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Antibiotics For Cystitis
Taken 2 antibiotics for cystitis, but urine culture came back negative. Is it ok to stop the antibiotics as they are making me feel quite sick?
Be followed timely..: Was urine specimen for culture collected before or after starting antibiotics? If before, may stop it and be timely evaluated for refining diagnosis and treatment. Nonetheless, how to get the related things for right care done correctly has not need to be that hard by following advice in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you can work closer/ better with doc for medical care. ...Read more
Normal to still find blood in urine (non hemolysis, dipsticks) 8 days after stopping antibiotics (for a possible cystitis, no infection diagnosed)?
No: Its never normal to have blood in your urine. However, sometimes it can be contaminant from period blood. The best thing to do is to repeat it down the road. If you have persistent microscopic blood in your urine, this needs to be worked up. It can be caused by kidney stones, bladder polyps or, more rarely, even bladder cancer. Best wishes! ...Read more
How long will it take for antibiotics to start working for cystitis? I have taken one tablet and am waiting for some sort of relief! Will a bath help?
A day or two: It takes a day or two for UTI symptoms to start to improve. Keep taking the antibiotic as directed and drink LOTS of fluids to keep high urine flow. You can also ask your doctor or chemist about phenazopyridine (Pyridium® and other brands in the US) to reduce discomfort during the couple days before the antibiotic kicks in. If questions remain, contact the doctor treating you. ...Read more
Not a good idea.: This condition is highly unlikely to be cured without antibiotics. It is an infection and so has gone too far to be handled by simple methods. It is an infection of the bladder, and even if it were to finally resolve, there would be complications like adhesions, etc. That would impair future function, and it would be after a long time. It also might still be there, so see your dr. And get abx. ...Read more
Cystitis: Cystitis is marked by urinary frequency and urgency, as well as lower abdominal cramping pain. Although cystoscope usually shows lesions on the bladder wall, there is no real evidence that cystitis is an infection. Under those circumstances, antibiotics may not be necessary and/or useful. However, antibiotics are often prescribed if there is a presumption of infection. Seek advice from a urologist. ...Read more
Woken up with terrible cystitis even though I have been on antibiotics for it for the last 3 days what do I do as I am in so much pain!?
Resistant bacteria?: Symptoms should have improved with 3 days of treatment and certainly should not be getting worse. Your urinary tract infection probably is caused by a bacteria resistant to your antibiotic. Immediately contact the doctor or clinic treating you; they'll probably prescribe something else. In the meantime, drink lots of fluids and ask your chemist about phenazopyridine, which will ease discomfort. ...Read more
If both me and my wife have honeymoon cystitis and we are taking our antibiotics can we still have sex?
Cystitis & Sex: Urinary tract infections provide different symptoms for males and females. For you there may be some burning on ejaculation depending upon whether the prostate is involved. For her, urinary frequency, urgency and pain. Sex with her will give you a new definition of "squirting" so i would advise a bilateral "truce" until treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I still have symptoms of cystitis if I have 4 days taking the antibiotics that the urine culture said the e coli was susceptive to?
I have a serious emphysematous cystitis sent home with IV antibiotics but i'm not feeling better. What signns do I look for before i return too the er?
See answer: Emphysematous cysitis (ec) is a rare entity characterized by pockets of gas in and around the bladder wall produced by bacterial or fungal fermentation. Most commonly seen in diabetics. Controlling your sugar and taking the correct antibiotic will usually result in cure. Fever (>101)/chills, nausea/vomting, or noticeable/increasing abdominal pain should prompt call to your md or return trip to er. ...Read more
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