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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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Dr. James Lin
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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


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For 4 months i have uti and im taking lots of antibiotics all doesnt work. I had a bit if yellow discharge and i pee more than 10x a day.What can i do?

For 4 months i have uti and im taking lots of antibiotics all doesnt work. I had a bit if yellow discharge and i pee more than 10x a day.What can i do?

Probably not a UTI: There are many causes of urinary pain and frequent urination. A common cause is bacterial infection (UTI) but when antibiotics do not improve symptoms, you either have an antibiotic-resistant infection (would be shown on urine culture) or the cause is simply not a bacteria. It's too involved to describe here, but try looking up "Bladder pain syndrome," to see if it describes what you are feeling ...Read more

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Will this antibiotic work for my UTI even though i was already on it once and it didn't work? I am 9 weeks pregnant and I have a uti. I was put on nitrofurantoin mono/mac 100mg twice a day for 7 days. I felt better for a few days, but the infection return

Be : Be confident that your doctor is doing the right thing. The urine culture that was done shows which antibiotics will work and which will not against the bacteria that is causing the infection. If you were put on Nitrofurantoin again then I am sure the culture showed that the bacteria was sensitive to it. Recurrent uti's are very common in pregnancy, and the fact that you took the antibiotic before does not mean it will not work this time. If you need more reassurance or explanation don't hesitate to contact your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I have uti with bit of yellow discharge for 4months now.. I drink alot of antibiotics this past 4 months but doesnt work. What shall i do?

I have uti with bit of yellow discharge for 4months now.. I drink alot of antibiotics this past 4 months but doesnt work. What shall i do?

Not just UTI: UTIs don't cause vaginal discharge. Whether or not you have had a UTI, probably you also have some sort of vaginal or cervical infection. Many such infections do not respond to the usual antibiotics used for UTI. See a doctor or clinic, preferably one who understands genital infections. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have uti,pain urination and yellow discharge for 4months now been taking lots of antibiotics but doesnt work. Where shall i go urologist or gyne?

I have uti,pain urination and yellow discharge for 4months now been taking lots of antibiotics but doesnt work. Where shall i go urologist or gyne?

Here are some...: If the outcome of Rx fails to meet its expectation, always think either Rx being effective or Dx being inaccurate. Generally speaking, to sort the health-related things out rightly has not to be that hard by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html and the articles listed in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter.html. ...Read more

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I have been on antibiotic for 1 1/2 days for severe uti. How long does it take for antibiotics to work?

I have been on antibiotic for 1 1/2 days for severe uti. How long does it take for antibiotics to work?

Within a day: Great question. Since uti's are painful, effective therapy can alleviate this symptom within a day. However, other symptoms, depending on the severity of infection, may take up to a week (fever, malaise) or so to abate (eg.Flank pain).If symptoms smolder, inform your prescriber immedately- antibiotics may need to be adjusted. Hopefully, a urine culture was intially done to guide antibiotic choice. ...Read more

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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