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I have been treated for the E- infection with Antiabiotics,

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I have been treated for the E-Coli infection with Antiabiotics, I am confused some Dr's say don't use them for this condition some say use them! I am so confused!
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: CEPHALEXIN 500 MGS
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: NOT THAT I AM AWARE OF, I'VE NEVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 months ago.

Hi there,

The only time to use antibiotics is if you were having symptoms of a urinary tract infection.

Symptoms include

dysuria or painful urination
frequency or going often
urgency or feeling like you need to go
suprapubic pain
less commonly gross hematuria or blood in urine
fever
chills

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 months ago.

Also, you should be treated if you are pregnant.

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 months ago.

Were you having any of those symptoms?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No Fever or Chills but all the other symptoms!
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 months ago.

Unfortunately, you will need to be treated.

The symptoms may get better without treatment, but they may also get worse.

You can also try Pyridium, cranberry juice, and increasing your fluid intake.

What additional questions can I answer?

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 months ago.

Actually, all UTI's in children and men should be treated too.
All UTI in women with functional, metabolic, or anatomical abnormalities, such as obstruction, urinary stone, pregnancy, diabetes, neurogenic bladder, renal insufficiency, or immunosuppression, as well as any UTI a postmenopausal women need to be treated.

The only time not to treat is when there are no symptoms of UTI, but bacteria on urinalysis.

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 months ago.

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