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Bladder infection. Body resistant to cipro. Reason?

The doctor's office just told me that I am resistant to Cipro and that is why my bladder infection has not improved. This is the second round of medication that they have given to me. My bladder infection started over a month again. Is there any reason for concern that my body is resistant to Cipro and that I have had a bladder infection for this long
Asked On : Sat, 31 Aug 2013
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Thanks for writing in to us.

Your doctor intends to inform you that the bacteria causing your bladder infection are resistant to ciprofloxacin. Nowadays due to increased prescribing of antibiotics, the same strain of bacteria which would have been killed by an antibiotic let us say 10 years back, has developed genetic mutation and resistance such that they are able to grow even in the presence of the antibiotic.

In other words, the bacteria are becoming more powerful and your antibiotics need to be changed. This is becoming an increasingly common problem in hospitals and you need not worry. The solution to your problem lies in changing over to sensitive antibiotics on your urine culture report. Some of the highly specific antibiotics for urinary infections include nitrofurantoin and newer cephalosoprins. This will be decided by your doctor and you must complete the course for quick recovery.

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