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I am on day 9 of a UTI/bacteria infection. After seeing three clinics, three antibiotics, I am worse today than ever. I feel like my insides are on fire. Is it appropriate to visit a hospital ER in a situation like this? I hate wasting ER physicians time, but I have been to Urgent Care, Minute Clinic, and my primary physician clinic.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Yes, have taken Fluconazole one-dose twice, nitrofurantoin and cephalexin. This same thing happened five years ago and the only drug that worked was Cipro. My clinic feels this might make things "worse" - how much worse can this get???

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Take Lasix and Synthroid daily, and Humulin. Allergic to Demerol, Vancomycin (infused), Metformin, and Percocet

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No, I do not suffer from yeast, bladder, or UTIs. This is highly unusual...I did have part of my foot removed after developing life-threatening sepsis this year.

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