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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
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
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: Recurrent urinary infection may be a serious problem. Appropriate and sometimes prolonged treatment is needed. ...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
How long does it take for a uti infection to spread to my kidneys? Bactiria is identified as e coli.. No kidney stones identified.
Well : It's unknown Could be sudden or maybe never occur ...Read more
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
UTI caused by E.coli: E. Coli are the most common bacteria and normal inhabitants of the large bowel. These bacteria often reach the bladder, most commonly in females, where they can multiply & cause an infection. Hence advice for women to wipe front to back, and empty bladder after sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If an e coli urinary tract infection showed to be susceptive to norfloxacine, why did the doctor prescribed me ofloxacine, i feel its not working.
Depends on cause: Some women get one e.Coli UTI after another related to sexual exposures for this void after intercourse and take one pill of an antimicrobials. Some get recurrent utis from structural issues such as strictures or bladder diverticula. Some have stones which make it difficult to eradicate the bug without removing the stone or stones. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Those that should be effective against e coli include bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, etc. However, a urine culture will confirm which antibiotics are likely to work against that specific strain of e coli. Once the doctor has that info, he or she will typically de-escalate the antibiotic. ...Read more
E. Coli treatment: The treatment is with antibiotics. Most e. Coli infections are effectively treated with levaquin (levofloxacin). Ask your doctor if this antibiotic is effective in your case. If not, the urine culture results will dictate the antibiotic you need to cure this. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: But that is a rather unusual combination of antibiotics for a UTI caused by a single strain of bacteria. Check with your doctor and make certain that is what they want you to take and find out why. If they do not have a good answer get a second opinion. See an infectious diseases expert. There are many in chicago. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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