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Reuccerrent UTI with ecoli. If stop Dmannose again culture positive with high ecoli, no symptoms. Doctors treat but not able to find root cause.

Reuccerrent UTI with ecoli. If stop Dmannose again culture positive with high ecoli, no symptoms. Doctors treat but not able to find root cause.

Colonization?: Women have higher risk for UTI than men, due to short urethra. You can decrease your risk by making sure you are well hydrated, wash properly after a BM, urinate and wash after intercourse.
Urine culture positive is not a diagnosis for UTI. You might have colonization rather than infection. The distinction is not made based on having or not symptoms, but by the urinalysis results. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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


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What is best antibiotic to treat 4th ecoli UTI in 90 year old with slight kidney problem (elevated bun when dehydrated)? Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) ok?

What is best antibiotic to treat 4th ecoli UTI in 90 year old with slight kidney problem (elevated bun when dehydrated)? Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) ok?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is OK: Bacteria have to be sensitive to the antibiotic used or the medication will be ineffective. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) will be fine if the bacteria are sensitive to it, this can be checked by getting a culture and sensitivity test. Your 90 year old should also be hydrated. She hopefully is not retaining urine, or having an indwelling catheter, both of which would make UTI elimination very difficult. ...Read more

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I have a lot of utis and always starts with a silver smelling rotten egg smell. Help. I have gotten treated for ecoli, vd, bacterial baginosis and bladder infections. It's always something different. I need a fix.

I have a lot of utis and always starts with a silver smelling rotten egg smell. Help. I have gotten treated for ecoli, vd, bacterial baginosis and bladder infections. It's always something different. I need a fix.

Management of uti: You need culture and sensitivity of urine. Also need CBC, Electrolytes. You also may cystis. The treatment is effedctively is after C&S of urine.
Also suspicious fungus infection. One may have gtreat the partner also ...Read more

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92, mild chronic renal failure, on lisinopril. 2wk keflex to prevent recurrent ecoli UTI (also treated w/ceph) now getting weak and confused. Stop it?

92, mild chronic renal failure, on lisinopril. 2wk keflex to prevent recurrent ecoli UTI (also treated w/ceph) now getting weak and confused. Stop it?

See doctor again...: 92 years old is old. When a 92 year old gets weak or confused, the cause can be anything and also any combination of things. At 92, weakness and confusion can be signs of infection (such as uti), pneumonia, heart attack, medication changes, medication side effects, dementia changes, cancer, strokes, etc... That's why the primary care or geriatric doctor will do a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What is ecoli UTI and how it is caused?

What is ecoli UTI and how it is caused?

Common: E coli is a very common cause of an infection in the bladder. Typical origin is from the GI tract. ...Read more

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If your urine culture shows there is ecoli in urine. Does this mean you have a uti?

If your urine culture shows there is ecoli in urine. Does this mean you have a uti?

Yes: If clean uncontaminated specimen examined and shows e.Coli, there is infection. Urine should not contain bacteria. ...Read more

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I have had 6 UTI, in the past year. All ecoli. 6boutsof IV antibiotics, and it still keeps comming back almost every month.?

I have had 6 UTI, in the past year. All ecoli. 6boutsof IV antibiotics, and it still keeps comming back almost every month.?

See below: I assume you have had a renal ultrasound and your post-void urine residual measured. If these are normal try prophylaxtic antibiotics. Trimethoprim/sulfa (septra/bactrim), norfloxacin, and Nitrofurantoin (macrobid) given in low dose each night before bed are the usual antibiotics used for frequently recurrent uti's. I do not prescribe Nitrofurantoin because of its potentially serious toxicities. ...Read more

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Hi, my 19 yr old daughter has reuccerent UTI with ecoli almost every month. Is becoming resistant to oral drugs so injectible has to be used.

Hi, my 19 yr old daughter has reuccerent UTI with ecoli almost every month. Is becoming resistant to oral drugs so injectible has to be used.

Look for cause: Her docs need to look for the cause of her recurrent utis. I would also suggest being evaluated by a chinese medicine practitioner or homeopath as they can help prevent future problems. She needs to drink lots of water and she can also take d mannose pills, they can help prevent future utis. ...Read more

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Had ecoli uti, took AB, symptoms didn't go away, got retested @ 24 days and ecoli gone, now have morganella morganii 10^8cfu. No stones. US no blockage?

Had ecoli uti, took AB, symptoms didn't go away, got retested @ 24 days and ecoli gone, now have morganella morganii 10^8cfu. No stones. US no blockage?

Morganella: This bacteria can be resistant to the major groups of antibiotics and that could help explain its presence. The important question is -- 'is it causing disease'? This question would be answered by whether you have symptoms or not, and whether there are markers of infection in your urine test (like increased WBCs). Hopefully indeed there is nothing wrong with your urinary tract. Talk with doctor. ...Read more

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If UTI is caused by ecoli can it go away without anti biotics.  using cranberry, pro biotocs and mannose and botanicals?

If UTI is caused by ecoli can it go away without anti biotics.  using cranberry, pro biotocs and mannose and botanicals?

Yes: This is possible followup with a urinalysis in one to two weeks to insure clearance of the infection. As long as your symptoms remain localized to bladder and urethra. If you have symptoms progressing to include pain in the flanks or develop fever this is indicative of a more serious infection and althout I like herbal treatments I would recommend antibiotics for this instance. ...Read more

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Surgery withheld pending resolved UTI ecoli chronic prostatitis refractory to past 8wks of antibiotics. What is the most aggressive drug of choice?

Surgery withheld pending resolved UTI ecoli chronic prostatitis refractory to past 8wks of antibiotics. What is the most aggressive drug of choice?

Depends on the bug.: The antibiotic of choice is dictated by the susceptibility of the particular bacteria in the urine. Not all e. Coli are the same with respect to their response to the same antibiotics. If your UTI hasn't responded to 8 weeks treatment, it could be that the e. Coli is resistant to the antibiotics tried or that a prostate abscess is present. A urologist could help you. ...Read more

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Uti ecoli. Microscopic tests: what does it mean if yesterday I had 6x8 red blood cells, leu 4 no mucus, and today no red blood cells but mucus, leu 6?

Uti ecoli. Microscopic tests: what does it mean if yesterday I had 6x8 red blood cells, leu 4 no mucus, and today no red blood cells but mucus, leu 6?

Urine is OK: You are only giving partial information about your urinalysis. You have very few red and white blood cells in your urine which is probably of no consequence. Mucous in the urine is also not significant. ...Read more

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I have a drug resistant ecoli uti. How worried should I be about being contagious.? Do I need to stay away from family? Just starting second antibiotic

I have a drug resistant ecoli uti. How worried should I be about being contagious.? Do I need to stay away from family? Just starting second antibiotic

Since: Since you started the appropriate antibiotic you should not be worried about the spread of infection, especially since this type of infection is rarely transmitted from one person to another; it's usually auto-transmitted, meaning you get it from other areas of your body; typically bacteria from your rectum transmitted to your urinary tract.
Remember you should always practice good hygiene, handwashing is key.
Take care. ...Read more

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Have a uti, confirmed ecoli cause. Want to get pregnant in 10 dys. Sensitive to monomac and cipro (ciprofloxacin). Which of two should I take. Monomacdidntwork lst tm?

Have a uti, confirmed ecoli cause. Want to get pregnant in 10 dys. Sensitive to monomac and cipro (ciprofloxacin). Which of two should I take. Monomacdidntwork lst tm?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) if no pregnant: As long as you are not pregnant, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is the drug of choice. However, if you are not sure, ask your doc for Amoxicillin or keflex. Usually are effective without an effect on the embryo. The best solution is to go over the culture report that seems to have be done since you know it is e.Coli. Your doc will be able to help you with this. ...Read more

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After a 4 month ecoli uti, I now have weird tickling? Sensation in my urethra and very tiny traces of blood on urine test strip?

After a 4 month ecoli uti, I now have weird tickling? Sensation in my urethra and very tiny traces of blood on urine test strip?

Repeat culture: First, you should not have a UTI for 4 months. If you have been properly cultured and treated the UTI should resolve. A "tickling" sensation could be a sign of irritation / inflammation in the urethra (urethritis). Please get re-cultured and make sure you are being treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I had an ecoli UTI now a painful swollen urethra & burning, but normal urinalysis, is it ok to do have a cystoscopy if I feel im very swollen?

I had an ecoli UTI now a painful swollen urethra & burning, but normal urinalysis, is it ok to do have a cystoscopy if I feel im very swollen?

Why a cystroscopy: What indications for cystoscopy? Have you had recurrent utis or other bladder related problems. Might you have a yeast infection or an std? Have you had a urine culture done since completing treatment for uti? Am sceptical about need for cysto in a healthy 27-y-o. If really needed, wait till any swelling has settled down & urine culture is negative. (staph or strep utis can occur with normal ua). ...Read more

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If diagnosed with uti/ecoli & got two rounds of antibiotic thru iv, is that enough antibiotic to kill it? Do I have to take antibiotic by mouth?

If diagnosed with uti/ecoli & got two rounds of antibiotic thru iv, is that enough antibiotic to kill it? Do I have to take antibiotic by mouth?

Depends on…: What IV antibiotics u were given ; whether the e. Coli is sensitive to either one. Urine culture should be able to determine this info but may take couple days for results. If still having UTI symptoms, may be best to start oral ab's until culture results back. Then doc can decide whether to stop/continue oral ab. ...Read more

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I had severe kidney infection with a UTI on june 26th, 2013 ER ran culture positive 4 esbl ecoli. Is monutrol enough to rid esbl?

I had severe kidney infection with a UTI on june 26th, 2013 ER ran culture positive 4 esbl ecoli. Is monutrol enough to rid esbl?

Esbl: Esbl infections are difficult to treat and sometime, life threatening. Please discuss the test results with your doctor, and also discuss the treatment options. ...Read more

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I have been getting klebsiella urinary tract infections after having cdiff. I have had chronic ecoli utis for years. Why did it suddenly change?

Chronic UTI's: The main bacteria in any infection are there for a variety of reasons. In your case, you likely had multiple courses of antibiotics. That killed most of the e.Coli, but left behind resistant klebsiella. Now you're getting infections with that bug. If you get that one, a new one might again emerge. You may need further evaluation of your urinary tract to see if anything in the plumbing is cause. ...Read more

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What could cause a two year old little girl to get uti's?  her md says they are ecoli and unusual and is sending her to a urologist apt 2 mos away

Urology a good idea: Utis in children are a bigger deal than in adults. Ecoli is the usual bug and that is not unusual. Utis in toilet training girls a little more common and can come from poor hygeine in wiping, but the concern is a problem with urine leaking backwards from bladder to kidney. Several tests can be done to see what is going on. If appt that far out, see if some tests can be done before uro visit. ...Read more

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My husband keeps getting UTI's and its Ecoli. He has stage 4 Kidney disease, any help is appreciated! He had stones removed they were Calcium Oxilate?

My husband keeps getting UTI's and its Ecoli. He has stage 4 Kidney disease, any help is appreciated! He had stones removed they were Calcium Oxilate?

UTI: Infection in the presence of stones is often difficult to eradicate since the stones may harbor the bacteria where they form a biofilm that inhibits antibiotics from reaching them. He might want to consult with both a urologist and an infectious diseases expert in concert to see if a plan could be coordinated between the two of them. Hope he gets better soon. ...Read more

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I have UTI from last yr october an it won't go my gyno gave me cipro (ciprofloxacin) caz my urine culture say ecoli. My urine still look foamy. He told me if cipro (ciprofloxacin) no work he will give me a low antibiotic for mths.

I have UTI from last yr october an it won't go my gyno gave me cipro (ciprofloxacin) caz my urine culture say ecoli. My urine still look foamy. He told me if cipro (ciprofloxacin) no work he will give me a low antibiotic for mths.

Have it checked out: Your symptoms may not be infectious bladder infection. If this has been going on for a year then you need to have further work up with a urogynecologist or urologist. If it truly is a UTI then they need to figure out why this is chronic. Long term antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have a long history of utis I have had a lot of antibiotics but it keeps coming back it is caused by ecoli I am on hipprex and Azithromycin?

I have a long history of utis I have had a lot of antibiotics but it keeps coming back it is caused by ecoli I am on hipprex and Azithromycin?

Uva Ursi: Once abnormal bacteria have established in the urinary system, the best remedy is oral antibiotics. Home preventatives may include increasing water intake and pure cranberry supplement. Evidence exists that the herb Uva Ursi (oral preparation) helps prevent the bacteria E. Coli (a very common urine pathogen) from adhering to the bladder wall, preventing infection. ...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. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines. Some strains can cause severe abdominal cramps, ...Read more