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UTI versus a yeast infection

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I was very sick for 8 weeks with a sinus infection and put on 2 different antibiotics. The last one was Leviquin. I was on it for 2 weeks. I have been off for a couple of weeks but am now experiencing symptoms of a UTI but the burning or uncomfortable feeling is not when I urinate but the pressure after. I also have urinary frequency.

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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago
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Hello,

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

A long course of antibiotics may cause yeast infection. But instead of bladder (termed cystitis); vagina is more commonly involved as it changes the normal bacterial flora of the area. So there is a white vaginal discharge from vagina (cottage cheese like / vaginitis). So if you do not have this symptom; it is likely to be a bladder infection (with the frequency and pressure after urination which are not uncommon symptoms). This cystitis (bladder infection; can be bacterial, which is far commoner or yeast which is not usual) can be confirmed by;

1) Urine culture for the pyogenic bacteria

2) Urine culture for yeast.

That would determine the further course of treatment.

Meanwhile following measures would be helpful:

a) Probiotics

b) Cranberry juice

c) Plenty of liquids.

d) Pyridium / Azo; which needs to be taken for three days; is available over the counter and would resolve your symptoms.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago

Since you had been off from the antibiotic for two weeks; your present symptoms may not be related to it. This can be an independent UTI. So as we discussed; you may get a urine exam and a culture for substantiation of the diagnosis. Apart from the measures we had discussed you may avoid caffeine and alcohol drinks, meanwhile.

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