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How soon after finishing my anitibiotics for a urinary tract infection can I have sex?

How soon after finishing my anitibiotics for a urinary tract infection can I have sex?

I believe anytime: Unless there is a specific issue with your condition, the type of antibiotic you are using or some very unusual problem, taking antibiotics should not preclude one from having intercourse. If a vaginal or penile condom is used, i cannot think of a reason otherwise. Take the antibiotics as prescribed and take care of yourself. See your doctor otherwise (call or return to clinic). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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How soon after I finish my anitibiotics for a urinary tract infection can I have sex again?

How soon after I finish my anitibiotics for a urinary tract infection can I have sex again?

When you feel like : It. Just be on the lookout for a recurrence so that you may treat it promptly if it happens. ...Read more

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How long does it take a urinary tract infection to reach the kidneys?

How long does it take a urinary tract infection to reach the kidneys?

Variable: It depends on the nature of the bacteria, the persons immunity, the persons anatomy of the bladder and the ureters, and the persence of absence of stones. Of course, the trend of the symptoms of infection may predict if getting worse. Also, loin pain and fever will suggest kidney involvement. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a UTI (urinary tract infection) to show positive on a urine culture?

How long does it take for a UTI (urinary tract infection) to show positive on a urine culture?

It may not!: A urinary tract infection is a clinical diagnosis, and doesn't necessarily hinge on a positive urine culture. However, typical bacteria associated with uti's will test positive within 24hr. Cultures help in choosing the most appropriate antibiotic.However, keep in mind some microbes cannot be cultured, or aren't routinely cultured (e.g. Ureaplasma, chlamydia) - but can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the symptoms of a urinary tract infection to disappear?

How long does it take for the symptoms of a urinary tract infection to disappear?

36 -72 hours: Provided bacteria causing UTI are sensitive to the antibiotic prescribed. Hence advice to have a urine culture done when UTI is diagnosed to insure that you are on the correct antibiotic. Symptoms can persists for weeks or months if not on or on wrong antibiotic. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how long it takes your urinary tract infection to reach the kidneys?

Could you tell me how long it takes your urinary tract infection to reach the kidneys?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. In general, a bladder infection should not ascend to the kidneys unless there is an anatomic abnormality with the ureters. (reflux). ...Read more

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What to take for a urinary tract infection and for how long?

See your doctor: You need prescription medication for treatment of urinary infection and your doctor will advise you on the type of medication and duration of treatment. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a urinary tract infection to develop?

How long is it supposed to it take for a urinary tract infection to develop?

See below: Hours to days depending on the type and quantity of the organism and the overall health of the host. ...Read more

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My boyfried just got over a UTI (urinary tract infection). How long is it contagious?

Noncontagious unless: he has a gonoccal (gonorrhea) or chlamydial UTI. Most UTIs are due to E. coli bacteria or other gram -ve organisms which are not contagious. ...Read more

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Can I take ofloxacin for a urinary tract infection, I have 200mg pills?

Can I take ofloxacin for a urinary tract infection, I have 200mg pills?

Probably: Ofloxacin is an antibiotic that would typically be effective in a urinary tract infection. The usual dose would be 200-400 mg twice daily for about 5 days. As with any potential infection, the best way to determine proper treatment is to get a culture and sensitivity test on the urine. If you self treat, it would be best to get a urine culture in about 2 weeks to prove you were cured. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more