Urine infection

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I've got another urine infection. Went to the doctors again this week for another urine infection was given anti bio. Was given ciprofloxacin but was told I couldn't have it again if I had another infection. Why is this ? Burning has gone but still have tummy and lower back ache. Also feeling really tired. My tummy is also bloated. Only have 2 more tablets to take. So fed up. 

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    I think you should ask for a referral to a good urologist who I'm sure will answer your questions.
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    Last night I finished ten days of Macrobid for a "pretty significant" UTI.  This cycle started after five days of Cipro (two day lag before symptoms started again).  From everything I've read and been told about Cipro, it's a good thing you aren't going to take it again.  The Cipro made me feel awful (and the Macrobid wasn't exactly fun since it gave me antibiotic diarhea).  I'm just adopting a wait and pray period for the next few days that the Macrobid has done the job (I stopped having blood in my urine last Wednesday - always my first sign, followed closely by the backache and painful urination).  Good luck and if your UTI comes back quickly, you might want to make an appointment with a good Urologist.  I'm going to if mine makes a fast turn around.
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    I'm a 24 year old female and constantly get bladder and kidney infections (I self catheterise so unfortunately this causes a higher risk of infection).

    Of course I don't exactly know why your Dr has suggested you wouldn't get it next time but it will be a valid reason, just finish your prescription and if your problems persist your Dr will have to look at another option if necessary.

    There could be many reasons why you've not to continue on this antibiotic, it could be due to resistance, the type of infection you have, or the harm it'll do continuing to take. I for one have experienced this.

    Antibiotics are life savers, it's important that they're available to us and not over used. I was on antibiotics for pretty much 4 months and as you'll know, the drugs main goal is to kill as much bacteria as possible. The problem is, this means it kills off "good" and "bad" bacteria.

    Normally the good bacteria keeps the bad in check, if there becomes an imbalance you can become seriously ill.

    I ended up suffering from clostridium difficile that left me with an inflamed bowel, something I need to treat for the rest of my life. So although antibiotics are important, I know Dr's need to make decisions when is most appropriate to prescribe them and to be careful they don't do more harm that good.

    I do really hope you get better without any further problems. Have you tried drinking cranberry juice and of course plenty of fluids? Help your body flush anything out that shouldn't be there.

    Feel better soon 😘 keep us updated.

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    Hi Linda I went to a urologist though I couldn't stand her personality I will say this she has limited my problem to kidney stones and also a fibroid and irritable colon.i suggest very strongly that you find a Doctor Who can pinpoint the problem and stop taking those antibiotics which will do no good you should get a cystoscope and let them get to what's really up or down there I should say the problem you're having is that you're probably not going to a very competent doctor if you did I would just find one certainly who can pinpoint again pinpoint and stop giving you a bunch of garbage about the fact that you know you're not in other words you're not getting any relief something is could be wrong so get your self scoped yes that's how it's referred.
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    Hi Linda, I see a lot of replies are being moderated at the moment - maybe because of links or complaints - not sure.  All I would say is you're probably right to be cautious about the Cipro - please read up on it.  There is a thread on this site started by the Moderator titled Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome.  There are useful addresses on the thread plus a good discussion with lots of info from people who suffer from it. 

    I'm not saying you will have a problem from your course of Cipro but forewarned is forearmed.  Sometimes doctors put too much faith in an 'all-round' antibiotic, when a proper diagnosis and a more specialist antibiotic would be better.  They say over-prescribing is leading to bacterial resistance to antibiotics, so surely it's better to make sure the AB is right first time.

    Good luck!

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    linda I think you should see a urologist as I said before. They undertake over 10 years training to give the best advice and remember in the UK consultants in urology and urogynaecology and monitored more closely than any other specialty so do your homework and you'll find a good urologist in your area. Look for someone who has undertaken research and teaches in urology as well. If you're unsure send me a personal message and I can check for you. You also have a right under the NHS to request a 2nd opinion.

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