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Ten-day course of Cipro for UTI?

I was recently diagnosed with a UTI at an urgent care clinic. The PA (I did not see an MD or NP) prescribed a ten-day course of cipro to treat it (500mg, twice a day, for 10 days). That seems excessive to me (though I will take the full course of antibiotics as prescribed). Is such a long course of antibiotics commonly prescribed for UTIs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2014 - 13 answers

Antibiotic-related thrush or just itchy?

I am on antibiotics for a UTI. My vulva feels itchy and uncomfortable, but it isn't swollen or red, and I have no discharge. Could this be thrush? Should I self-medicate with Canesten or wait until I can see my GP after the bank holiday weekend (Tuesday at the earliest, in reality later)? [more inside]
posted by fanlight on May 2, 2014 - 9 answers

My cat-wizard pees crystals. Cheapest food to make him stop?

Alternatives to Royal Canin SO wet cat food? [more inside]
posted by Luminiferous Ether on Mar 13, 2014 - 18 answers

Dealing with UTI symptoms

I've been to two doctors including one urologist and I'm trying to figure what is going on. [more inside]
posted by antgly on Aug 1, 2013 - 9 answers

Do I have to keep my cat on a prescription diet for life?

Kitty recently had a UTI and the vet seems to want him on prescription food for life. The thing is, my cats hate the food and so do I. Is this necessary? Additional ask about urine test results and red blood cells inside. [more inside]
posted by amycup on Jun 12, 2013 - 27 answers

Is it possible this GP is wrong about a UTI?

Is my partner's GP missing something here? UTI vs. chlamydia details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2012 - 6 answers

e coli ESBL+ urinary infection

After multiple knee surgeries, my mom was just diagnosed with e coli ESBL+ infection. [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Apr 12, 2012 - 6 answers

I have an issue with a UTI... on a Mac.

My Macs have decided suddenly to merge the information on two kinds of files into a single file listing. As I use separate programs for these, switching back and forth is really not an option, and manually setting things is going to eventually drive me crazy. Help! [more inside]
posted by mephron on Mar 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Cat with a UTI and possibly stones?

My 3 year old female cat (DSH) is having urinary issues. We are on day 9 of antibiotics for a UTI (she had no crystals on her UA)and she is not improving. She will be going to the vet for a recheck soon, but I'd really like to hear other people's experiences with UTIs and bladder stones in cats. Does anyone recommend a particular supplement like cranberry? Should I ask the veterinarian to culture her urine for the right antibiotic? Money is in short supply, but I LOVE my cat and will do whatever it takes to get her better. [more inside]
posted by biograd08 on Mar 23, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me find a urologist. A nice one, please.

MeFites of Los Angeles (and environs), can you recommend a good female urologist? [more inside]
posted by corey flood on Dec 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Cat can't a go go

I'm pretty sure my female cat has a urinary tract infection -- she's dragging her butt, licking herself all the time, going to the litter box a lot, etc. I'm going to take her to the vet, but I'm having trouble finding one that's open on Sundays. Is it okay for this to wait until Monday or should I go to an emergency animal hospital?
posted by The Lamplighter on Oct 15, 2011 - 16 answers

Can UTI = Pregnancy?

Can a UTI be an early sign of pregnancy? (Possibly NSFW) [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Sep 12, 2011 - 11 answers

omfg i hate peeing

I recently started getting UTIs and bladder inflammation after every weekend I go to see my boyfriend and have sex with him. I need some guidance so I know what kinds of questions to ask my doctor, 'cause I am damn tired of needing to pee in pain every 10 goddamn seconds. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Jul 27, 2011 - 65 answers

Big Trouble in Little Bladder

Aaaaaaaaaargh! Doggy UTI! Please give me your advice for right now, and in the future. [more inside]
posted by taz on May 21, 2011 - 19 answers

YANAD/YANMD – Was I mis-diagnosed?

Last Thursday and Friday I had really bad pain in my back on the right side, in the middle – just about where the ribcage ends. I had a low-grade fever on Friday evening. On Saturday morning I decided that the pain was bad enough to necessitate a trip to an Urgent Care facility, as my doctor does not have weekend hours. [more inside]
posted by sleepykitties on Apr 26, 2011 - 11 answers

What to do when you're concerned but the doctor isn't?

Should I be worried about my split urine stream and side pain, even though my urologist isn't? [more inside]
posted by plaintiff6r on Apr 13, 2011 - 14 answers

Will new insurance cover UTI treatment?

Will an insurance company cover a UTI and/or bacterial infection possibly acquired before getting insurance? What if these infections are recurrent over the past 12 months, but the treatments have been paid for out of pocket? [more inside]
posted by Tres on Jan 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Ow. Hospital?

Is this pain really a UTI? Should I go to the ER? [more inside]
posted by lriG rorriM on Dec 16, 2010 - 29 answers

It doesn't even burn.

Why do I feel like peeing every 5 minutes? [obviously TMI] [more inside]
posted by apophenia on Dec 16, 2010 - 38 answers

Need to know what this pain is that isn't a UTI or STD?

Asking for a friend. YNMD but the tests are back and it's not a UTI or an STD? What could it be? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Dec 2, 2010 - 7 answers

What positions are less likely to cause a UTI?

I'm prone to UTIs after intercourse. What sex positions are less likely to cause UTIs? (NSFW) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2010 - 24 answers

A month a year with a UTI is too much!

More help with recurrent UTIs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2010 - 13 answers

Magic mushrooms? Maybe?

Does anyone have any experience with/can anyone point me towards information about using polyporus umbellatus extract to treat/prevent recurrent UTIs? More/relevant info inside. [more inside]
posted by you zombitch on Nov 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Is my doctor incompetent or do I have multiple conditions?

Is my doctor incompetant? I thought it was a UTI, he thinks it's a fungal infection, oh and also herpes and chlamydia depending on when you ask him. What gives? (slight amount of gross). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2010 - 12 answers

I'm burning up inside!

[Potential TMI and NSFW Filter] I'd like some advice on preventing UTIs. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2010 - 42 answers

UTI + International Beer Fest: Yay or Nay?

I'm 99% sure I've got a UTI (had one before, have all the same symptoms now), but I can't see my doctor until Monday. I'm not on antibiotics. Is it a horrible idea for me to drink copious amounts of beer tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by pecanpies on Jun 18, 2010 - 26 answers

what happened to me in the womb?

what happened to me in the womb? like Rh factor, but not. [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Apr 2, 2010 - 4 answers

UTI + menstruation = stuck in the tub for 10 days?

I am in serious pain with a supposed UTI. Any suggestions on ways for me to get through this without losing my mind? Waiting to get culture back from hospital, my symptoms are not typical. Scared it's something worse... [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Feb 22, 2010 - 37 answers

How can I help my cat with a UTI?

I think my cat has a UTI. Is there anything I can do until I can get her to the vet? [more inside]
posted by apricot on Sep 19, 2009 - 6 answers

UTI + discharge?

Urinary tract infection? (potential TMI filter) [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Mar 11, 2009 - 18 answers

Is there anything wrong with a butch bitch... and other peepee questions

My girl lifts her leg to pee sometimes, she also "marks". Does we haz a problem? My inclination is "no" ... but my vet seems unsettled about it. [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 26, 2008 - 18 answers

How worried should I be?

I know you're not my doctor. I had a UTI diagnosed today -- neglected to mention that when I've wiped, the tissue has occasionally (read: 3 times today) come away a very, very pale pink. Pee is normal colored. Am I bleeding? Should I go to the ER? I took my first antibiotic a few hours ago, FWIW.
posted by coppermoss on Nov 5, 2008 - 11 answers

UTIs, sex and alcohol

Questions about drinking and sexing before a UTI is completely treated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Is more than cipro needed for this UTI/kidney thing?

Starting to freak out about whether a UTI has spread to my kidney, and whether the antibiotics I have are enough. Supposed to be on a LONG plane ride in a day to a place where I don't speak the language and may not get good medical care. Help please? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2008 - 17 answers

What's up with my weirdo kitten?

A couple of questions from a new cat owner. [more inside]
posted by sunimplodes on Aug 28, 2008 - 19 answers

Festive Red Colouring - Not always a "Good Thing"

Cipro or Christmas Tree causing the Red Itchies? [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb on Dec 5, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I deal with the depression stemming from a really bad year?

I have been beset by crappy luck and chronic health problems in the past year. It's been extremely stressful, worsened by the fact these very health problems prevent me from employing my normal methods of dealing with stress. I'm spiraling quickly downward into mood-swings and depression and I don't know what to do. How did you deal with your stressful periods? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2007 - 25 answers

Not-so-LOLcat

How do I prevent future urinary tract infections in my male (neutered, indoor) cat? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Sep 28, 2007 - 11 answers

Are antibiotics the only cure for an UTI?

Can an UTI go away on its own without treatment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2007 - 35 answers

Cunnilingus and UTI: must it be so?

My girlfriend gets an UTI after almost every time I go down on her. Help us save our sex lives! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2007 - 22 answers

I'm tilted!

[Girlie filter] I'm tilted! [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Jan 25, 2007 - 20 answers

Help with recurrent UTIs?

Recurrent urinary tract infections. [more inside]
posted by heatherann on Oct 13, 2005 - 38 answers

antibiotic dangers

Medical question: How dangerous is taking unprescribed antibiotics? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2005 - 26 answers

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