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Thank you for your query.
is available in the flora of the gastrointestinal tract and is commonly and harmlessly available there. In most cases of a urinary tract infection
caused by this organism, the organism finds its way into the urinary tract via the fecal route. Proteus mirabilis infections can be treated with broad-spectrum penicillins or cephalosporins except in severe cases. It is not susceptible to nitrofurantoin
and has experienced increasing drug resistance
, and ciprofloxin.
As you have already found relief from this infection-causing organism, the treatment prescribed was effective. Now coming to E. coli being the infection-causing organism (this is the most commonly seen organism in cases of UTI).
I would advise you to go about a urine culture examination which will provide information on the infection-causing organism and the most suitable antibiotic that can be used (if this is not already done). This will surely provide relief.
Now coming to your concern of a recurrent infection in such a short time span. Recurrent infections usually always have some underlying cause (eg. stones, hygiene, diet, etc.)
Thus, I request you to please discuss the details with your doctor and go about a more elaborate examination to rule out some of the most common causes of recurrent infections.
I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications. I would gladly help you.