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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?

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

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Normal to still find blood in urine (non hemolysis, dipsticks) 8 days after stopping antibiotics (for a possible cystitis, no infection diagnosed)?

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

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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?

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

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How long could cystitis last with antibiotics?

Short : It will resolve within a week or two, and the symptoms will get better within days. It is important to complete the antibiotics, because improvement of the symptoms does not mean resolution of disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to to cure cystitis without antibiotics?

Is it possible to to cure cystitis without antibiotics?

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

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What are the symptoms of cystitis and do I need antibiotics?

What are the symptoms of cystitis and do I need antibiotics?

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

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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!?

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

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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 more

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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?

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?

Reconsult physician: Uti is not always sucessfully treated and there are other causes of bladder symptoms besides urinary infection. If symptoms do not resolve after several days of antibiotics a pcp or gyn should be consulted. ...Read more

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The doctor said I have cystitis. He prescribed some antibiotics to stop the bleeding, but I don't see a change. ?

The doctor said I have cystitis. He prescribed some antibiotics to stop the bleeding, but I don't see a change. ?

Possible cystitis: cystitis means inflammation/infection of the urinary bladder. It is mostly associated with pain and discomfort in the lower belly specially with passing urine. Fever/chills may be present. Urine tests can show signs of infection including blood but this blood is almost always ONLY visible under microscope, not with plain eye. There are many possible reasons to have blood in urine. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from honeymoon cystitis,ecoli bacteria for past five months after marriage.I took antibiotics but not useful..how to cure this ?

I'm suffering from honeymoon cystitis,ecoli bacteria for past five months after marriage.I took antibiotics but not useful..how to cure this ?

Minimize, not cure: You can minimize but not "cure" this type of cystitis due to ongoing frequent intercourse. Tips as follows: Empty your bladder prior to sex and as soon as convenient after. Wipe from front to back after voiding. Do not go from anal to vaginal intercourse without thoroughly washing first. Finally, see a Urologist for tests(culture/sensitivity) & to see if there are anatomical problems with bladder ...Read more

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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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GF has got long circles,on may she was 7days late,on june was 12d,so far she is 16d.Why?Hope not pregnant.10d ago she had cystitis and got antibiotics

GF has got long circles,on may she was 7days late,on june was 12d,so far she is 16d.Why?Hope not pregnant.10d ago she had cystitis and got antibiotics

Need more info: Did either of you use contraception? If not, pregnancy is a possibility. Did she get an OTC pregnancy test? If neg redo in a week. Cystitis is not a problem but the kind of antibiotic she received if she is pregnant may be a problem. If second pregnancy test is pos or neg she should see her OB/GYN physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman in her mid-60s to recover from Interstitial cystitis without taking antibiotics?

Is it possible for a woman in her mid-60s to recover from Interstitial cystitis without taking antibiotics?

See below: Interstitial cystitis is not due to infection with any known organism and antibiotics are not useful. Unfortunately it is a chronic condition with no known cure. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/basics/definition/CON-20022439 ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with genitourinary tract cystitis 3 days ago & been on antibiotics since.Why am i still having nausea and bloatedness

?antibiotics: Bloating and nausea are not typical symptoms of a uti. They may be side effects of the antibiotics. Once you complete your treatment if those problems continue consult your health care provider. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more