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Posted by: concerned | 2010-10-25

Persistant bladder infection

My boyfriend is on his 2nd course of antibiotics (atleast) for a bladder infection that wont clear up.Should he be tested for anything other than a bladder infection,or is it normal for it to persist this long?Its been on and off for a few weeks now.

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Hallo Concerned
If it does not clear up it usually means that there is something else wrong, causing the infection. This could be something like a chronic prostate infection, a stone in the bladder or kidney, or narrowing of the urine tube causing urine to be left behind in the bladder. It could also be that the bacteria causing the infection is resistant to the antibiotics he is getting. Urine should be sent to the lab for culture, and if needed he may be referred to an urologist for further tests.
dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010-10-25

Hallo Concerned
If it does not clear up it usually means that there is something else wrong, causing the infection. This could be something like a chronic prostate infection, a stone in the bladder or kidney, or narrowing of the urine tube causing urine to be left behind in the bladder. It could also be that the bacteria causing the infection is resistant to the antibiotics he is getting. Urine should be sent to the lab for culture, and if needed he may be referred to an urologist for further tests.
dr Bets

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