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I was diagnosed with a UTI on Sunday and had antibiotics for

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Hi, I was diagnosed with a UTI on Sunday and had antibiotics for 3 days, I finished them yesterday and today my bladder still hurts and it’s painful under my left rib. I feel like my stomach is bloated as well
JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I don’t think so
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 14 days ago.

What are your age and gender?

What did your urine culture test show?

Which antibiotic have you taken?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Female 24, they didn’t do a culture as I am not registered with a gp it was a doctor on medicspot
The anti biotics i had were macrobid
I think
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 14 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 14 days ago.

I am sorry to learn about your health issues.

I know that can be very stressful when in such a situation.

A urinary tract infection, as a rule, warrants a urine culture for the evaluation (with a routine urine analysis). A urine culture test substantiates the infection, gives you the best antibiotic to treat and eradicate the infection, and prevent its recurrence.

Treating a UTI without a culture test is like going into the sea without navigation help.

You may go to your GP or to a walk-in clinic for the urine culture to properly manage it.

Following measures would be helpful, meanwhile;

1) Drinking plenty of fluids and water

2) Cranberry extract capsule.

3) Avoiding alcohol drinks and caffeine drinks

4) Azo/Pyridium for urinary burning/pain (it is without the prescription and is a urinary analgesic).

The recurrence of the symptoms can be;

1) Inadequate duration of antibiotics. You may need the antibiotic for at least 3-4 days more.

2) Not the optimum antibiotic for your UTI infection.

I am glad for the opportunity to answer your question.

I hope this interaction is helpful to you.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I trust this answers your question, gives some good information, and provides comfort.

I wish you and your family safety and health during these difficult times.