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Experience : 12 Years
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Question:

my girlfriend had a really bad UTI for about 3 weeks. Also, she has been bloated for 2 weeks with back pain. Her UTI was diagnosed by a medical assistant from her urine sample. However, the burning has gone away but bloating and discomfort have not.

Answer:

Mr. Stoneking,

Is your girlfriend on her period? The things that you mentioned with the back pain and bloating can be seen during a period.

Did she take all of her antibiotics? There is a chance that the infection may have spread further up her urinary tract, but I would not necessarily expect to see bloating with that. If she did not finish her antibiotic, then she needs to be re-evaluated. If she did finish the antibiotics and is not on her period, then she needs to be re-evaluated. Sometimes when treating a common problem, we use common antibiotics. However, with growing resistance to common antibiotics, she may need a different type or a combination to eradicate the infection.

Thank you for your question. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. Dr. B