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Have recurring UTI. Tried various medications with no effect. Alternate solution?

I have had recurrent UTI for almost 1 year. Initially doctor advised antibiotic for 5 days but the UTI resurfaced in 3 days. Doctor advised ciflox for 4 weeks but uti came back while on medication . Then doc advised amikacin for a week and bacterium thereafter. I was ok for 2 months and UTI again. Doc advised Amikacin for 1 week and than niftas for 3 months. But after taking niftas it feels that bacteria is still there and not getting cured. I changed doctor who put me on zenocin od(400 mg) for 2 months and now zenocin 200 for 1 month. I get feeling that Bacteria is still in my prostate and not getting cured. What to do next, please advice.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

Please understand that, for all recurrent UTI's there is almost always an underlying cause that is causing the UTI to either return or not get completely treated. The possible causes for this could be:
-Kidney stones
-Kidney or bladder infections
-Infections of surrounding structures
-Poor hygiene
-Compression/obstruction of any part of the renal system that is resulting in stagnant urine, resulting in a UTI
and many other..

Please discuss the possibilities with your doctor. In such cases, UTI is not the condition that requires treatment. Treating the primary cause results in complete relief from the UTI's as well.

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.

Best wishes.
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