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I have a UTI and am needing some antibiotics please. What do

Customer Question

Good morning,
JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: I have a UTI and am needing some antibiotics please. What do I need to do ?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I take a thyroid med and that is it - besides supplements
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nope - very healthy active 53 year old ) thanks!!
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
thanks
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

are you male or female?

you can use over the counter Azo urine tests kits to check your urine for bacterial infection.

we can't give out prescriptions for antibiotics here onilne

we are doctors here to answer medical questions.

you will need to see a doctor face to face to get treatment.

have you used Azo test strips before?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no I have not - and I am 53 and I know when I have a simple UTI. I will call my doctor thank you. I did receive antibiotics on this forum last year for the same situation. Just FYI
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

UTI can be caused by any sort of bacteria and sometimes the bacteria can be resistant to certain antibiotics.

it is best to test the urine with a urinalysis and urine culture to know what bacteria is growing in your urine

to know what is the best antibitoic for it.

some other issues such as too much caffeine, alcohol, not drinking enough water, a bladder stone, vaginal atrophy, overactive bladder syndrome can also mimic symptoms of a UTI as well.