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I've had multiple bladder infections and have taken antibiotics and been drinking cranberry juice. Is there something else that could be causing it?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Cause not addressed

Antibiotics alone isn't the panacea -no antibiotic will "get rid" of the infection meaningfully unless the underlying cause is addressed.
Otherwise, it will recur. A urological evaluation is needed in women if repeated infections occur (in men , it need happen only once) to determine if there is an anatomical or physiological problem that can be fixed- only then can antibiotics finish the job.

In brief: Cause not addressed

Antibiotics alone isn't the panacea -no antibiotic will "get rid" of the infection meaningfully unless the underlying cause is addressed.
Otherwise, it will recur. A urological evaluation is needed in women if repeated infections occur (in men , it need happen only once) to determine if there is an anatomical or physiological problem that can be fixed- only then can antibiotics finish the job.
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Several things

First you should urinate immediate before and after sex.
Only wear cotton underwear. Avoid tampons for a few months.

In brief: Several things

First you should urinate immediate before and after sex.
Only wear cotton underwear. Avoid tampons for a few months.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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