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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

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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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?

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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I need a antibiotic for a UTI?

I need a antibiotic for a UTI?

Usually: Antibiotics are usually prescribed for UTI's, as they can develop into potentially more serious problems such as kidney infections if left unchecked. In women, UTI's and vaginitis can both present with pain upon urination. However, as UTI's irritate the bladder muscle, women with UTI's usually feel an urgent need to urinate, while women with vaginitis do not. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics help my uti?

Which antibiotics help my uti?

Culture will tell: Uti is diagnosed by doing a urine culture the test also indicates which antibiotics is best for whatever bacteria is causing your infection. ...Read more

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Do I need antibiotics for a uti?

YES: If you have a bacterial infection you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can a UTI go away without antibiotics?

Can a UTI go away without antibiotics?

Possible: If the UTI is attacked head on with forced fluids and you have a good immune response, it is possible to flush out the bactreia in the bladder and the body wins the battle. I would not count on this. If you have burning, pain, frequency of urination, need to go immediately, and cerainly if fever, back pain, nausea, chills or vomiting, get seen right away for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How is a UTI treated without antibiotics?

How is a UTI treated without antibiotics?

Use antibiotics: I am sure that every UTI throughout history was not treated with antibiotics and somehow we survive. The risk of not treating is substantial as kidneys can be damaged permanently or infection can spread to the blood making us critically ill. Cranberry juice and increased fluids may help but get on antibiotics when you really need them, like with a uti. ...Read more

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Can prolong use of antibiotics lead to uti?

Can prolong use of antibiotics lead to uti?

Yes and No.: Antibiotics do not cause infection but prolonged use may suppress normal bacteria that keep the bad guys in check. Resistant organisms may then mulitiply and potentially infect. ...Read more

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How long until antibiotics clear up my uti?

How long until antibiotics clear up my uti?

Depends site of infe: It depends on site of infection and the antibiotics used.If the culture shows sensitivity to certain antibiotic for lowe UTI it takes 7to10 days for infection to clear.But if the infection is high up in kidneys(pyelonephritis)you may need longer course of antibiotics 2weeks or more to clear the infection. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics medication give you an uti?

Can antibiotics medication give you an uti?

No, but: They can sometimes predispose patients to developing yeast infections or vaginitis, which can cause irritation that may feel similar to a uti. ...Read more

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If have a Uti what antibiotic should I take?

If  have a Uti what antibiotic should I take?

Antibiotic: To be sure of which antibiotic (A) to take, you need to have your urine cultured. This will tell you the bacterium that is causing your UTI and antibiotics can effectively treat it.You can start a broad spectrum A at first and if the bacterium is resistant to it, it can be switched to one that is effective in treating it. Good luck. ...Read more

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


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