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Have UTI. On cipro. Feeling nausea and less urination. Urine culture done. Is it kidney infection?

Hi... I have had a UTI for about 5 weeks now.. Five weeks ago, I went to my dr. and he prescribed Cipro for 10 days.. the UTI is still present and i am nauseated and am only peeing slightly but often. How long does it take before it turns into a kidney infection? My doctor is now having my urine cultured which wasn;t ever done in the first place. I am just concerned that it could have travelled to my kidneys. I am also getting diarrea also. Can you please help? Thank you ... Laura
Asked On : Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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Hi laura,

Urine infections are common in women and can be treated with 5 to 10 ays course of antibiotics. if you have not responded there can be many reasons. confirm diagnosis with help of urine routine and urine culture test to see if any pus cells are there and any what antibiotic is going to be effective in your case. presence of diabetes, blockage to flow of urine are other factors which need to be ruled out. as far as your question weather infectin has gone to the kidneys ( pyelonephritis). this is suggested if you have back pain, high fever, incease in blood tests of TLC and serum creatinine. in which case treatment with injectable medicines controls the situation better.

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Answered: Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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