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My dad is age 70. He has left flank pain, blood in urine, constipation. His pcp prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) even tho urinalysis came back neg for wbc.Help!?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
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In brief: See a urologist.

For now, i would not discontinue the medication as prescribed, as there might be other information that indicates infection.
Hopefully a urine culture was sent, which will confirm the diagnosis. Blood in the urinary tract should be evaluated, however, and i recommend seeing a urologist who can perform a full evaluation with history, physical exam, and urine testing.

In brief: See a urologist.

For now, i would not discontinue the medication as prescribed, as there might be other information that indicates infection.
Hopefully a urine culture was sent, which will confirm the diagnosis. Blood in the urinary tract should be evaluated, however, and i recommend seeing a urologist who can perform a full evaluation with history, physical exam, and urine testing.
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