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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?

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?

Persistent fever: With uti- the bacteria may be resistant to the antibiotic he is taking. He needs to see his doctor again. Unless sensitivities came back from his initial work up- urine culture and sensitivity , then his doctor need to change his antibiotics. ...Read more

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


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What can I do to stop recurring UTI after three different antibiotic treatments ?

What can I do to stop recurring UTI after three different antibiotic treatments ?

Further evaluation: Can be a complicated issue. You need to discuss the reasons with a urologist. The bacteria involved may be difficult to treat, or there are structural urinary tract problems. Sometimes longer courses of suppressive antibiotics are helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop recurring UTI after three different antibiotic treatments did not work?

What can I do to stop recurring UTI after three different antibiotic treatments did not work?

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 more

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I regularly suffer from UTI even after taking antibiotics i.e.Clingen Forte. I am 46 yrs & my periods have also stopped since last two years.

I regularly suffer from UTI even after taking antibiotics i.e.Clingen Forte.  I am 46 yrs & my periods have also stopped since last two years.

GYN/pelvic exam: You must see a GYN for a comprehensive exam including pelvic, pAP, urine,and blood testing of female and thyroid hormones. You should also get a fasting blood sugar and a HgbA1c test to rule out polycystic ovaries (PCOS) ...Read more

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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?

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 (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and doxycyline, but possible. But more likely 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

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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.

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

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I need a antibiotic for a UTI?

I need a antibiotic for a UTI?

Usually: Antibiotics are usually prescribed for UTI's, as they can develop into potentially more serious problems such as kidney infections if left unchecked. In women, UTI's and vaginitis can both present with pain upon urination. However, as UTI's irritate the bladder muscle, women with UTI's usually feel an urgent need to urinate, while women with vaginitis do not. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics help my uti?

Culture will tell: Uti is diagnosed by doing a urine culture the test also indicates which antibiotics is best for whatever bacteria is causing your infection. ...Read more

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Do I need antibiotics for a uti?

YES: If you have a bacterial infection you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

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


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