Can recurrent UTI and frequent antibiotic treatment lead to super antibiotic-resistant utis?

Antibiotic resist. Yes. The increasingly common practice of treating "urinary tract infections" empirically without organism identification by culture and sensitivity is largely responsible for this. When treating empiically, one tends to prescribe the broadest spectrum antibiotics to cover all possibilities. Frequent use of these super antibiotics induces bacterial resistance to multiple antibiotics.
Yes. This is a problem with recurrent uti's....You can develop a painful condition call "interstitial cystitis". I would have your doctor culture your urine and treat with a daily antibiotic to stop your infections, then take a break from the meds. Go see your doc!

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Can recurrent uti/ antibiotic use cause ic? Is it normal to have slight pain/sensitivity during urination after treatment?

IC is not repeat UTI. Lower uti's are usually responsive to antibiotics, but recurrences are common. Other conditions besides infection can cause frequency and urinary discomfort; interstitial cystitis is only one of many. The hallmark of ic is visualization of 'glomerulation' on cystoscopy; however, ic may exists without seeing this. Potassium sensitivity test in the office can confirm. You do need a diagnosis. Read more...

I am caring for my mother, she has antibiotic resistant sepsis...Can I get it? I currently have a uti.

Depends. Where is her infection and do the doctors think it's contagious? Most sepsis occurs from bacteria that reside in us, but if you both had the same UTI you could also be at risk. Are you taking antibiotics for your uti? Read more...
Yes. You can definitely get it from your mother, and vice versa. Check your urine to see what bacteria are causing the uti, treat accordingly, and observe strict hygiene precautions when taking care of your mother such as hand washing after each contact, using gloves especially if she has wounds etc. Consult your doctor for a comprehensive list of what you should do. Read more...
No. Extremely unlikely for a healthy person to get by direct transmission the kind of bacteria you are talking about. Read more...

Experiencing recurrent utis following intercourse requiring antibiotic therapy, then developing vaginosis and yeast infections. How can I stop cycle?

Tricky problem. Many women have utis after intercourse. Bacteria gets pushed up into the urethra and bladder. You may help prevent this by urinating after you have sex, and drinking a lot of water. Antibiotics tend to predispose us to yeast infections. If the vagina is acidic (low ph), you will tend to get fewer yeast infections - and will be less likely to get bacterial vaginosis. Ask your doc about boric acid! Read more...
Frequent UTI's. To prevent a UTI after intercourse, try to go to the bathroom and urinate as soon as possible after having sex. Woman get more uti's than men due to their having a shorter urethra make a UTI easier to acquire. Urinating after sex has the urine flush away any bacteria and will prevent them from getting to your bladder, avoiding a uti. Good luck. Read more...
See below. Take a prophylactic antibiotic dose before intercourse. Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 80/400 mg or Norfloxacin 200 mg before intercourse are often used to prevent honeymoon cystitis. Use high dose probiotic like vsl#3. With over 100 billion probiotic per capsule. Read more...

What is best antibiotic for treatment of uti?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Bactrim. Best antibiotic depends upon the causative organism (bacteria). Most utis are due to e. Coli and most utis will respond to a short course of cipro, (ciprofloxacin) bactrim, or macrodantin. The latter sterilizes the urine ANS is great for lower urinary tract infections ie cystitis, but not good where good tissues are require as for pyelonephritis(kidney infection) i deally urine should be cultured before treatment. Read more...
Depends. Selecting the most effective antibiotics depends upon the organism(bacterium) isolated from properly collected urine sample. Given the multiplicity of causative organism in urinary tract infections and antibiotic resistance bacteria develop, there is no panacea. Read more...

Frequent UTI. After amox treatment 1000-9000 cfu/ml of gram positive cocci isolated. Md did not prescribe any antibiotic afterwards. Should redo test?

Ask your doctor... First, one has to make sure that the urine was collected properly without contamination, and second, do you have UTI-related surnary symptoms? If yes, have you felt better in voiding in 1-3 days after taking Amox? And in general, a colony count of < 100,000 cfu/ml is considered not clinically significant. More? Ask Dr or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC as keycode to log in. Read more...

Having UTI on and off for over a year, just finished a six week antibiotic treatment, and there's still blood in urine. Now dealing with hemorrhoids?

Culture. If you just finished six weeks of treatment and still have blood in the urine you should look for an alternative diagnosis . However , first get a urine culture as you may have a resistant bug. Read more...
See urologist. Time to see if you have chronic urine reflux. Visit you friendly neighbor hood urologist, may need small procedure (antireflux) Read more...