is thick. Why?

I had unprotected anal sex. I got burning urethra. No other symptom. Urine test negative. Taking antibiotics for possible UTI. Now semen is thick. Why?

STD?: Did you tell Dr you had a sexual exposure? Urinalysis does not identify most STDs / causes of urethritis (=burning urethra). Most common Gonorrhea & Chlamydia. Likely will need more specific testing. Semen viscosity varies by %s of other components in it, which are influenced by "prep" time--need time for pre-ejaculate secretion to have "thinner" ejaculate. STD prevention easy with CONDOM use. ...Read more

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Had unprotected anal sex now urethra burning. No other symptom. Std urine test negative. Taking antibiotics for possible UTI. Semen now thick. Why?

Had unprotected anal sex now urethra burning. No other symptom. Std urine test negative. Taking antibiotics for possible UTI. Semen now thick. Why?

Here are some ...: This Q was answered not long ago. In reality, please continue the care, planned follow-up, counseling for current situation and the future with the existing doc. Online fishing would not contribute much to your current care and concern. So, keep in touch with Doc. Best wishes ... ...Read more

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After taking antibiotics for a UTI how long do you have to wait to have sex?

After taking antibiotics for a UTI how long do you have to wait to have sex?

UTI vs STD: Just clarifying that your asking about sexual activity after treatment for a UTI (and not an std), right? And voiding after intercourse is more important than voiding before activity. (in cases of an std, there should be no "activity" until after both ("all") parties have been treated.). ...Read more

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How long does cloudy urine take to clear up after taking antibiotics for a UTI for 3 days? I've been drinking lots of water and cranberry juice.

How long does cloudy urine take to clear up after taking antibiotics for a UTI for 3 days? I've been drinking lots of water and cranberry juice.

Doesn't matter: Cloudy urine usually isn't due to infection but to variations in diet and fluid intake. It may not clear up at all. The important thing is whether UTI symptoms themselves are improving: painful or urgent urination, and so on. If so, the UTI is getting better. If not, contact your doctor. And by the way, cranberry doesn't treat or prevent UTI. Drink it if you like it, otherwise no need. ...Read more

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Is there a risk to taking antibiotics for a UTI while pregnant?

Is there a risk to taking antibiotics for a UTI while pregnant?

Depends: Some antibiotics like penicillins, Ampicillin amoxicillin, Clindamycin + Erythromycin are perfectly safe. Tetracyclines should definitely not be used, they can damage a pregnant woman's liver + can discolor the baby's teeth after birth. Macrodantin + Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) are probably safe although recent studies have cast suspicion thb t there many be a tiny risk of birth defects. Always check with OB dr. 1st. ...Read more

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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


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