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Q. I am getting recurrent urinary tract infections even after taking antibiotics. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Albana Greca
and medically reviewed by Dr. Lochana
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 05, 2020 and last reviewed on: May 12, 2021

Hi doctor,

I am 29 years old and had UTI eleven months back. I took antibiotics for seven days and then it became fine. After a month, I did a urine culture and had E.coli in it. Again, I was advised to take antibiotics for 15 days. Nothing helped me. Again, I continued taking antibiotics. I consulted a urologist and he told me that it occurs due to inflammation of the prostate. I was advised to take Alpha-blockers and I took them for three months. But nothing helped me. Later, I was advised to take some allergy medicine. My urgency for urination got stopped. But I have discomfort and pain in the penis. It is not getting reduced and it comes randomly. Sometimes it pains a lot and sometimes, I do not have pain. What is the reason?

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Hi,

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You have pain due to prostatitis. It is a difficult condition to treat. I suggest you avoid activities that aggravate prostatitis such as prolonged sitting or bicycling. You can take supplements containing echinacea, garlic, goldenseal to reduce your inflammation. Taking cranberry juice help in preventing the spread of infection from the prostate to the bladder. Take light meals and avoid taking high-calorie foods and heavy meals. Doing kegel's exercise helps a lot. Drink plenty of fluids. Try these measures for some days and have a follow-up after seeing a difference.


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