Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
are most common in
young to middle-aged women. They occur more often in women than in men
Some women have an ongoing problem with UTIs. If a woman has more
than two bladder infections in 6 months or more than three infections in a
year, she is said to have recurrent UTIs. Recurrent UTIs usually get better
with extended antibiotic treatment. But infection may recur as soon as the
woman stops taking antibiotics. For this reason, doctors usually recommend preventive antibiotics.
May 16, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
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