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Urinary Infection 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
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
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
No: Please see your doctor for a proper treatment and to prevent damage to your kidneys. ...Read more
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
Can I use uro vaxom during an e coli resistant urinary infection while taking 400 mg ofloxacin per day
Yes: It will help relieve some of the discomfort you have. Feel better soon. ...Read more
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?
Kidney infection caused by e coli, taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). I still have the UTI problems, and awful headches. almost done taking my cipro (ciprofloxacin). ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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