UTI hasen't resolved

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I had a UTI that progressed to kidney infection I'm on day 5 oral antibiotics who has any experience what's the usual recovery time for a kidney infection ??  

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    The answer to this depends on a few factors including what bacteria are involved. I would think that the antibiotics would need to be taken for at least 10 days followed by a repeat urine culture test.
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      Thanks for your reply 

      Well I'm not sure exactly which bacteria the Dr. never did mention it to me but he put me on Cefix antibiotic for a week and another antibiotic for 10 days I'm still feeling tired and in pain the symptoms obviously didnt resolve

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      surprisingly i just called my Dr. and the urine sample is clean of bacteria I'm thrilled aswell but my other tests revealed blood in urine and + bacteria and high ESR ..... I still feel the back pain what does that even mean ? 
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    Andrew is absolutely correct regarding strains of bacteria. You can ask your GP for a copy of the report but he should be doing follow up testing on your urine and possible bloods.

    I am in Hospital now for the second time in ten months with UTI and Kidney Infection. It took from November till the end of January before the correct Antibiotics could be found to control the infect. Watch out for them giving you Trimethoprim

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      ooh sorry to hear that ,,, that was pretty much a long tme 

      do you have any idea why it took them that long to figure out the correct antibiotic ?

      Today is day 6 and my back still hurts I'm just gonna finish my full course and go back to the doctor to figure out what's next 

      Thanks for ur reply

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