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Why wont my bladder infections go away after takikng many antibotics?

Why wont my  bladder infections go away after takikng many antibotics?

Various reasons: Antibiotic failure may occur due to: insufficient dose & duration of antibiotic; drug-resistant bacteria present, non-bacterial infection with yeast or virus; presence of kidney or bladder stones; surgical hardware or kidney abscess causing persistent infection or drug interactions preventing absorption of the antibiotic. Other diseases can mimic UTI such as: interstitial cystitis & sterile pyuria. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Most common antibiotic given for bladder infection?

Most common antibiotic given for bladder infection?

Depends.: Depends upon who you ask. Various specialty groups make different recommendations, local resistance patterns and patient characteristics may modify the choice. Top three are probably nitrofurantoin, Ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin, and septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). All are potentially good choices. But there are many other good choices. If culture is done antibiotics may be tailored. ...Read more

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I am concern about my bladder infection . I had to courses of antibiotic already and still not better. It's feel like my bladder is going to falloff?

I am concern about my bladder infection . I had to courses of antibiotic  already and still not better. It's feel like my bladder is going to falloff?

Bladder Infection: Did you have urine culture done and do you know what is the organism and what antibiotics did you take and for how long.If you have symptoms and the cultures are negative than it could be non infectious condition like interstitial cystitis.You should consult a urologist. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the symptoms of a bladder infection to ease after starting an antibiotic?

How long does it take for the symptoms of a bladder infection to ease after starting an antibiotic?

After 24 - 48hrs: Syptoms should start to ease ; should be much easier, provided ur on the correct antibiotic to which the unfective bacteria are sensitive, after 3 days. ...Read more

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Is biaxin (clarithromycin) XL an antibiotic for bladder infections/uti's ?

Is biaxin (clarithromycin) XL an antibiotic for bladder infections/uti's ?

It can be: UTIs can be treated with a number of antibiotics, depending on the organism causing the infection and the resistance that organism has to antibiotics. Biaxin (clarithromycin) is one option that can treat some UTIs, but it is not the first line treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter is on a antibotic for a bladder infection and still peeing blood?

My daughter is on a antibotic for a bladder infection and still peeing blood?

Bladder Infection:: Anytime, we suspect an infection, we start a reasonable antibiotic, not waiting for culture results, as delay can do more harm. In case of uti, a dipstix urine test done in office; if abnormal, detail urine analysis, microscopy and culture ordered. Cx, sensitivity result take 48-72 hours. If different sensitivity, we change the antibiotic. Even with proper abx, it takes 2-5 days to get response. ...Read more

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I'm not sure, but should omincef antibiotic be used to treat a bladder infection?

Omnicef (cefdinir): This is an orally taken third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic which should probably be reserved for specific situations in which less broad spectrum drugs might not suffice. There are many drugs available that are less expensive, less likely to alter your normal flora, and just as likely to cure your bladder infection. ...Read more

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Can a bladder infection and antibiotic use interfere with your period?

Can a bladder infection and antibiotic use interfere with your period?

They shouldn't: Antibiotics should not interact with your period one way or the other. One concern with mixing antibiotics and birth control pills is that the antibiotics can change one's gut flora (bacteria) enough to effect the way the pill is absorbed and that can affect the period. The short answer is still, no. If your period remains delayed it would be worth a visit to the doctor ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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


Dr. William Harris
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Bladder Infection (Definition)

Cystitis is a condition where there is an inflammation or infection of the bladder. It is commonly caused by a urinary tract infection, and is often associated with pain during urination or sexual intercourse, ...Read more