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I have been taking medication for a UTI for over two weeks.. The pain is a lot worse and it isnt clearing up. What could that mean?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: UTI symptoms

A woman with UTI symptoms that don't quickly clear up with a standard urinary antibiotic should see a gyn specialist.
There are resistant bacteria strains that can be detected on a urine culture and other conditions that can be diagnosed by exam.

In brief: UTI symptoms

A woman with UTI symptoms that don't quickly clear up with a standard urinary antibiotic should see a gyn specialist.
There are resistant bacteria strains that can be detected on a urine culture and other conditions that can be diagnosed by exam.
Dr. Michael Swor
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Dr. James Krick
Urology

In brief: Cystitis

Either you don't have a UTI as the cause of your symptoms or you have a bacteria resistant to the antibiotic you've been taking.
Either way, i would encourage you to see a urologist for further evaluation.

In brief: Cystitis

Either you don't have a UTI as the cause of your symptoms or you have a bacteria resistant to the antibiotic you've been taking.
Either way, i would encourage you to see a urologist for further evaluation.
Dr. James Krick
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Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Something else

Antibiotics for a UTI should resolve symptoms if the pain is UTI related.
Sometimes an antibiotic will not be the right one for that particular bacteria: a urine culture can clarify this, if you haven't already had that done. Other things that can cause similar pain include endometriosis, some stds, a bleeding ovarian cyst, or other bladder disorders. See a gynecologist for an exam.

In brief: Something else

Antibiotics for a UTI should resolve symptoms if the pain is UTI related.
Sometimes an antibiotic will not be the right one for that particular bacteria: a urine culture can clarify this, if you haven't already had that done. Other things that can cause similar pain include endometriosis, some stds, a bleeding ovarian cyst, or other bladder disorders. See a gynecologist for an exam.
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