I keep getting recurring UTIs every time after sex. Sometimes it happens three times a week. The urine culture shows Streptococcus agalactiae group B. I was given a Fosfomycin sachet, which was effective. But the infection appears again when I have sex. I have been prescribed Nitrofurantoin 100 mg twice daily for ten days. So I was not doing sexual intercourse for the past ten days. But I am afraid of getting the infection again. Will I get the infection if I have sex again as the dose is over? What should I do? Will I ever be able to enjoy sex?
It is better to have a consultation regarding UTI (urinary tract infection) with a physician to have proper treatment, as recurrent antibiotics could also give you resistance. Have one high vaginal swab, thyroid function test, transvaginal scan, and one local hysteroscopic examination to exclude any local pathology by a gynecologist. After discussing it with your gynecologist, you can have combined oral contraceptive pills for three months to regulate cycles and prevent unscheduled bleeding. Along with that, please follow these suggestions.
.. not take the prescribed antibiotic if it causes side effects. I suggest you take the tablet Augmentin (Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid) 1 gram daily for a week. Consult a specialist doctor, discuss with them and take medications with their consent. Read full
.. urine report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) is great. UTI (urinary tract infection) and recurrent UTI are different. Recurrent UTI will need further investigations like ultrasound KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) and post-void Read full
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