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Uti After Antibiotics
My husband is diagnosed with uti. After taking antibiotics prescribed by his doctor for 4 days, he still has persistent fever. He's taking paracetamol?
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
Verify UTI diagnosis: Most important thing is to verify that you have been truly having recurrent utis as there are other urinary conditions that can mimic the same symptoms. Though a urinalysis can be suggestive, often misleading. Urine culture required to verify. If DX of recurrent UTI is correct, recommend urological evaluation to determine cause. Daily low-dose antibiotic for 6-12 weeks a common treatment option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Still have uti after two different antibiotic treatments? Batrim & Doxycycline. Lots of lower pelvic pain .ct was all clear. Why won't this go away?
Probably not UTI: UTI bacteria can be resistant to a wide range of antibiotics. It would be unusual for it to be resistant to both Bactrim and doxycyline, but possible. But more likely that something other than UTI is causing your symptoms, and UTI doesn't usually cause pelvic pain. Colitis? Fallopian tube infection (PID, if at risk for STD)?. Appendicitis? Diverticulitis? Return to doc or get 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Is it possible to get another UTI 4 days after finishing antibiotics? I was tested 6 days ago & infection free. Have urge pain & some frequency today.
UTI: Did your practitioner do a urine culture? Depending on the culture's sensitivity and the duration of therapy, you may need to have a different medication. See your practitioner again for another urine culture to be sure, and try not to take any over the counter medication for painful urination like azo, this can alter urine results for utis. ...Read more
After a 3 day followed by a 5 day antibiotic and still immediate return of uti, should there be a concern?
See below: This antibiotic failure suggests the infecting organism is resistant to the antibiotic or that the antibiotic was given in inadequate dosage, was not well absorbed or was given for too short a duration. It is also possible that there is an infection stone in the kidney or ureter or that there is some other abnormality of the urinary tract. Have a urine c&s done and get a renal/bladder ultrasound. ...Read more
How long does it take to feel better after starting antibiotic for a UTI? I've taken 2 so far and don't feel better yet.
UTI: There are many reasons for failure of therapy with uti, and would need more info to answer you specifically. The antibiotic you are using may not be effective against the bacteria you have, you may have infection in a location in the urinary tract that cannot be reached by the antibiotic. You may be becoming reinfected in some other fashion. See an infectious diseases expert for evaluation. ...Read more
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