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Pregnant w enterococcus UTI greater than 100, 000. Antibiotics necessary? Macrobid good choice? Causes of enterococcus? 

Pregnant w enterococcus UTI greater than 100, 000. Antibiotics necessary? Macrobid good choice? Causes of enterococcus? 

Yes: Yes... Would reccomend treatment... Antibiotic of choice depends on culture and what it is sensitive to... Comes from poor hygiene and wiping stool into vaginal area and or rectal sex. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How to avoid recurrent vaginal yeast infection in women with rheumatic fever taking secondary prophylactic antibiotic a lifetime?

How to avoid recurrent vaginal yeast infection in women with rheumatic fever taking secondary prophylactic antibiotic a lifetime?

Probiotics: Our body has more good bacteria than normal cells. Antibiotics destroy the bad as well as these good bacteria. If you have to take antibiotics for life (i have never heard of that for rf) then you must take high quality high dose probiotics. ...Read more

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Have a uti. Which antibiotic is safest for heart patients? Bactrum or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Have a uti. Which antibiotic is safest for heart patients? Bactrum or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Both: They're both safe for heart patients. If you request the generic form, both are very inexpensive. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infection for more then 3 months treated with 3 different antibiotics twice with cipro (ciprofloxacin) still pain?

Urinary tract infection for more then 3 months treated with 3 different antibiotics twice with cipro (ciprofloxacin) still pain?

See a urologist: If you have had these symptoms for this long and aren't getting better it is time to see a urologist to find out why. It could be a resistant bacteria and a culture of your urine would tell what will kill it or there could be a stone or an anatomic reason for this. Hope you feel better fast. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic i'm taking for a UTI prevent conception?

Can the antibiotic i'm taking for a UTI prevent conception?

No: Commonly used antibiotics for UTI don't stop you from getting pregnant. In fact, some women on birth control pills get pregnant when they take antibiotics as antibiotics can affect birth control pill effectiveness. ...Read more

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I have a sinus & bladder infection, antibiotics-cipro, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & doxy are not helping. what's next?

I have a sinus & bladder infection, antibiotics-cipro, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & doxy are not helping. what's next?

?????????: Are you using all these antibiotics all at once or one after the other. Has any cultures been done to determine what the bug is really sensitive to? That will usually take care of this problem unless you got another infection unrelated to the previous one . hope you feel better ...Read more

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Can you take cephalexin with azo standard (phenazopyridine) for a urinary tract infection?

Can you take cephalexin with azo standard (phenazopyridine) for a urinary tract infection?

Yes. Once you've: been diagnosed with a UTI, you can take ago standard for a few days until the symptoms go away. Keep in mind that azo doesn't treat the infection itself. If you take it before you see a doctor, it can prevent us from getting an accurate reading from a urine dipstick screening test for infection but shouldn't interfere with a urine culture. ...Read more

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Pregnant with a urinary tract infection. No symptoms. Need meds?

Pregnant with a urinary tract infection. No symptoms. Need meds?

Yes, antibiotics: Consult your OB dr. Will likely get a urine culture and prescribe an antibiotic safe to use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Experiencing recurrent utis following intercourse requiring antibiotic therapy, then developing vaginosis and yeast infections. How can I stop cycle?

Frequent UTI's: To prevent a UTI after intercourse, try to go to the bathroom and urinate as soon as possible after having sex. Woman get more uti's than men due to their having a shorter urethra make a UTI easier to acquire. Urinating after sex has the urine flush away any bacteria and will prevent them from getting to your bladder, avoiding a uti. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will taking Azo yeast infection pills while pregnant harm the baby? I take these for utis.

Azo aren't for yeast: Azo are not yeast infection pills. They are used to reduce bladder spasms. They don't treat utis but are used to help with symptoms while antibiotics can kick in. It's best to check in with your OB if you're having bladder trouble. A bladder infection that's untreated during pregnancy can spread to the kidney and possibly cause preterm birth. ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant. will taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus infection put me at risk for bacterial vaginosis?

34 weeks pregnant. will taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus infection put me at risk for bacterial vaginosis?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a Class B Agent so is reasonably safe. Taking any antibiotics can alter the normal microbes in your vagina killing some and causing others to overgrow. BV is normal flora which could overgrow if the normal lactobacillus is killed but it is more likely to result in a yeast infection. Perhaps you should try nasal saline. It will not cause problems and may relieve sinusitis. ...Read more

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UTI first treated with Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) 1 week later diagnosed with MRSA infection in groin area treated with Bactrim. UTI is back, could it be MRSA related?

UTI first treated with Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) 1 week later diagnosed with MRSA infection in groin area treated with Bactrim. UTI is back, could it be MRSA related?

It certainly could: be MRSA, though Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) if it worked for the groin cellulitis should also have worked well for the UTI. Go get a urine culture done at the MD office and get targeted therapy instead of just empiric antibiotics. You need a culture result. ...Read more

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I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to treat e. Coli bacteria found on vaginal culture. Readings say that bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not effective to treat bv. Am i wasting time?

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I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to treat e. Coli bacteria found on vaginal culture. Readings say that bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not effective to treat bv. Am i wasting time?

Maybe (not) . . .: Hmmm . . . Bv or bacterial vaginosis isn't caused by e coli nor is it treated by bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Best to go back to prescribing doctor for clarification & possible re-evaluation. Perhaps you were prescribed Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for bladder infection (UTI) found on urine culture. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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. 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