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UTI infection, prescribed ciprofloxacin. Severe back pain. Having plenty of water, cranberry juice. Cure?

Good morning Dr Grief last tues. i went to the emg . rm. found out that I had a really bad UTI infection Dr. put me on ciprofloxacin for one. wk. finished pills now I am exp. back pain again. i have had plenty of h20 and cranberry juice. he also gave me a mri of the stomach. no additional problems. health wise I am healthy and I take no medications. I am a vibrant healthy 65yr. NOW WHAT?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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You seem to be having recurrent UTI with back pain . I would suggest you to get Urine analysis and culture done . the culture reports take 24-48hrs to come. Till then you can visit your physician and get further course of antibiotic . Nitrofurantoin may be helpful.
Plenty of water helps in decreasing the infection.
Ultrasonography may be needed to rule out if there is pyelonephritis or any structural abnormality of the urinary system.. But i don't understand the need for MRI.
UTI should not be a cause of worry but proper tretment is needed to avoid complications
Wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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