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Cipro can no longer be considered a good choice for UTI
There are many reports on this. Too much resistance.
Even bactrim is now failing as a fist line medication.
Do not WAIT on changing the antibiotics, in other words, do not wait on the culture results. You have given no indication they did a culture. They would have told you, and they would have called you if the result did not fit the antibiotic they gave you [it would be illegal in the US for them not to inform you]. Therefore, it is not likely you had a culture, and you would have to get that now. There are other problems here, though, which I will now go into.
The indicated medicine in this case, and tell them after they get the culture, would be a third generation cephalosporin.
In addition, being a male, prostatitis needs to be ruled out.
If this is the problem, 2 weeks or more of doxyciline would be a good choice.
In addition, prostatitis would also explain a non response to cipro, and a response to any medication in prostatitis would be slower.
As a male, you need to see a urologist for follow up to rule out such anatomic problems: in other words, why would a male even get a UTI.
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