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Male 56...Had a bad UTI 2 weeks ago. Cleared with cipro. Off

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Male 56...Had a bad UTI 2 weeks ago. Cleared with cipro. Off the cipro now for 2 days.
Tested 15 days ago was pos at walk in clinic for E coli
Some weak stream and messy stream
all resolved tho until......
I Saw a urologist today and he was mildly concerned it was caused by a stricture and wanted to take a wait and see before going further.
I left concerned about it!
Went home and then suddenly 3 hours later (4 hours ago) my urine started to have a very mild burning sensation to it again for the first time since the cipro cleared me 2 weeks ago.
Its a 3 day holiday weekend starting
Should I run to a walk in clinic in the morning and get another culture (and more cipro)?
Should I wait til Tuesday and call him back
Should I just ignore it because its likely psychosomatic?
Dr. Rick, MD :

Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?

Dr. Rick, MD :

I'm sorry to say this, but given what you have posted, I would go to the walk in clinic rather than wait for a three day weekend to pass :(

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Dr. Rick, MD : Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?
Dr. Rick, MD : I'm sorry to say this, but given what you have posted, I would go to the walk in clinic rather than wait for a three day weekend to pass :(
Dr. Rick, MD : Does this make sense to you?
Dr. Rick, MD : I hope this information was helpful for you. But I do work for tips so I want to make sure you are happy with me before rating me. If you have another question on this or a related issue feel free to fire away. You may also receive an email survey after our chat, if you don’t feel that I have earned a “10” rating in all areas, please let me know what I can do to meet your expectations.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
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Hello from JA
I am a double board certified clinician and I will answer you promptly.
Cipro is not a great drug to begin with and there is a lot of drug resistance now days.
I would get a culture, and start the correct cephalosporin until sensitivity results are back.
I would do this now as a resistant bug is very possible.
Please let me know if you have further questions.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

but the cipro worked and right away too!

It was the right drug-I have no doubt

It was 2 days after I finished my 14 day course that I thought the symptoms came back last night

Since I wrote the question last night, the symptoms dissapeared when I awoke this morning

I dont know what to do now

OK
If you are better fine...follow your doctors plan.
If not, do as I instructed.
If you have an anatomic problem, this can predispose you to not clear up infections all the way.
Partial resistance can also cause this.
So, at any further hint of symptoms, I would get the culture.
Please let me know if you have further questions.
Please don’t forget a positive rating.
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