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What are some of the antibiotics for treating uti's in males.

What are some of the antibiotics for treating uti's in males.

Same as females:: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds; cipro; sometimes penicillin (if culture result known); keflex. Others sometimes used. All depend on resistance patterns of organisms in your region. ...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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Can a UTI resolve on it's own ? Without antibiotics? For men and women....

Can a UTI resolve on it's own ? Without antibiotics? For men and women....

UTI: A true UTI would not go away by itself. If you have the symptoms and you have a confirmed urine culture its better to treated before it gets to your kidneys then your blood. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is best for a uti? I'm a 31 year old male. I have slight discomfort and urinating frequently. Please advise.

Several: There are several good abx for uti. But you should get examined as utis are much less common for males. You could also have a prostate infection, or std if having unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotics can be used for a. Uti in a male when I am allergic to sulfa and cipro (ciprofloxacin)? On doxy now not getting any results

What kind of antibiotics can be used for a. Uti in a male when I am allergic to sulfa and cipro (ciprofloxacin)? On doxy now not getting any results

Based on culture: A UTI in a man is unusual and often indicative of a urinary system abnormality that need to be evaluated by a urologist. A culture should always be collected and antibiotics chosen based upon the culture result. Doxy is a reasonable choice if the culture shows sensitivity to it. Nitrofurantoin or Cefdinir would be common choices as well. ...Read more

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32 yr old male with uti taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). A. Will it affect my sperm count? B. Can antibiotics affect child? C. Will it affect sperm later,created today?

Antibiotics: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is overall safe. It does weaken some tendons but should have no direct effect on your sperm. If it does affect sperm it would be on the sperm currently developing which won't be mature until approximately 70 to 90 days later. ...Read more

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I am a 64 year old male that has had 3 urinary tract infections in the last 3 years. If this is cancer, would an antibiotic cure it?

I am a 64 year old male that has had 3 urinary tract infections in the last 3 years. If this is cancer, would an antibiotic cure it?

See below: Cancer dosen't cause uti's. Cancer of the prostate can cause urinary obstruction with large post-void urine residuals that can predispose to uti's. Bladder cancer can sometimes be associated with cystitis. Antibiotics will usually cure these infections with or without cancer. Prostate cancer would usually be associated with a high psa level in the blood. Bladder cancer with blood in the urine. ...Read more

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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


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