Suppose you have a patient doing well after abdominal surgery, more or less eating, ambulating, talking about going home, then suddenly, their urine output is low, their temp goes to above 102, they feel awful and you find out it is due to a urinary tract infection. Assume no urethral obstruction and catheter for first day post-op only and no voiding problems since.
How many days antibiotics?
1 day after fever gone
Would it matter to you whether:
Male or female
Other medical problems
Would this be more of an Infectious Diseases specialists approach (culture and relatively long term antibiotics because the source is not going to be surgically removed)?