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Should Hematuria Resolve After Antibiotic Use For Uti
Discharge few days..: If you on antibiotics for STI - it destroys the bacteria but inflammation heals longer ( just like cough linger after antibiotics done). It should gradually improve but discharge can last few days to 1-2 weeks. Drinks plenty of fluids, maintain good hygiene and change underwear always fresh( better than liner - it harbor moisture and yeast) . If doubt have " test of cure " in 4 weeks . ...Read more
Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more
Still having severe bladder spasms. No UTI but completed Diflucan (fluconazole) dosage for yeast in urine. Should I seek immediate attention or wait to see reg. dr?
Wait: You can wait till you see doctor but call and tell the person who answers that you are uncomfortable .Most offices will "work you in" to be seen the day you call.Best wishes. ...Read more
Urinary tract infection for more then 3 months treated with 3 different antibiotics twice with cipro (ciprofloxacin) still pain?
See a urologist: If you have had these symptoms for this long and aren't getting better it is time to see a urologist to find out why. It could be a resistant bacteria and a culture of your urine would tell what will kill it or there could be a stone or an anatomic reason for this. Hope you feel better fast. ...Read more
How long to wait before a follow up urine culture after taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) for 7 days. 83 year old female. Trace blood & leukocytes but wont culture?
Should I remain on antibiotics following 3 day Cipro (ciprofloxacin) treatment completion for UTI if a home test indicates positive leukocytes but negative nitrate?
3 day minimum: An uncomplicated UTI (no fever, abdominal pain, back pain) needs at least 3 days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) to complete the antibiotic course. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7864704 When patients are given a longer course of medication, the UTI is likely not uncomplicated, so the entire course of the antibiotic you received should be completed. ...Read more
After a completed 3 day course of trimethorprim for UTI, cloudiess, bleeding etc cleared but still urgency and discomfort. Wait or get more?
UTI: Can take 7-10d of antibiotics to clear. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more
Frequent UTI. After amox treatment 1000-9000 cfu/ml of gram positive cocci isolated. Md did not prescribe any antibiotic afterwards. Should redo test?
Ask your doctor...: First, one has to make sure that the urine was collected properly without contamination, and second, do you have UTI-related surnary symptoms? If yes, have you felt better in voiding in 1-3 days after taking Amox? And in general, a colony count of < 100,000 cfu/ml is considered not clinically significant. More? Ask Dr or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC as keycode to log in. ...Read more
How many weeks after finishing triple antibiotic treatment for h pylori infection should I notice an improvement in my symptoms?
Variable relief: Some individual report the cure is worse that the disease while taking the regimens necessary for h. Pylori eradication. If symptoms persist for more than 4-6 weeks after treatment (a full course of therapy taken as directed!) this should be considered a possible failure and you should re-evaluated for h. Pylori or for the possibility of something else causing the symptoms. ...Read more
One week: Five to seven days is an adequate time period. ...Read more
Urinary tract infection for over 3 months treated with 3 different antibiotics. I am seeing a urologist and he prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) again still pain.
Here are some ...: Now is time to reassess if you indeed have suffered from bacterial UTI or other irritative voiding conditions such as IC/OAB by reviewing clinical picture, verifying urine cultures from properly collected fresh urine specimen, conducting physical exams, etc. So, collect & bring the detailed info stressing the quality, quantity, sequence of events of the symptoms to Doc for ... timely. ...Read more
Recurring UTI ..2 rounds of antibiotics within last 6 mos . Cranberry juice galore ! Should I ask for stronger or targeted antibiotic ?
Urology evaluation: If you are having recurrent UTIs it would be good to know other details about your history and other symptoms.For ex., if you are diabetic, having urinary incontinence, among other issues that could make you prone to develop those.If you keep getting recurrent infections then I would suggest a visit to the Urologist for further testing. Cranberry has not been consistently proven to be beneficial. ...Read more
On antibiotics for 15 days. Treated for a yeast infection with diflucan (fluconazole). Infection may be back, and I have leftover difl. Ok to take more difl?
Probably ok: Taking broad spectrum antibiotics often results in yeast infection as the normal flora is wiped out. Taking Diflucan (fluconazole) will treat the yeast infection but if it wasn't at the end of therapy probiotics should be used to re-culture the system. Cultured yogurt works or a good probiotic (lactobacillus acidophyllis) will help to prevent recurring yeast infections and could be used with antibiotic therapy. ...Read more
is it okay to take prescribed drugs( nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for uti symptoms before taking a urine test?
Yes: If it is certain that you have a UTI, the symptoms are more reliable than the test. Many doctors don't test at all You just want to be sure you are treating the right thing in the first place. For example, vaginal irritation would not improve with treatment for a UTI, but would give many of the same symptoms. ...Read more
UTI for 2yr. Urine smells rotten. Gone for 6wk after IVmed. Took Keflex Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Macrobid. Test said those would cure. Dr will only write more oral med. ?
Chronic UTI: Follow up with urologist regarding , reflux, urinary retention may need cystoscopy . Take cranberry pills 4-5 a day as may decrease potential for UTI prevents cell wall adherence. Discuss low dose chronic suppressive therapy, Daily shower, urinate pre and post sex. Check for recto-vesicualr fistula. especially if crohns surgery fissure F/U w/urology ...Read more
On antibiotics Ciprofloxacin 500mg twice a day for 10 days to treat prostatitis. Will this medicine cover STDs, if there is any?
How long does it take for bladder infection symptoms to go away after a 3 day course of antibiotics?
Have epididymitis given 10 days levofloxcin no cure then tested later for sti clear but pain persists testicles after 2wks doxycycline? Help
See Urology: The treatment of choice is often azithromycin and cefixime to cover both gonorrhoeae and chlamydia. Fluoroquinolones are no longer recommended due to widespread resistance of gonorrhoeae to this class. Doxycycline may be used as an alternative to azithromycin. In chronic epididymitis, a four- to six-week course of antibiotics may be prescribed to ensure the complete eradication of any possible bacterial cause, especially the various chlamydiae. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after starting cipro (ciprofloxacin) should a woman start diflucan to prevent a yeast infection?
Yeast infection: The drug Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a powerful fluoroquinone antibiotic and is in the system days after the last pill is taken. You should ask your doctor if there is a more appropriate antibiotic (based on culture and sensitivity) that can treat your infection without giving you a yeast infection. If you are just extremely sensitive, then talk about probiotics or vaginal suppositories to help maintain your flora. ...Read more
Is it harmful to take prescribed drugs(nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for UTI symptoms before doing a urine test, if you don't actually have UTI?
No: It is the rationale for treating UTI without culture. If you symptoms are typical a duck is a duck. So if the nitrofurantoin is working and symptoms resolve it does not matter that the culture does not grow an organism. However, if symptoms worsen the culture will grow a bacteria that can be identified and treated with right drug. ...Read more
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
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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