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Mom 87 had ben in nurse hm thy don't change pads enuf was jus in hosp 4 bad UTI how oft shud they change this is not 1st tim in hosp 4 this prob 3x now?
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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Common
It's common to have recurrent utis in elderly women, and there are many causes (don't lose hope!): incontinence, diarrhea, poor hygiene (all leading to reinfection); inappropriate treatment (wrong antibiotics, fistula/uterine infection) are common.
Every urinalysis should have a urine culture done, to check for resistant bacteria. Check w doctor, and strongly consider urology consult.

In brief: Common
It's common to have recurrent utis in elderly women, and there are many causes (don't lose hope!): incontinence, diarrhea, poor hygiene (all leading to reinfection); inappropriate treatment (wrong antibiotics, fistula/uterine infection) are common.
Every urinalysis should have a urine culture done, to check for resistant bacteria. Check w doctor, and strongly consider urology consult.
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Has Mom had workup?
Your mom may not empty bladder with voiding, can be checked with post void ultrasound scan.
Hospital & some nursing homes have bladder scanners. She may have an infected bladder or kidney stone which could continue to seed utis. Also consider discussing advisability of long-term antibiotic prophylaxis, with her dr., to prevent utis.

In brief: Has Mom had workup?
Your mom may not empty bladder with voiding, can be checked with post void ultrasound scan.
Hospital & some nursing homes have bladder scanners. She may have an infected bladder or kidney stone which could continue to seed utis. Also consider discussing advisability of long-term antibiotic prophylaxis, with her dr., to prevent utis.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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