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bladder and urinary tract infections

I've finished my bactrim for my urinary tract infection, so why do I still have the burning when I urinate?
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Sounds like you still have the infection.
Supplement your medication with cranberry juice drinks ('Lite', not heavily sugared) - several glasses a day - for a month. Really helps clear URTs.
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Sounds like you still have the infection.
Supplement your medication with cranberry juice drinks ('Lite', not heavily sugared) - several glasses a day - for a month. Really helps clear [I meant] UTIs!
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Hi.  Do you know if your urine was cultured or was a urinalysis only done?  Sometimes doctors start patients on antibiotics and dont culture the urine therefore treat the infection blindly.  Sorry this is kind of late but i just logged on to this site.  If you feel you have another uti make sure you have your urine cultured.  If it was then you can try taking some AZO over the counter for your symptoms.  Hope you feel better.
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Hello,
It can be due to the persistence of UTI or recurrent UTI. Get a urine culture done and then start with specific antibiotics. Recurrent urine infections could be due to various reasons. Most common cause is stones in kidney which is blocking urine pathway. Other causes are changing sexual partners frequently, pregnancy, diabetes and of course childhood infections. The urine can also be due to retention of urine anywhere in its flow due t obstruction. The obstruction can be due to abnormality of structures since birth, stones.

So you should get a ultrasound, CT scan done and also some urine and blood tests. Avoid taking pain pills. Drink about 2-3 liters of water in a day.  

I hope it helps. Take care and regards.

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