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Treatment For Uti
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
Depends: Selecting the most effective antibiotics depends upon the organism(bacterium) isolated from properly collected urine sample. Given the multiplicity of causative organism in urinary tract infections and antibiotic resistance bacteria develop, there is no panacea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI: Two different issues. Antibiotic therapy will be needed for both, but the choices of agents will differ. It will be more important to know exactly which organisms are responsible for the vaginal infection since these may vary with the type of infection the person has. This may also be true for UTI but doctors will generally treat this presumptively the first time. ...Read more
Can I have sex with my girlfriend if she has urinary tract infection? We r exclusive so don't use protection and she's getting treatment for uti.
Yes but DON't: Nothing to keep you from having sex except her permission and comfort. However, this would not be wise. Let her finish her medications, get well and then discuss the matter. Think of her benefit and not yours, if that is the case. If she is wanting to have sex, i would still stick to the above instructions of getting well. ...Read more
UTI and yeast: We would need more information. Urinary tract infections can be from varying bugs and are treated differently depending on symptoms and history. Yeast infections would need to know where - vaginal, skin, intestinal etc. as to how the infection would be treated. You are welcome to have an online consult or to give us more information so we can give you more specific answers. ...Read more
Finished Ciprobay treatment for UTI. Im still taking Flagyl. Each time I take Flagyl, my next pee is painful. Is it the med or UTI is still there?
More likely UTI: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)bay is an excellent antibiotic for UTIs, but unfortunately we are seeing an increasing # of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) resistant UTIs. Painful urination is not a known side effect of Flagyl. Thus my advice is to get your urine cultured & have your Dr. prescribe another antibiotic. Hopefully she/he sent urine specimen for culture & sensitivities so she/he would know of a satisfactory alternative antibiotic 4 you ...Read more
Contact Clinician: Treatment for UTI symptoms requires an evaluation by a health care provider. ...Read more
Day 4 of 7 Macrobid treatment for uti...Burning resolved but frequency, urgency and low pelvic pain not improving at all ...Should i go back to clinic?
What is the effectiveness of using metronidazole, nitrofurantoin and doxycycline in treatment of uti?
Antibiotics: Still all are effective when appropriately prescribed for specific/"sensitive" infections. ...Read more
After a 3 day antibiotic treatment for UTI, I began having dark brown discharge and an uncomfortable feeling. Does this mean the infection isn't clear?
I am on treatment for UTI but it's worse now then before treatment,have urge to urinate CONSTANTLY,small amounts, even while on antibiotics, no pain?
Is treatment of uti with antibiotics safe in 3rd trimester pregnancy? Will baby b fine? Thanks doctors?
Pregnancy: There should be no problem, but check with your obstetrician for his recommendation ...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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