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For 3rd time in 6 months got urinary tract infection with e coli?

For 3rd time in 6 months got urinary tract infection with e coli?

Get checked out.: If this has been happening, it is likely due to some underlying problem that allows for recurrent uti's. You might have an infection of the kidney, or it might be from repeated use of catheters if you use them. Also, women are at higher risk for uti's. So go see your doctor to find out. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more


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Got a 3rd urinary tract infection and e coli is cause again. Why?

RU prone?, same UTI?: Most utis r from e.Coli, most common bowel organism. Was original UTI treated with an appropriate (ie sensitive) antibiotic? If not, it's same infection. If new utis: need to empty bladder after sex, use cotton & no thong underwear. Shower rather than bathe, avoid constipation & separate thighs widely with urination. Consume lots of water and void regularly. Consider cranberry juice, tabs/gelcaps. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for curing a urinary tract infection with e. Coli bacteria?

Are there any home remedies for curing a urinary tract infection with e. Coli bacteria?

No: Please see your doctor for a proper treatment and to prevent damage to your kidneys. ...Read more

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Looking for answers about recurrent urinary tract infection. If always e coli, do they need to treat every time?

Looking for answers about recurrent urinary tract infection. If always e coli, do they need to treat every time?

Yes, always treated: You should also find out root cause of recurrent utis. 1) first thing is to try & perfect toilet hygeine, emty bladder after sex, shower rather than bathe, use cotton non thong underwaer, treat constipation, good fluid intake & void 2-3hourly. 2)try long term cranberry prophylaxis. 3)work-up to rule out urinary tract stones or incomplete bladder emptying e.g. From retention, reflux or diverticula. ...Read more

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Can you combine cefixime and ofloxacin to treat an e coli urinary infection?

No: There is no need of combination abx for e. Coli uti, need to treat as per symptoms and sensitivity with single agent .See your physician or infectious disease physician ...Read more

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Why am i having really worse UTI symptoms (e coli) while taking antibiotics based on a culture, if today the u test shows the infection has decreased?

Why am i having really worse UTI symptoms (e coli) while taking antibiotics based on a culture, if today the u test shows the infection  has decreased?

Pyelonephritis : If you have associated pyelonephritis - infections leads to kidney involvement - than it may take longer time to respond. Make sure mic level of abx against e. Coli and what dosage you taking. Please see infectious disease physician. ...Read more

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Kidney infection caused by e coli, taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). I still have the UTI problems, and awful headches. almost done taking my cipro (ciprofloxacin). ?

Kidney infection caused by e coli, taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). I still have the UTI problems, and awful headches. almost done taking my cipro (ciprofloxacin). ?

Reevaluation: See your doctor again to be re-evaluated. You need to make sure that the kidney infection has cleared completely. Generalized headaches are common when you are sick from other causes, especially if you are headache-prone. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between diabetes and UTI infection of e. Coli which is resistant to ciprofloxacin? What causes the resistance of the organism?

Is there a relation between diabetes and UTI infection of e. Coli which is resistant to ciprofloxacin? What causes the resistance of the organism?

Uti: certainly urinary tract infections are more common in diabetics. Resistance to certain antibiotics has very little to do with diabetes. Resistance has more to do with previous antibiotic exposure and possibly exposure to organisms potentially from other people which are resistant to antibiotics ...Read more

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Whats e coli in urinary tract infection?

Whats e coli in urinary tract infection?

Bacterial cause.: Urinary tract infections occur when pathogenic bacteria proliferate in the urine, causing inflammation in the urethra, bladder and sometimes the kidney. E. Coli is the most common cause, which is usually found in the colon but can contaminate the urine since the urethra and anus are in such close proximity. Infections are cleared with antibiotics, and should be confirmed by urine culture. ...Read more

Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more